(MTI) – An international social and educational trip dubbed Freedom Express, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the fall of Communism in Europe, is to arrive in Budapest on Wednesday.
The project initiated by the Warsaw-based European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) is travelling through Poland, Hungary, Romania, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Germany. After stops in Gdansk and Warsaw, it will stay in Budapest for two days.
After the express arrived in Budapest, the organisers presented the itinerary for the stay which starts with a visit to the Memento Park where Communist-era statues are on display.
ENRS director Rafal Rogulski said Freedom Express is transporting 20 young people from 10 European countries and Costa Rica, all born after the collapse of Communism in Europe. Hungary is represented by Anna Rubi, currently a film student in Switzerland.
The project has been realised with the cooperation of cultural ministries and institutions specialising in 20th century history in the countries the express is travelling through. The Hungarian partners are the Ministry for Human Resources, research institute and archives for the history of regime change Retorki and the Polish Institute in Budapest.
On Wednesday afternoon, the participants are meeting in parliament some key personalities from the time of the regime-change, including parliamentary speaker Laszlo Kover and former President Matyas Szuros. The schedule also includes a visit to the House of Terror Museum and a boat trip on the River Danube with lectures organised by the Polish Institute about the fall of Communism.
To read the trip’s blog visit www.1989.enrs.eu/blog.
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