The “BŪTENT!” Festival, which is organized for the second time, will be held on 7-8 September in Birsztany, and is a free event. The festival aims to contribute to the creation of a democratic society, encouraging the involvement of citizens, developing a level of tolerance, encouraging discussion of important issues and problems, thereby improving the quality of decisions made. According to the organizer of the event, the word “BŪTENT!” (exactly) perfectly reflects the moment of discussion when it comes to mutual agreement.
One of this year’s participants in the discussion is the European Foundation of Human Rights (EFHR). In the discussion entitled “Lietuvių kalba – stabas ar gyvas instrumentas?” (Lithuanian language – a paralyzed idol or live instrument?), moderated by an EFHR lawyer, Ewelina Dobrowolska, will be attended by Rajmund Klonowski, Audrys Antanaitis, Mark Adam Harold and Vytautas Sinica. During the discussion an attempt will be made to answer the question of whether the Lithuanian language is an overpowered idol or a living instrument, and what is the significance of the Lithuanian state language among the community, or whether it is worth strengthening the protection of the state language.
The discussion will take place this Saturday, September 8 at 17:30 in the space “Idėjų Lietuva” (main stage). Thanks to the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Vilnius, the event can be watched via the Internet – via Facebook the event will be broadcast by “Wilnoteka”. People watching the discussion will be able to ask their questions not only live, but also on the “Sli.do” platform, after entering the code “H324”.
The organizers of this year’s festival “BŪTENT!” are hoping to host over 200 speakers and 5,000 participants