About The Project
The project consisted in the implementation of short artistic forms with the effects of manifestations of intolerance, hate speech and other goals set out in the articles of the document of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union – these were mainly audiovisual works, but also musical, illustrative and descriptive works. We focused on refining the audiovisual works and creating a film.
Each of the participants, while shooting the film and working on the script, chose a leading topic that was to illustrate the content of the selected or a group of related articles.
The work was divided into several points – here it’ s the pandemic factor, which in many cases made it impossible to work in groups „in real time”, also influenced – it is about restrictions in individual countries regarding movement and contacts. Work on the project has been divided into segments:
1) Recruitment – each of the partners invited the project participants to present themselves on the international arena, ensuring the diversity of species, age, gender and nationality, as well as agreeing between coordinators from individual countries the methods of recruiting participants. It was important to familiarize the audience with the ideas contained in the Charter and to prepare a debate by artists, scientists, journalists and intellectuals about what the Charter of Fundamental Rights is, how it influenced the cohesion of the EU and how we see it 20 years after its writing.
The project recruited participants from 3 countries: Poland, Italy and Hungary. Due to the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic, most activities, work, meetings and debates took place online.
2) Education – workshops / lectures
3) Creation – curatorial guidance / joint work with the participation of participants grouped around the project
4) Multiplication – Presentation of the participants’ works to the public at partner events and shows
5) Communication – branding and PR activities for the project;
6) Meetings of members and networking and exchange of experiences between participants
All the above points were carried out on-line, except for the short period of September / October 2020 in Poland, where it was possible (the restrictions related to COVID-19 were relaxed) to partially conduct workshops with live participants.
The first workshop in Poland was conducted in accordance with the epidemiological principles and the partners of the project were connected the on-line during the workshop.
Then, each of the coordinators in their country recruited participants for the project and on-line work began on the implementation of works that were to be an artistic interpretation of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.The project inspired artists from Italy to implement 10 artistic events in Perugia entitled: „CuoriAccesi” during the period of restrictions, when all artistic activity live was forbidden. „CuoriAccesi” is an artistic provocation that searches for an answer to the question about the meaning of art and the need for art among people.
Due to the epidemiological situation in Europe and in the world, subsequent workshops were held only on-line.
In Poland and Italy, the participants were people of all age groups, in Hungary mainly adolescents and adults – women and men.
We received over 40 audiovisual works, over 20 audio works and 8 illustrative works and some descriptive works.
Also, debates, discussions on the works created and topics undertaken by the participants in their works took place on-line.
The end result of the project is a demonstration film made of selected audiovisual works by the participants, lasting 1h 40 minutes and 10 thematic sequences (12-15 minutes each). The show for the public in Warsaw took place on July 9, 2021 in Galeria XX1, the show was preceded by the introduction and presentation of the project, institutions involved in the project and the presentation of the project participants, followed by a debate on topics related to the project.
The next performances took place in Oleśnica – TeatrSztuki, at the Teatro nelBicchiere festival in Italy.
There are also scheduled performances in October 2021 at the Powszechny Theater in Radom, the Cultural Center in Długosiodło and Grójec in Poland and Hungary.
The project « The Past for the Future » was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme „Europe for Citizens”
Strand 1 – „European Rememberance„
7 events have been carried out within this project:
Event 1 – 1st project implementation period, study meetings
Participation: The events involved 15 citizens, including 11 participants from the cities: Warsaw, Wroclaw (Poland),
2 participants from the city of Rome (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Budapest (Hungary).
Location / Dates: The events took place in Warsaw (Poland) and on-line conducted with the partners (Poland, Italy, Hungary), from 20.01.2020 to 28.08.2020
Short description: The aim of the events were developing a project implementation model and methods of recruiting and conducting workshops by experts (people involved in the evaluation of participants’ work) and participants. Introducing the subject, inviting professionals to the project, establishing cooperation with local government organizations and local sub-entities, preparing technical facilities.
Event 2 – 1st international workshops
Participation: The events involved 42 citizens, including 40 participants from the cities: of Długosiodło, Warsaw (Poland),
1 participant from the city of Rome (Italy), 1 participant from the city of Budapest (Hungary).
Location / Dates: The events took place in Długosiodło (Poland) with a combination of on-line with foreign partners (Italy, Hungary), from 24.09.2020 to 09.10.2020
Short description: The aim of the events – Meetings – workshops were devoted to familiarizing the groups with the methodology of work and the subject matter, the idea of the project, showing the choice of subjects for the work, introducing the program participants to the history, the creation and content of the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. Getting to know the participants with the experts.
Event 3 – 2nd project implementation period
Participation: The events involved 13 citizens, including 9 participants from the cities: Warsaw, Grójec (Poland),
3 participants from the city of Perugia (Italy), 1 participant from the city Budapest (Hungary)
Location / Dates: The events took place on-line (Poland, Italy, Hungary) conducted by a team from Perugia (Italy) and from Warsaw (Poland), from 11.11.2020 to 20.03.2021
Short description: The aim of the events were interviews, discussions with project implementers and people involved in the evaluation of participants. Works that will appear in the form of online consultations on the portal, available to participants and evaluators.
Event 4 – II workshops
Participation: The event involved 113 citizens, including 38 participants from the cities:Perugia, Siena, Grossetto, Asisi (Italy),
47 participants from the city of Budapest (Hungary), 28 participants from the cities: Warsaw, Wroclaw, Oleśnica
Location / Dates: The events took place on-line (Poland, Italy, Hungary) conducted by: a team from Perugia (Italy), a team from Budapest (Hungary), a team from Warsaw (Poland), from 10.03.2021 to 05.05.2021
Short description: The aim of the events were Invitation of film industry professionals, trainers and commentators (related to European Union affairs) 4 days of workshops in the form of Webinars with participants. Evaluation of material samples, discussions on the presented materials, the possibility of establishing contacts between participants and professionals.
Event 5 – 3rd project implementation period
Participation: The events involved 145 citizens, including 65 participants from the cities: Warszawa, Wroclaw, Oleśnica, Długosiodło, Grójec (Poland), 38 participants from the cities: Perugia, Asisi, Scansano, Grosetto (Italy), 42 from the city of Budapest (Hungary)
Location / Dates: The events took place on-line (Warsaw, Długosiodło, Grójec, Wroclaw, Oleśnica – Poland; Perugia, Siena, Grosetto, Asyż, Scansano – Italy; Budapest – Hungary), from 24.09.2020 to 16.06.2021
Short description: The aim of the event was many months of consultations and confrontations of film, sound, text and illustrative productions of participants with professionals. The principles of cooperation were established at study meetings and workshops. Making a dozen films on the interpretation of individual articles of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union in the form of an artistic message
Event 6 – Completion of the project
Participation: The events involved 93 citizens, including 81 participants from the cities: Warsaw, Wroclaw, Oleśnica (Poland),
8 participants from the cities: Perugia, Asyż, Scansano (Italy), 4 from the city of Budapest (Hungary)
Location / Dates: The events took place on-line (Poland, Italy, Hungary) conducted by a team from Warsaw (Poland), as well as in a public place at Galeria XX1 in Warsaw and Teatr Sztuk in Oleśnica (Poland) from 29/06/2021 to 09/07/2021
Short description: The aim of the events were screenings of the resulting films to a wider audience, getting to know the results of the project. Civic activation of the society from smaller centers through the film screenings and invitations to discussions.
Event 7 – Evaluation
Participation: The events involved 8 citizens, including 4 participants from the city of Warsaw (Poland),
3 participants from the city of Perugia (Italy), 1 participant from the city of Budapest (Hungary)
Location / Dates: The events took place in Warsaw (Poland) and on-line with partners (Italy, Hungary), from 10.07.2021 to 19.07.2021
Short description: The aim of the events was developing an evaluation model, collecting data for the preparation of evaluation, financial and substantive reports. Writing reports.