Tree or Peace / Servare et Manere

International Tree of Peace

The International Tree of Peace (Slovak: Strom pokoja, Russian: Дерево мира, German: Der Friedensbaum) is an international project that originated in Slovakia. The project, created on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, was initiated by Slovak landscape architect Marek Sobola from Žilina. The main goal of the project is to promote a message of peace by planting a Tree of Peace on every…

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Medal of Merit for Slovak Diplomacy Marek Sobola Servare et Manere

Medal of Merit for Slovak Diplomacy

Servare et Manere is the exclusive supplier of the highest departmental award of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic (MFAaEA SR) called the Medal of Merit for Slovak Diplomacy. The award is awarded by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and is awarded to persons for extraordinary merits in building diplomacy of the Slovak Republic, significant contribution to the fulfillment of foreign policy goals of the…

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Carl Gustav Swensson Memorial in Žilina

Carl Gustav Swensson Memorial in Žilina

Marek Sobola, CEO of Servare et Manere,has initiated historical research and international cooperation which led to a significant discovery that sheds light on the history of architecture in Žilina, the fourth largest city in Slovakia. This particularly interesting discovery was the fact that the author of landscaping around the former Cloth Processing Factory in Žilina – Silleiner Fabriken Adolf Löw & Sohn was Carl Gustav Swensson (June 15, 1861 –…

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Chapel in Žilina Servare et Manere

Wayside shrine in Žilina

The NGO Servare et Manere is also dedicated to the promotion of cultural and historical monuments in Slovakia, including their restoration and reconstruction. Throughout its history, the association has been involved in several international projects and is also involved in publishing activities. There are several small wayside shrines in the cadastre of the city of Žilina, some of which have disappeared, some have been reconstructed and others require restoration. Our…

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