Now we will develop this in the forthcoming symposium on the theme of rural areas more internationally to come to a comparison that has not yet been made. An important practical goal of the project is therefore to establish closer cooperation with research institutions in the V4 countries in an active way, but also to engage postgraduate students in these activities (a workshop for students will be held in Bratislava in May 2020). Selected PhD students will subsequently participate at the scientific symposium which will take place in Budapest in September 2020. The main participants of the symposium will be invited researchers from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland etc. Their contributions will be elaborated as chapters of the upcoming book entitled „Countryside: Representation of rural space in literature“. So, the students will have the opportunity to present their work to foreign colleagues and be inspired by their (possibly different) approaches.