Is the program for the "Carpathian Europe 2021″ conference already drawn up?

Andrzej Mazur - voice in discussion.

The question is purely rhetorical, because in connection with the development of the Via Carpathia international route Klaipeda - Thessaloniki there will be no shortage of topics for years.
However, as far as the program for 2021 is concerned, it would be good to refer to the future project related to the 1st International Forum for Youth Cooperation of the Carpathian Region and Tri-Mountain Initiative, February 21, 2020 in Przemyśl.
The forum was received very nicely and with full favor also in the comments on the Internet. Young people, as always, are full of invention and creativity.
The Forum presented proposals for common forms of tourism along the Via Carpathia route: nature tourism, cycling, kayaking, yachting, hikers or cultural tourism - based on heritage.
This is just the output of one day of the conference.
However, unbeknownst to the youth panelists and adult conference attendees, the organizers had two major projects in reserve.

Via Culturalia and Crimson Route

The first one, which should be presented at the 2nd Youth Forum in 2021, is a project called "Via Culturalia".
According to its originator, the director of the Łańcut Palace, Wit Wojtowicz, this would be a trail along the Via Carpathia showing the cultural heritage of the various nations along this international route. The coexistence of cultures from Greece to Lithuania, their interpenetration, mutual inspirations, the documentary effort of modern governmental, scientific and international institutions.
I hope that the conference organizers will invite Wit Wojtowicz with a presentation of a package of initial activities and an outline of planned future activities.
It should be recalled that the Via Culturalia project was initially discussed in Lancut on 20 October 2019 at a meeting lasting many hours at the invitation of Wit Wojtowicz. This was immediately informed by MP Marek Kuchcinski on his Facebook.

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The end of the Crimson Route: the statue of Alexander of Macedon, Thessaloniki, in front of Mount Olympus. For: Wikimedia Commons: konstantionos kolimpa  

The second project - as part of Via Culturalii - was developed by a participant of the meeting in Lancut, Andrzej Mazur, author of the megastrategy "The Ecopolitics of Przemysl until 2160-2170," who just in 2019 celebrated 45 years of his hiking on the routes of the Przemysl Foothills Landscape Park. I'm writing here in the third person to emphasize the fact that I was just one of many people at the meeting in Lancut, and I didn't invent the Foothills routes either, but discovered them on a map I bought in Przemyśl in 1975.
This is a proposal for a tourist route along the Via Carpathia from the Curonian Spit, a UNESCO site, to Thessaloniki, a UNESCO site, through beautiful natural sites and monuments of Renaissance architecture under the name "Crimson Route" - "Crimson Route.
This trail is designed for the average hiker, including seniors 60+, motorcycle tourists (riders), and even in some segments for mothers with children.
A preliminary map of the Crimson Route has already been shown on Facebook and the web. It has taken a string of Renaissance buildings as its main cultural marker, recognition flag, and hard core. 
The route in the Polish section leads through historical monuments: Krasiczyn, Przemyśl Fortress, Old Town of Przemyśl, Łańcut, Kozłówka, and UNESCO sites: Białostocka Forest, Zamość.
It proposes to visit on the route the Włodzimierz Staniewski European Centre for Theatre Practices in Gardzienice advanced in the reading of Greek chorea (drama and song), the best drum maker in Poland Zenon Nadolski in Zawadka in Podkarpacie, getting to know the outstanding tourist routes of the Turnicki National Park in the project, the resources of the Bolestraszyce Botanical Garden ARBORETUM, and the compact complex of the Polish Renaissance - the old town in Lublin. The project was submitted to the materials of the Europe of the Carpathians 2020 conference in the form of a communiqué and with the permission of the organizers published on the Internet.

Dialogue, cooperation and joint plans of the Youth Forum, Via Culturalia and Crimson Route

It would be beneficial if in 2021, during the II Youth Forum, the authors of the Via Cultureii, the Crimson Trail presented their plans. And besides them authors of youth projects: water routes and trails, mountain routes, museum routes, open-air museum routes, bicycle routes. From as many countries along the Via Carpathia as possible. This would create an optimal map of projects. Committees to coordinate further work (teams, editors) would be formed. Facebook profiles, thematic blogs, or websites could be established. 
In this way there would be a possibility that with the completion of the Via Carpathia 2023-2024 all historical and tourist routes would be completed in terms of design. And they could be presented to the European and world public through their websites, brochures, pamphlets, leaflets, stamps, gadgets. And also at local, national conferences, and international conferences.     
I personally don't see any impediment that at the 2022, 2023, 2024 conferences, the authors of the youth projects and Via Culturalia and Crimson Route would not provide an update on the current status of the work, showing the development of their proposals.

Strategically important for all the people of Europe and world opinion would be the Via Culturalia trail documenting the development of cultural forms from the Greek foundations through their imitation and mutation in later centuries in the Hellenistic world, the Pax Romana and the areas of Carpathian Europe.
I end this text by looking at other maps-Johns Hopkins University and Worldometers-that show the drama of the nations of Europe and the world battling the insidious and fast-moving Covid 19 virus.
And I think this is an additional very strong motivation for the continuation of the conferences. They were conceived as a forum for cognition, integration and exchange of experience in order to jointly plan sustainable development and an ecological order beneficial to all. With an accent perhaps not explicitly mentioned, but obvious: solidarity, emphasizing common fates, close cultural roots expressed in their songs, literature, poetry, and construction.
I also think that Via Culturalia and Crimson Route in an intuitive way as an apriori assumption, but at the same time holding firmly to material cultural objects and scenic routes, show a certain way (Via) of reasoning and a certain route (Route) of getting to know European culture and its further development. Carpathian color can imprint its originality here.

Proposal for the Crimson Trail - announcement for the 2020 Przemyśl/Krasiczyn conference with author bio

Andrzej Mazur. Independent expert, blogger, hiker. Trainee at the Actor's Institute
Jerzy Grotowski Laboratory Theatre in Wrocław in the field of paratheatre,
Editor-in-Chief of the online journal "Poetry&Paratheatre" 2010-
B. PNK UNESCO MaB Programme and PAN expert. In 2004 he published
"Methodology of ecological science and strategies". Participant of the Przemysl Festivals
Poetry 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018.


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