3.4.5 Cross-border intercultural dialogue and co-operation
In the major part of the cross-border programmes, the international element merely serves to broaden and diversify the content of the projects. However, especially on the alternative scene, the number of international and intercultural interactive projects is on the increase. Some genres, especially, lend themselves to such fusions, e.g. jazz and world music, in which Roma musicians play an eminent role. The government (and the National Fund) subsidise these projects without placing special emphasis on interculturalism.
Among the few Hungarian projects that go beyond the logic of bilateral exchanges, http://www.babelmatrix.org stands out, presenting specimens from literary works in 13 languages.
A special feature of cross-border co-operation is the lively interaction that takes place with the Hungarian artistic communities and public living across the border in the neighbouring countries – which, by definition, is not "intercultural".
For more information, see our Intercultural Dialogue section.