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Days of Poetry and Wine

The Europe for Citizens supported project In search of Freedom 1968-2018 was conceived with a view to re-examine the message of 1968, promote the importance of remembrance and foster a cross-border debate about civil participation in shaping democracy. Four partners – Beletrina Academic Press, The National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia, The University of Barcelona Solidarity Foundation and The History Meeting House – from three countries, Slovenia, Spain and Poland, joined forces to highlight this important and complex legacy in order to learn from it and be inspired for changes in the future. 1 Kick-off meeting Project partners met in Ljubljana for the kick-off meeting to discuss the final methodology for the project implementation, appoint the working team, finalize the programme and define the valorisation strategy. The event involved 10 citizens, including 7 participants from the city of Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2 participants from the city of Warsaw (Poland) and 1 participant from the city of Barcelona (Spain) and it took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 15/01/2017 to 16/01/2017.

 


 

World Literatures – Fabula

Since its beginnings in 2004, World Literatures – Fabula has become Slovenia’s premier prose festival, known throughout the region. It takes place at the end of winter in the country's picturesque capital of Ljubljana, which also holds the permanent title of UNESCO's City of Literature, awarded to cities with a rich literary heritage that promote their local creative scene. In its past editions, the festival has hosted numerous acclaimed writers, among them Nobel Prize winner Herta Müller, Man Booker laureate Richard Flanagan, Jonathan Franzen, Michel Houellebecq, Janice Galloway, Amitav Ghosh, Hanif Kureishi, Irvine Welsh, Bernardo Atxaga, Sofi Oksanen, and Mathias Énard, to name just a few. The festival has a special focus each year and always publishes new books by all five central guest authors. In addition to bringing top literature and prominent writers, Fabula has a diverse accompanying programme – from workshops to film screenings – that speaks to everyone, from younger to older generations of readers, from lovers of literature to those who rarely attend such events. To read more about Fabula and its most recent edition, please follow the link above.

 

 


 

Versopolis

Great young poets write in all languages but are often unknown beyond the boundaries of the language they write in. The aim of the project is to change this by creating a unique, European-wide platform that gives emerging European poets a chance to become international poetry stars. Versopolis, a network of 13 renowned literary festivals, is a platform that enables poets to participate at festivals across Europe and supports translation and publication of their poetry in English, as well as in the languages of the festivals. At the same time, Versopolis serves as an extensive and comprehensive archive of quality contemporary poetry and since 2016 also operates as an online literary magazine, European Review of Poetry, Books and Culture, with great new texts by major international authors on poetry, books, art, film, music, thought, travel, opinion and more. Visit www.versopolis.com and find out where poetry lives!

 


 

Insider

Insider strives to encourage accessibility and social involvement of persons with disabilities in culture and society. Providing disabled persons with improved access to culture, education, employment, tourist services and other public activities means implementing various technical solutions that can be used to create or adapt buildings, cultural productions, services and products, as well as access to information and communications by universal accessibility standards. Different projects are focused on raising awareness among significant stakeholders, as well as educating and training vulnerable groups to improve the knowledge and competences and thus improve their employability, social activity and independent enterprise. People with impaired vision, hearing, reading, speech, mobility or mental capacities want to live as independently as possible. There is no reason for them not to actively participate in all walks of life where they can contribute to social progress and fully develop their potentials.

 


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In search of Freedom 1968-2018

The Europe for Citizens supported project In search of Freedom 1968-2018 was conceived with a view to re-examine the message of 1968, promote the importance of remembrance and foster a cross-border debate about civil participation in shaping democracy. Four partners – Beletrina Academic Press, The National Museum of Contemporary History of Slovenia, The University of Barcelona Solidarity Foundation and The History Meeting House – from three countries, Slovenia, Spain and Poland, joined forces to highlight this important and complex legacy in order to learn from it and be inspired for changes in the future.

 

1 Kick-off meeting

Project partners met in Ljubljana for the kick-off meeting to discuss the final methodology for the project implementation, appoint the working team, finalize the programme and define the valorisation strategy. The event involved 10 citizens, including 7 participants from the city of Ljubljana (Slovenia), 2 participants from the city of Warsaw (Poland) and 1 participant from the city of Barcelona (Spain) and it took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia from 15/01/2017 to 16/01/2017.

 

2 Lectures and Panel Discussions

Internationally acclaimed lecturers, professor Hrvoje Klasić from the University of Zagreb, Mary Nash from the University of Barcelona and Piotr Osęka Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences presented papers highlighting the circumstances of 1968 in different cultural and political contexts unearthing their common European dimension. Lectures were followed by a panel discussion attracting particularly students. The event involved about 156 citizens, including 52 participants from the city of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 52 participants from the city of Barcelona, Spain and 52 participants from the city of Warsaw, Poland.

The events took place in Ljubljana, Slovenia on 16/03/2018, Barcelona, Spain on 19/04/2018 and Warsaw, Poland on 9/05/2018.

 

3 Memory Archives

The event involved more than 250 citizens, including 100 participants from Slovenia, 85 participants from Poland and 65 participants from Spain.

Testimonies accompanied by article and video interviews reflecting 1968 were collected in Memory Archives in the partner countries. In Slovenia, they were collected on the MMC news portal: https://www.rtvslo.si/1968. In Poland, they are available at www.audiohistoria.pl while in Spain, they are part of the Audiovisual Bank of Testimonies promoted by the Government of Catalonia: http://bancmemorial.gencat.cat/web/home/ Welcome to visit!

 

4 Instagram Contest

The event involved 400  citizens from all European countries as well as from the USA, Armenia, Philippines, Turkey and Palestine.

The Instagram contest involved students from partner countries and beyond. Inspired by the knowledge of the past, students were invited to post images about their own vision of freedom in 2018. Lasting from 1 February to 30 May 2018 it attracted about 400 entries the best of which were awarded and exhibited.

 

5 Travelling exhibition

The three exhibition openings were attended by 286 visitors, including 138 participants from the city of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 72 participants from the city of Barcelona, Spain and 76 participants from the city of Warsaw, Poland. During the whole exhibition period in Slovenia, Spain and Poland the exhibitions were attended by more than 85.000 visitors.

The international travelling exhibition, a joint effort of all three partners, was first put up in the National Museum of Contemporary History in Slovenia (16/06/2018-16/07/2018), travelling to Warsaw, Poland (6-30/09/2018) where it was put up in the History Meeting House and finally reaching Spain where it was displayed at a prestigious and symbolic venue of the Castle of Montjuic in Barcelona (29/11/2018-30/06/2019) Now it is available in an online 260º version: http://www.muzej-nz.si/360/1968/1968.html

 

6 Book of Essays

More than 25 participants, including authors of essays, editors, language editors, translators, proof readers as well as photographs participated in the book of essays, including 15 from Slovenia, 5 from Poland and 5 from Spain.

The book of essays In Search of Freedom: 1968-2018 features essays by the guest lecturers as well as students from partner countries as well as images collected at the Instagram contest and the Memory Archive. It is available in English, Slovene as well as in e-book format.

 

7 Valorisation – Workshop Study Module

The final activity of the project was the production of the workshop study module on the civil rights movement for students. The module presents a historical introduction to the subject of the protest movements in 1968, highlighting its transnational relevance More than X participants contributed material, including X participants from Spain, X from Poland and X from Slovenia.