Project „Legacy of Björnstjerne Björnson – defender of the rights of the Slovak nation“

TITLE OF THE PROJECT  
„Legacy of Björnstjerne Björnson – defender of the rights of the Slovak nation"

LOGO OF THE PROJECT

              


ABRIDGED TITLE OF THE PROJECT „Monument to B. Björnson"

REFERENCE TO FUND
The project is financed from the bilateral funds at national level / Grants of EEA and Norway.

PLACE OF IMPLEMENTATION   Košice
OVERALL COSTS   35 000,00 €
TYPE OF ACTIVITY   Predefined activity pursuant to the work plan

PROVIDER   Government Office of the Slovak Republic – department of EEA grants and Norway
BENEFICIARY   Mesto Košice/ City of Košice
SEAT OF THE BENEFICIARY   Trieda SNP 48/A, 040 11 Košice
PROJECT PARTNER   KORO/ Public Art Norway

GOALS OF THE PROJECT
Support and creation of new networks and partnerships in order to mutual preservation and development of the cultural heritage and historic values of the legacy of Björnstjerne Björnson - one of the most renowned advocate of political, social-economic and cultural process in Europe.

DESCRIPTION
The City of Košice aiming at preservation of the cultural heritage, will honour through a monument the important Norwegian historical personality, laureate of the Nobel Prize for literature, Björnstjerne Björnson. The art of work – monument will be a result of a public architectonic competition – tender of proposals where the Jury will choose the most suitable proposal for implementation of the planned monument. The Partner of the city of Kosice will be the Norwegian government organization dealing with art in public spaces – KORO/ Public Art Norway who will fully participate in the proceedings of creation of the artistic monument. The cooperation with the Norwegian partner is the necessary condition for strengthening the bilateral relationships and for the successful implementation of the project.

PROJECT ACTIVITIES
• Main activity: work of art – monument
• Supporting activities:
- Professional lectures for students of secondary schools /gymnazium, professional and general public
- Ecumenical celebration at unveiling of the monument

OUTPUTS
• Work of art – Monument to Björnstjerne Björnson in the City park Košice

BEGINNING OF IMPLEMENTATION   08/2016
END OF IMPLEMENTATION   12/2017
PRESENT PHASE OF IMPLEMENTATION   In the course of implementation


/Source: Department of Strategic Development, EU projects/