On 13 July 2020, Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem, supported by its partner, Norwegian Polar Institute in Tromsø, applied for financial support for the preparation and implementation of Arctic Festival 2020. The grant application for bilateral initiatives from the Fund for Bilateral Relations within the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021 was approved on 18 August 2020. Intensive fine-tuning of the Festival programme and a more detailed selection of Arctic-themed films to be screened as part of the Festival are currently underway.
The first visible step towards the implementation of the Arctic Festival 2020 is the official launch of the bilingual website you are currently viewing, on 1 September 2020. Please feel free to provide feedback if you encounter any discrepancies while browsing the website. We look forward to working with all Arctic enthusiasts.
Zdeněk Lyčka, Coordinator