Magdaléna Vášáryova awarded

Magdalena Vášáryova awarded in Krynica

On September 3, 2013, during the 13th Economic Forum in Krynica, Magdalena Vášáryova, one of the leading figures of cultural and political life in Slovakia, was awarded with the Stanislaw Vincenz New Culture of New Europe Prize.

The Stanislaw Vincenz New Culture of New Europe Prize is awarded to artists and promoters of culture from Central and Eastern Europe for their outstanding contribution to popularisation of the culture of the region.
Magdalena Vášáryova is not only an outstanding contributor to Slovakia’s political life, but, above all, a central figure of Central European culture. Having finished her acting career, she became an active diplomat and politician. While she was the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovakia in Poland, Magdalena Vášáryova many a time showed some great friendship as well as involvement in bringing Poland and Slovakia together – especially in the field of culture. She struggled to make both countries know one another much better. Never did she refrain from addressing some difficult issues. In cooperation with the International Cultural Centre she has carried out a number of projects which have brought the leading figures of intellectual elite of Slovakia to Krakow. Since 2010 Magdalena Vášáryova is a member of the Programme Council of the ICC. She has co-authored one of the issues of “Herito” quarterly devoted to Slovakia as well as a project “Backpacks” which investigates the effect of nationalism on contemporary society (it will be carried out in cooperation with the ICC in November 2013).

The official bestowal ceremony held during the Economic Forum in Krynica will make the voices of artists and creators heard during the meetings of international experts as well as leaders of political, social and economic life. Hence, the Forum becomes a unique opportunity to meet, exchange experiences and points of view as well as undertake action which strengthen international and regional cooperation.

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