Since 2004

Since October 28th 2004 the civic association NAPS, founded by Peter Solej as the youngest author of professional literature in Slovakia, has been working and promoting activities to support growth in the field of education, culture and deepening of humane and spiritual values.

During the years of NAPS history the tradition of international ecumenical concerts has been established, to deepen dialogue and tolerance among nations and followers of different religious traditions, and has organized many successful events, developed international activities in the field of education, art or status of women in society.

The Institute is highly honored for their work by the support of many domestic and foreign personalities. NAPS Institute operates under the Statutes of NAPS Institute whereas the provisions are based on ideas and values contained in the Ten Commandments of NAPS Institute.

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OFFICIAL EVENTS ORGANIZED BY NAPS INSTITUTE

Publication of a book Liturgical Items of Greek Catholic in Slovakia
of authors Vojtech Boháča and Peter Solej

11. 11. 2004, Residence of the Greek Catholic Eparch of Prešov
& Greek Catholic Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Prešov
The book was published on the occasion of the anniversaries of the beatifications of Greek Catholic bishops – martyrs, Peter Pavol Gojdič and Vasiľ Hopko.
Copies of the book were accepted as a gift by Eastern Catholic Bishops during their meeting in Prešov in 2005.

Publication of a book Slovak Currency,
4th book of author Peter Solej

18. 04. 2005, Hotel Carlton, Bratislava
On the occasion of the official book presentation the NAPS honorary membership was given to His Excellency Mr. Michal Kováč, the first Slovak President.

I. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2005
20. 10. 2005, Museum of Modern Art of Andy Warhol
The event was realized on the occasion of the first anniverary of NAPS establishment.

II. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2006
07. 06. 2006, Museum of Modern Art of Andy Warhol
For the first time in its history, the concert welcomed the representatives of the five biggest Christian Churches and Jewish Religious Community.

Publication of a book The Beauty of Enchantment in Metal,
5th book of author Peter Solej

06. 09. 2007, Bratislava Castle
The representative book about modern medallic work of the world-wide unique Slovak Mint in Kremnica is dedicated to remembrance of three official visits of pope John Paul II to Slovakia. The book was used by the government members for promotion of Slovakia abroad, and many of head of states and monarchies have received it as a gift from the author. Among them: all modern Slovak presidents, Czech President Václav Klaus, Hungarian President János Áder, Queen Beatrix of Netherlands, King Abdullah II of Jordan, King, Harald V of Norway, King Juan Carlos I of Spain, U. S. President Barack Obama and Popes Benedict XVI and Francis.

III. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2007
04. 10. 2007, Theatre of Jonáš Záborský in Prešov
Under the common auspices of the Speakers of the Hungarian and Slovak Parliaments.

WOMEN In Charge
Round table about the status of women in today´s society.
26. 02. 2008, University of Matej Bel in Banská Bystrica

EUROFUNDS: How to proceed?
Conference about the possibilities of drawing the funds from structural funds of the Europan Union.
10. 06. 2008, Hotel Carlton, Bratislava

International Symposium of Women Sculptors from the V4 Countries and Ukraine
August – september 2008, vernissage 04. 09. 2008,
Museum of modern Art of Andy Warhol in Medzilaborce

IV. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2008
25. 09. 2008, State Theatre in Košice
Under the common auspices of the Speakers of the Hungarian and Slovak Parliaments.
High credit of the event was increased by the greeting letter sent to the audience from His Excellency Mr. Viktor Yushchenko, the President of Ukraine.

Publication of Book Slovak Crown 1993-2008,
6th book of author Peter Solej

03. 12. 2008, Hotel Bon-Bon, Bratislava

EUROFUNDS 2: How to proceed?
Second annual of the conference about the possibilities of drawing the funds from structural funds of the Europan Union.
23. 06. 2009, Hotel Bon-Bon, Bratislava

V. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2009
10. 09. 2009, State Theatre in Košice
Under the common blessing of Their Holinesses Pope Benedict XVI
and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.

VI. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2010
16. 05. 2010, State Theatre in Košice
In personal attenda of His Beatitude The Most Blessed Gregorios III, Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem.

Building of Professional Managers and Quality Boost in Human Resources for Efficiency Maximization of Implemented Activities
Since June 2010, Banská bystrica
One-year long education project for 70 participants. The project was implemented thanks to the EU funds, particularly a non-repayable contribution from the European Social Fund.

Publication of representative book NAPS Institute 2004 - 2010
and reception on the occasion of the sixth anniversary of NAPS establishments.

04. 10. 2010, Hotel Carlton, Bratislava

VII. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2011
12. 06. 2011, State Theatre Košice
Under the common auspices and in personal attendance of the Presidents of the Hungarian and Slovak Constitutional Courts. The event was realized on the occasion of the Hungarian Presidency of the Council of EU.

VIII. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2012
30. 09. 2012, State Theatre Košice
In attendance of personal legate of His Royal Highness El Hassan Bin Talal, Prince of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The event was realized on the occasion of the Cypriot Presidency of the Council of EU.

WOMEN In Charge II.
The Second Round table about the status of women in today´s society.
09. 11. 2012, University of Matej Bel in Banská Bystrica

IX. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2013
17. 10. 2013, State Theatre Košice
Official event of the Meeting of the Bishops of the Eastern Catholic Churches of Europe.

X. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2014
15. 09. 2014, Historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava
Final event of the Culture Summer and Castle Festivals Bratislava 2014.
Event was connected with celebration of the 10th anniversary of the foundation of Institute and with the presentation of the book NAPS INSTITUTE 2004-2014.
Event was honoured by the greeting letter sent to the audience by the President of Hungary, His Excellency Mr. János Áder and by the Ecumenical Patriarch, His All-Holiness Bartholomew I. of Constantinople.
In attendance of the Ambassadors of 15 countries.

XI. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2015
20. 09. 2015, Slovak Philharmony, Bratislava
Final event of the jubilee 40th Culture Summer and Castle Festivals Bratislava 2015.
His Excellency Mr. Andrej Kiska, President of the Slovak Republic, sent the official telegram for the audience.

XII. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2016
18. 09. 2016, Historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava
Final event of the 41st Culture Summer and Castle Festivals Bratislava 2016.
Event was for the first time in its history under the common patronage of the Presidents of two countries: H. E. Mr. János Áder, President of Hungary and H. E. Mr. Andej Kiska, President of the Slovak Republic.
In attendance of the Ambassadors and Deputy Heads of Missions of 23 countries.

Visit of Syrian Mystic Myrna Nazzour to Pilgrim Site of Marianka
29. 06. 2017, Pilgrim Site of Marianka
Invitation and organization of the giving testimony of Syrian Mystic at the Basilica minor in Marianka, the oldest Marian pilgrim site of the Central Europe.

XIII. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2017
01. 10. 2017, New building of the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava
In Memory of His Excellency Mr. Michal Kováč (1930 – 2016), First President of the modern Slovak Republic and Honorary Member of NAPS Insitute.
In attendance of H. Em. Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and H. Em. Metropolitan Arsenios of Austria, Personal Legate of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople.

Invitation and organization of first visit of His Eminence Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in Slovakia
01. 10. 2017 – 03. 10. 2017
Organization and preparation of appointments with State, Church and Academical Authorities in Slovakia.

XIV. NAPS International Ecumenical Concert 2018
16. 09. 2018, Historical building of the Slovak National Theatre, Bratislava
Event on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the foundation of the modern and democratic Slovak Republic.

Pilgrimage of NAPS Institute Board Members Visit and Syrian Mystic Myrna Nazzour to Rome
05. – 08. 2018, Rome, Italy
Participation at the Thank-you Pilgrimage organized by the Greek Catholic ArchEparchy of Prešov and co-organization of the historically first personal meeting of Syrian Mystic Myrna Nazzour with the Pope of the Catholic Church.