Historical Memory

Imprisoned Youth (2018 – ongoing)

The project “Imprisoned Youth” aims to narrate the story of the short 20th century through the memories of ten young political prisoners from Belgium to Siberia. The project is being dedicated to all young activists being imprisoned these days for their political beliefs and actions. By showcasing and publishing the personal stories on an easily accessible online multimedia platform, the project aims to enhance the engagement of young people by increasing their political awareness and interest in civil activism. Organizers aim to achieve their goals through a social media campaign and strong cooperation with local schools, universities and various youth associations.

Project Team:

 Daniel Kopp (Germany), Helena Kernan (United Kingdom), Elena Barysheva (Russia), Kacper Dziekan (Poland), Sofiia Pyshnieva (Ukraine), Olena Babakova (Poland/Ukraine), Inna Fedorova (Russia), Adina Năstase (Romania)

#medialogue (2016-2017)

The aim of the project is to initiate and strengthen personal and social processes of dealing with the past, which is a prerequisite for building sustainable peace and stability in the societies involved in the project. The target audience was comprised of young people (aged between 16 and 19), journalists and historians from Croatia (Istria County), Slovenia (Littoral), Macedonia (Skopje), Ukraine (Lviv), Italy (Trieste) and Germany (Berlin). They analysed, how the newspapers of 2016 dealt with the anniversaries of the events of 1990–1991, by comparing and discussing them. The project results were presented at a joint event held in all the countries involved.

Project Team:

Elena Andreeva (Croatia), Sonia Angiolin (Croatia), Štefan Čok (Italy), Oleksandra Garshyna (Ukraine), Christoph Meißner (Germany), Bojan Stojkovski (Macedonia), Marta Yaremko (Ukraine)

After the Iron Curtain: memory and culture in post-communist Europe (2015-2016)

The collapse of the Soviet Union is one of the greatest geopolitical events in the modern history of Europe. The event has changed the map as well as the lives of millions of people both in and outside the former Communist countries.

The factual course of events is well documented, as are the cultural, economic and political consequences for the post-Soviet countries. In our project, we focus on the inhabitants themselves, and their stories. How is the upheaval remembered in Russia, Poland and Sweden, and what consequences did it have for the inhabitants on a personal level?

The aim of the project was to create an oral library with stories and interviews.

Project Team:

Katarina Lindqvist (Sweden), Krystyna Lewińska (Poland), Wojciech Frydrych (Poland), Kristina Khutsishvili (Russia)