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EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD AND PARTNERSHIP INSTRUMENT
2007-2013 CROSS BORDER COOPERATION PROGRAMME

LATVIA-LITHUANIA-BELARUS

Crossroads of love and art

PRIORITY 1: PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

Measure 1.5: Strengthening of social-cultural networking and community development

Beneficiary: Alytus District Municipality Administration (Alytus, Lithuania)
Partner: Department of Idealogical Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of Voronovo District Executive Committee (Voronovo, Belarus)

PROBLEM: The project addressed two problems: relatively low knowledge and interest in the common cultural history of Lithuania and Belarus and the lack of cultural activities in the border region of Lithuania and Belarus. Both partners decided to revive the memory of the well known romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz in their regions and to engage in long lasting cultural relations of Alytus district (Lithuania) and Voronovo (Belarus).

OBJECTIVES: The overall objective of the project was to strengthen cultural networking by implementing joint cross-border activities. The specific objective of the partners was to organize two art pilot weeks "crossroads of love and art", that would contribute to cherishing common cultural heritage of Lithuania and Belarus and to activating of contemporary cultural life in Alytus district and Voronovo. 

RESULTS&OUTPUTS: 

The main results of the project were the increased networking of cross-border professional and amateur artists, intensified cooperation and enriched opportunities to develop new cultural products (performances, plain air sessions, poetry events).

2 pilot art weeks "Crossroads of Love and Art" were organised. One week gathered the participants in Daugai (Alytus District) and the other week invited people from two countries into Voronovo. The art weeks featured the joint theatrical performance with artists from Lithuania and Belarus acting in one stage and joint plain airs.

24 artists created nature scenes and portraits of local people. The paintings were donated to the local communities. Joint readings of the poetry of Adam Mickiewicz and other poets were also organised.

The project was represented in the short-movie competition "Be part of it" of the Programme, designated for the European Cooperation Day 2013: FILM "PILGRIMS OF LOVE".

Project number: LLB-2-111
Grant Contract number: 1VL-779
Total budget: 55 556 €
EU contribution: 50 000 €
Implementation period: 6 months (April 2013 - October 2013)
Contact: Aurimas Truncė
Alytus district municipality administration, tel. +370 315 55533+370 315 55533, faks. +370 315 74716, e-mail: a.trunce@arsa.lt

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