A Cross-Border Cultural Alliance: Czech Republic – Bavaria
The ŠUMAVA SPRINGS (SSP) project is a joint initiative of SLAVONIC EUROPE (SE) and the FREIER LANDESTHEATER BAYERN (FLTB) with the aim of giving new impetus and paving the way for mutually fruitful relations between the CZECH REPUBLIC and the FREE STATE OF BAVARIA.
ŠUMAVA SPRINGS is a festival, a meeting place, a civil society education project and an academy for young people at same time – based on music as the central language and the unifying link between people and peoples. But first and foremost, it is an event.
The idea of countering the alienation of separated neighbours in the border region and the wider area of Southwest Bohemia and the Bavarian Forest with the help of a cross-border cultural undertaking is part of the efforts of SLAVONIC EUROPE and her partners to connect Europe in a decentralised bottom-up approach from the Member States’ borders via specific cultural synapses. In the case of the Czech-Bavarian cross-border relations, the ŠUMAVA SPRINGS project itself is such a cultural synapse, which facilitates exchange, information, encounters and mutual participation of citizens on various levels and through many different channels.
SLAVONIC EUROPE Movement (SE), Brussels, Belgium – Klatovy, Czech Republic
FREIES LANDESTHEATER BAYERN (FLTB) – Miesbach, Germany
2022 – 2025