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ART            OF
FUNDAMENTAL
RIGHTS

Over time, art has created democratic formation within people of all ages, because it is a form of communication that helps spread and reinforce the general knowledge about current trends in our society. The purpose is that the artwork will inspire a broad public to interact in the debate on our common fundamental rights. With the Art of Fundamental Rights, we want to raise awareness about our fundamental human rights through art, because they continue to be under attack in several countries. We are seeing these developments all over the world, including in Europe, where authoritarian regimes exercise power over minorities and vulnerable groups.

HISTORY OF OPITIMSM

Awareness of our European history and the values our historical development has brought are essential to understand and appreciate the democratic freedoms, which have followed and which are part of the EU institutions. Therefore the History of Optimism project aims to address how the complexities within our European societies are not created on the spur of the moment, but are rooted in a common past; e.g. in the year of the fall of the Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall, 1989, which later paved the way for the 2004 EU enlargement. The project specifically focuses on the role of civil society, in a historical context, providing a new and powerful approach to understanding EU values and assessing our collective historical past

CONNECT EUROPE

Awareness of our European history and the values our historical development has brought are essential to understand and appreciate the democratic freedoms, which have followed and which are part of the EU institutions. Therefore the History of Optimism project aims to address how the complexities within our European societies are not created on the spur of the moment, but are rooted in a common past; e.g. in the year of the fall of the Iron Curtain and Berlin Wall, 1989, which later paved the way for the 2004 EU enlargement. The project specifically focuses on the role of civil society, in a historical context, providing a new and powerful approach to understanding EU values and assessing our collective historical past