Open Europe – Cultural Dialogue across Borders was a research project, which was initiated in February 2013 by a group of experts in the fields of culture, sociology, history, political theory and linguistics from the Centre for Eastern Partnership of the University of Opole.
The main objective of the project was to create the framework of an institutional, transnational research programme focusing on intercultural dialogue and the resulting from it the relationship between the “culture of memory” and the integration and unity of Europe.
The results of the research, undertaken by the partners from the Visegrad Group, provide information about existing threats, shortages, and needs in this area, and are a source of good practices for the Eastern Partnership countries. The research project was to establish the joint protection of cultural heritage.
The organizers, within the framework of the conference, offered 5 thematic panels, which resulted in publishing the following books:
- Europe of the Wary: New Communication and Information Order for Reduction of Tension within the United Europe
- Historical Collective Memory within Borderlands
- Cultural heritage and Security in Europe – ‘Ours – Yours – Shared’
- Culture or Cultures in the Dynamics of Social Life
- New Diplomacy in Open Europe.