6. 6. 2018

The festive unveiling ceremony of the first “Havel’s Place” in Slovakia, as a part of the project Rezidencia pri radnici in the center of Košice, took place on 6th of June.
The unveiling ceremony was attended by a number of prominent personalities from several Visegrad countries. The words calling for thought, referred the former Presidents of Poland and Slovakia Lech Wałęsa and Rudolf Schuster, as well as the former Minister of Culture and former Foreign Minister of the Republic of the Czech Republic Daniel Herman and Karel Schwarzenberg, who was also Chancellor of President Havel. For the city of Košice made a speech a Vice-Mayor Martin Petruško.
Havel’s Place in the symbolic form of two chairs and a round table under the lime tree is a great tribute to the memory of the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of free Czech Republic and to the democratic values that he personally represented. This artwork was created by Bořek Šípek, a close friend of President Havel.