CYRIL AND METHODIUS ROUTE
- Co-operation in research and development
- Enhancement of memory, history and European heritage
- Cultural and educational exchanges for young Europeans
- Contemporary cultural and artistic practise
- Cultural tourism and sustainable cultural development
- Heritage elements
Cyril-Methodius celebration for Slovak natives in Nová Belá on the Spiš region in Poland
11th - 12th February 2023 - Nová Belá, Poland
This year we commemorate the 1160th anniversary of the arrival of St. Cyril and St. Methodius to our ancestors. On February 14th, this year is the 1154 anniversary of the death of St. Cyril. The nongovernmental organisation CYRILOMETODIADA, the Association of Slovaks in Poland, and the PRO PATRIA Foundation cordially invite you to the Cyril-Methodius celebration for Slovak natives in Nová Belá on the Spiš region in Poland.
Our programme starts on Saturday, February 11th at 16.00 with the opening of the philatelic exhibition Living Cyrillo-Methodius Heritage, the author of which is the philatelist Mr. Jozef Kútny from Močenok, Slovakia. The exhibition will take place in the Centre of Slovak Culture in Nová Belá (Nowa Biala).
Artists prepared creative activities with the theme of Glagolitic for children from primary schools
13th December 2022 - Boršice, Czech Republic
16th December 2022 - Terchová, Slovakia
The Association ECRCM is implementing a one-year (4/2022-3/2022) cross-border project "Cyril and Methodius Route - Culture and Education without Borders" supported by the Small Projects Fund of the Programme Interreg V-A Slovakia-Czech Republic aimed at making school and after-school education about the legacy of Great Moravia more attractive and intensifying cooperation with the younger generation and contemporary artists who consistently focus on the Cyril and Methodius legacy in their work. The theme of the activities is to promote knowledge and creative work with the Glagolitic alphabet, the first script created by Constantine-Cyril to record the Slavic language.
Marking of another trail of the Cyril and Methodius Route in the Czech Republic completed: Svatý Kopeček - Olomouc (UNESCO) - Kroměříž (UNESCO) - Velehrad
11th November 2022
Olomouc, Czech Republic
The marking of the long-distance hiking trail Svatý Kopeček u Olomouce - Velehrad, which is 109 km long, has been completed. Pavel Přílepek, head of the markers of the Czech Hiking Club, informed the secretariat of the European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Zlín on 11 November 2022. It is another of a set of Cyril and Methodius Route centred on Velehrad, namely the so-called Archbishop's Route, which leads through the flat Haná River and around the Morava River and through Chřiby. In 2023, this marked trail is to be extended from Svatý Kopeček through Šternberk to Opava (in the direction of Częstochowa in Poland), again using existing KČT walking trails. The marking of the Cyril and Methodius Route in cooperation with the KČT has been carried out since 2018 on the basis of a framework agreement on marking the maintenance of pilgrimage trails of the Cyril and Methodius Route.
The Cyril and Methodius Route promotes cross-border cooperation in culture and education
16th November 2022
Terchová, Slovak Republic
In the second half of November, representatives of the European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius, representatives of the Žilina Region and officials of the Terchová municipality, together with artists and lecturers, held an international working meeting in the Slovak municipality of Terchová and its surroundings to prepare creative activities for primary school pupils from both sides of the Czech-Slovak border. The activities will be aimed at bringing the legacy of Great Moravia closer to and the Slavic saints, in particular the meaning of the Glagolitic script. The preparation of creative workshops with the participation of leading artists from both sides of the border, as well as the creation of worksheets for use in schools, leisure facilities or thematic monuments is the aim of the one-year cross-border cooperation project "Cyril and Methodius Route - Culture and Education without Borders".
14|15 BATA INSTITUTE hosts an exhibition dedicated to the Cyril and Methodius Route
10th November 2022
Zlín, Czech Republic
In front of Building 14, the panel exhibition Cyril and Methodius Route - Cultural Route of the Council of Europe presents the legacy of Saints Cyril and Methodius and their followers in an engaging way through texts and photographs. It also introduces passers-by to the trails of the Cyril and Methodius Route directly in the Zlín Region. Maps for these trails are available to visitors at the Zlín Regional Tourist Information Centre in 14|15 BATA INSTITUTE.
The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding opened up the possibility of cooperation for the Cyril and Methodius Route in Aquileia, Italy.
5th November 2022
Modrá, Czech Republic
Representatives of the Zlín Region and the European Cultural Route of Saints Cyril and Methodius on the one hand and representatives of the Italian pilgrimage site of Aquileia on the other hand signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Saturday 5th November 2022 in the village of Modrá. This was done in the presence of Martina Dlabajová, MEP, Radim Holiš, Governor of the Zlín Region, Miroslav Kovářík, Mayor of Modrá and other personalities.