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, Stockholm, Sweden
Krystyna Lewińska, Poznań, Poland
Wojciech Frydrych, Wrocław, Poland
Kristina Khutsishvili, Moscow, Russia