Once again, CIR together with the Aspen Institute Prague will carry out a common project, in the frame of the annual contest of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Polish-Czech Forum. Its aim is to support current and new common initiatives within the civil societies of both countries. The Forum continues the tradition of cooperation between independent dissident groups in non-democratic times before the changeover of 1989, which culminated in the activities of the Polish-Czech-Slovak Solidarity movement. Today, the Foreign Ministries of the two countries strive to stimulate further development and deepening of bilateral relations through the support of common projects of non-governmental organizations, municipalities and counties, schools, research institutions and other actors.
This year’s Forum was dedicated to the possibilities of development of Poland and Czech Republic in the XXI century, with a special emphasis put on the role of the cities in this process.