Project experts visited the Transcarpathian region on May 9 – 13, 2016. The aim of the visit was to take photographs and film the border crossing between Vyšné Nemecké and Uzhgorod.

Representatives of the main project partner – the Faculty of Mass Media Communication of the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius met the President of the Slovak-Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce Mr. Pavol Dolhý and the chairman of the Club of Slovak-Ukrainian friendship Mr. Vladimir Palovčík. On the Uzhgorod National University they were welcomed by the Dean of the Faculty of International Relations prof. Mykola Palinchak and on the Consulate General of Slovakia in Uzhgorod they met the Consul General Ms. Janka Burjanová. Filming and photographing of the exterior took place in the city of Uzhgorod.

Pereval2On May 21, the experts met the Honorary Consul of Slovakia in Uzhhorod Mr. Oleh Adamchuk, the meeting was recorded. The next steps of the visit were transfer to the Carpathian Mountains, stop at the Nevitsky castle and a meeting with the Mayor of Kamenica, meeting with the Deputy Director of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises in Mukachevo Mr. Alexander Goks, visit of Mukachevo and the Mukachevo castle. Representatives of the Faculty of Mass Media Communication photographed and filmed the Uzh River Valley, Perechyn, Male Berezne, Zabrid, Uzh River pereval (1076 m above sea level), Irshavsky Area, village of Dovhe, a stone castle of the family Dolhay von Dolha from the 15th century and other locations.

The interview with the mayor of Dolhá Mr. Viktor Simkanič and the strategic railway junction Ukraine – Slovakia – Hungary – Čop was filmed on May 13. During the business trip of experts, an extensive photographic and video documentation depicting forms of life in the Transcarpathian region was created, this will be the basis for project outputs.

The project „Through communication towards prosperity of the Slovak-Ukrainian crossborder region” is implemented within the framework of the Crossborder Cooperation Programme and co-financed by the Norwegian Financial Mechanism and the state budget of the Slovak Republic.