The idea of discovering of ethnic diversity on local level was a natural result of conference My Hero Your Enemy that took place in 2011 in Prague and 2015 in Brno. Both events were among other gathering of leading experts on contemporary history of Central Europe. During discussions the question of local “histories” was raised. How we can discuss “big stories” of independent nations in Visegrad region since local perspectives remain barely discovered? Therefore this project came up as an answer to national “stories” to have a perspective on very local situation in V4 region.
The aim of the project is to create a web based tool focusing on the post 1918 developments regarding ethnic minorities in the Visegrad region. It compares changing ethnic composition of 10 cities in V4 that have been cultural capitals in the post 1918 period. The web tool will capture the interwar period characterized by important transformations in ethnic minorities' representation in cities. Its main goal is to offer its users a combination of interactive maps and funded analytical material.
In the summer term 2016 a joint expert project on ”Political Parties and National identity in Central European Countries” was organised jointly by the Andrássy University Budapest, netPOL-Network for Political Communication and EUROPEUM.
Polská politika je synonymem pro emoce a jejich užití v politickém boji. To se týká i problematiky národní identity a její role v probíhající předvolební kampani. Polská politika byla v poslední dekádě charakterizována sporem mezi dvěma největšími stranami, Občanskou platformou (Platforma Obywatelska, PO) a uskupením Právo a spravedlnost (Prawo i Sprawiedliwość, PiS), personifikovaným do konfliktu mezi Donaldem Tuskem a bratry Kaczyńskými.
Communal elections that took place on November 15th, 2014 shed a different light on Marian Kotleba’s political triumph. It seems that he quickly failed to fulfill the expectations and hopes of his voters and his image is now, after almost a year in the governor’s seat, flawed by accusations of incompetency and nepotism. Obstructing of the flow of European funds into the region also contributed to his unpopularity.