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First Europe

FIRST EUROPE aims to promote and celebrate European archaeological heritage with a special focus to the fascinating site of Lepenski Vir in Serbia, which formed one of the oldest settlements in Europe, hence the name of our project: FIRST EUROPE.

We see that there are two main reasons why certain archaeological objects and sites are not part of the common European perceptions and cultural tourism. One tangible reason for this is that these sites are often situated in rural areas cut from the settlement networks and therefore difficult to access, and the other is that the further we go back in time, the less data we have, and therefore fewer points of contact with contemporary society. Yet the communities of these bygone civilisations were not so different from the people of today. On the other hand, the scarcity of scientific data also leaves room for the imagination, so that art can play a significant role as a mediating force in finding connections between past and present societies.

We not only want to make this knowledge relevant, but also want to provide a new way of co-creation. An effort in the support to cross-border contemporary creation will lead to reinforcement of the reimagination of history, from the perspective of its links to contemporary society and its existing cultural practices.

The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union

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PROJECT MANAGER

Dániel Poulet

PROJECT PERIOD

2023 - 2024

PARTNERS

Y csoport (HUN)
Lepenski Vir (SRB)
Eccom – Idee per la cultura (IT)

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First Europe – Open House on 22 February

Within our First Europe project we are looking for artists from Serbia, Hungary and Italy who are engaged in the topics of nature, tradition, history of humanity and cultural heritage. On February 22, from 15:30 to 17:00 CET, the FIRST EUROPE team will present the project at the Open House event and provide an opportunity for potential applicants to meet with the project team, learn more about the project and the Opera Hackation performance, and ask questions.

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First Europe – Open Call for Testing Artists

First Europe Project’s aim is to bring prehistoric society closer to contemporary audiences by placing the unique European archaeological heritage of Lepenski Vir, Serbia in a new context. We will explore three themes with new interpretations, focusing on social relations, issues, and processes that are still evolving today. We are looking for artists from Serbia, Hungary and Italy who are engaged in the topics of nature, tradition, history of humanity and cultural heritage.

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First Europe – Open Call for Vocal Artists

First Europe Project’s aim is to bring prehistoric society closer to contemporary audiences by placing the unique European archaeological heritage of Lepenski Vir, Serbia in a new context. We will explore three themes with new interpretations, focusing on social relations, issues and processes that are still evolving today. We are looking for two vocal artists or singers who are experienced with improvisation, and who are engaged in the topics of nature, tradition, history of humanity and cultural heritage.