The First World War was the first military conflict in human history on a global scale. Its outcome defined the landscape, economy, identity and demographics of continental Europe. The historical frontline went from the North Sea, over the Balkans to the Gallipoli archipelago and connects Europeans in one symbolical line. Moreover the First World War uprooted millions of European civilians, most of whom were innocent bystanders, creating the first massive European refugee crisis ever. War migration has repeated itself over and over during the last 100 years. A better comprehension of the past is essential to understand the present. CON-FRONT wants to raise awareness on this common European legacy through a unique international cooperation between contemporary music venues and heritage partners. The partnership will examine new ways of commemoration through previously unexplored methods, accumulating the specific expertise of both cultural and heritage sectors and confronting past with present.
CON-FRONT: Contemporary Cultural Commemoration of the Great War
OrganisationMladinski Kulturen Centar (MK), Ustanova "Fundacija Poti miru v Posočju" (SI), 4AD (BE)
Project date 05/2018 — 04/2020
Lead organisationLa Passerelle – Le Grand Mix (FR)
ProgrammeCreative Europe – Culture
Total project grant189 119 €