Project partners are Lviv, Tbilisi, Polish Institute in Kiev, Polish Institute in Minsk and Polish Institute in Bucharest.
The main objective of the Congress is to strengthen cultural and social cooperation between EU and Eastern Partnership countries. The underlying assumption is that the Eastern Partnership initiative should be built as a cultural product, not being limited to the “coal and steel” perspective. This comes from the conviction that culture should be perceived from a wider perspective, as a factor connecting European identity, “soft power” giving a chance for EU to affect neighbouring countries.
In a time of a current multicultural European society crisis, the congress seeks to pose some questions – is Europe able to run a neighbourhood partnership project which does not neglect culture, making a nation a state domain out of it? How does the European Union find a place for cultural and social initiatives in its long-term strategy of neighbourhood partnership establishment?
Artists, people connected with culture, representatives of non-governmental organizations and local authorities, mainly from Eastern Partnership and EU countries, also from Russia and other European countries will take part in the Congress.
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