LYCEUM - Free Society Lab

Basic information


  • Project Grant Approved: 999 757 €

Project description

The subject of the project is the creation of a modern laboratory for free-thinking, faith, creativity, culture, and dialogue in the historic building of the Old Lyceum. The main idea of the project is based on the belief that if the church wants to understand human beings, it must also be interested in non-spiritual aspects of life. The Evangelical Lyceum in Bratislava has been the center of the Enlightenment since its foundation in 1606. The systematic work of personalities working in Lyceum brought the Slovak nation education and the expansion of intelligence. The project aims to restore the free spirit of the lyceum and raise awareness of its historical role. The project will include the organization of activities focused on interfaith, intercultural, and international dialogue. The project activities will present the fulfillment of the epitome of justice and mutual belonging. Their task is to build on the revived history and develop its legacy for the 21st century. The legacy of freedom is nowadays especially important in times of hate speech, fake news, and growing anti-system forces.