Carpathian Society draws together individuals who consider Carpathian Mountains an object of their intellectual, artistic, cultural and social activity.
Carpathian Mountains are the backbone of Central Europe. Towering over various national borders they form specific phenomenon — a complete geographic, historical and cultural entity. They are also an integrated combination of cultures, a malting pot of Polish, Ukrainian, Romanian, Slovak, Hungarian as well as Jewish, German ald other traditions. This is our understanding of the Carpathian Mountains and such mountains we are willing to explore and protect. We shall spread knowledge about them and try to preserve their cultural diversity and richness. We are planning to act in favour of mutual understanding of various local nations and ethnic groups as well as preservation of their identities.
We attach particular importance to breaking old nationalistic prejudices. This can be achieved through reliable researches and presentation of cultural contribution of various nationalities and ethnic groups to the overall image of the Mountains.
We would like our Society to become a platform of exchange of opinions and a meeting place for those who, regardless to their views, nationality or citizenship, are truly concerned about the Carpathian Mountains.
We shall document the past, promote protection of historical monuments, support folk art cultivate Carpathian artistic heritage. We plan to record the conditon of natural environment and its changes and also support scientific, literary and promotional activities spreading knowledge about the Mountains. We want to promote organisation of museums, local etnographic exhibitions, folkloric festivals as well as nature reserves and national parks.
The members of the Society can freely choose, within the framework of our activities, the field of their particular interest. So the programme of the Society will form a mosaic consisting of individual programmes of its members. The statutory principle of the organisation is a voluntary character of all its activities. Some of our programmes, though (inventories, conservation and publication) will obviously require considerable resources and for this reason the society will carry out some fund raising and will need sponsors.
We invite all, regardless to nationality or place of residence, who would like to cultivate their Carpathian passions and interests in a friendly group. We would like to establish contacts and cooperations with other regional societies, research centres and museums home and abroad. Our common action will shape the Society. Our activity is the main asset of the organisation and will determine the quality and efficiency of its actions.