OPEN CALL — collective student research “Heritage of Vilnius as a Space for Implementation of Cultural Rights”

The European Humanities University invites students of EHU from various study programs to take part in a collective research dedicated to implementation of cultural rights in Vilnius.

When: March – June 2024

Application form

Deadline: March 24, 2024

The history of the capital of Lithuania represents the coexistence of people of different cultures. Changes in the region set an even more active dynamic in the life of Vilnius and the multinational cultural layer of the city. Participation in cultural life means not only enrichment of the public sphere, but also a way to implement one’s rights.

Human rights-based approaches to heritage, as described in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, include the right to self-determination, the right to take part in cultural life; the cultural rights of persons belonging to minorities; the right to education; freedom of opinion and expression; freedom of religion and belief, as well as the right to take part in the conduct of public affairs. 

Collective student research aims at finding the most vibrant and modern projects in the field of heritage in Vilnius, as well as exploring the following questions:

  • How do ongoing projects develop urban space and change our perception of the history of Vilnius and its inhabitants?
  • How do different groups of people implement their cultural rights while working with heritage? What are the best practices?
  • What are the points of interaction between different groups of people and the associated challenges, including issues of access to cultural heritage, its inclusiveness, interpretation and use?

The results of the research will be published in the next almanack CTRL+S dedicated to cultural heritage.