Project "EUnderground" wants to bring the history closer to young citizens with a very unique topic which has received less attention so far. The project reveals a hidden and less accessible cultural heritage of former socialist countries: the field of underground cultural movements in Eastern- and Central-Europe between 1948-89. The project title refers to the alternative cultural movements at that time as very important means of cultural opposition of the civil society in the Eastern block. The project's scientific, cultural and non-formal educational activities about counterculture helps significantly the acquaintance of the era, which creates a better understanding the importance of free speech and civil dialogue in a democracy. We show different forms of cultural protesting against the repression of the freedom of thought and conscience through censorship, and accent the contrast between the dictatorship of the party state and the democratic system of the EU nowadays.
Timeframe of the project: 01/09/2018 - 31/12/2019
Visegrad features of the project: Cultural Dissent Movements in the Visegrad Countries
With the help of the International Visegrad Grant we can implement richer project activities and tasks like Intercultural Student-Journal Workshop for V4 students, broader the Transnational Knowledge Center and a more exciting Censorship Festival. Moreover, with this financial support we can invite Slovakia to the project for reach the full V4 coverage. With this special activities, we want to strengthen our common Visegrad identity with cultural and art-educational events.