Dates (subject to change due to COVID-19)
June: Commemorating the Holocaust in Hungary
10/09/2021- 11/09/2021: Rereading Schuman Declaration, Workshop and conference, Warsaw
October: Representation of the Communist past in Bulgaria
November: Germany´s role in the EU after 1990 (Berlin)
France, date tbd
In April, our French partner TERA maison d`Europe will invite participants to comprehend together with young people from the region a process that, for several generations of Europeans, was absolutely unthinkable: The reconciliation of former „archenemies“ France and Germany by means of integration. How did the French perceive the fall of the Berlin wall? And how do the French look upon Germany re-unified today?
In May, project participants will be given the opportunity to contribute to the famous Schuman parade in Warsaw. Since 1999, several thousand enthusiastic Europeans have been marching through the Polish capital every year to commemorate the ingenious plan French then-minister of foreign affairs Robert Schuman issued on May, 9th 1950. What was the plan about? Find out here.
For participants who love to discuss cultures of remembrance Budapest is the place to be in June. The Institute of Political History will organize a programme on the question of how the fall of the iron curtain has affected the Hungarian perception of the Holocaust (in which the Hungarian government at that time was involved much more actively than most other governments in the region). For thinkers!
In October, we will deal with question of the communist past adopting a cultural perspective. What buildings, memorials, pieces of art have been left – and what do they tell us about the communist past? Representation in today´s society is the keyword here.
The final event will build a bridge to European current affairs by asking the question of what role Germany should play in the EU today. Whereas many European partners expect Germany to take a leading role, the Germans themselves, for historical reasons, are rather reluctant to accept leadership. Has German re-unification had an impact on the way Germans perceive their own history? Which historical narratives are dominating German policy?