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Remedy

The Voice from the Past – Recalling Memories in Diversity


Funded by: Europe for Citizens 2014 – 2020

Project ID: EAC/S16/2013 – European cooperation

Project duration: 01.09.2016 - 28.02. 2018

https://www.remedyproject.org/


Remedy aims to emphasize the importance of remembering the past, commemorating the totalitarian regime victims and appreciating the present. The diverse EU communities involved share their history of totalitarian regimes and resistance in the fight for their rights. The project will involve EU citizens of older and younger generation that will enrich each other’s knowledge of past events and eventually lead to reconciliation.

The result of this project will be a new relation built on understanding, unity and forgiveness, moving to the brighter future of diversity and shared values.


The project will be structured in (following) four main international events:

1. Geraci Siculo, Italy, ‘Remembrance’ (November 2016)

2. Krakow, Poland, ‘Reflection’ (January 2017)

3. Tartu, Estonia ‘Reconciliation’ (September 2017)

4. Bremen, Germany, ‘Reflection’ (November 2017)

 

4 European events were carried out within this project:

Event 1

Participation: The event involved  76  citizens, including  50  participants from the city of Geraci Siculo (Italy),

2 participants from the city of Cracow (Poland), 2 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain), 2 participants from the city of Bremen (Germany), 4 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 2 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 4 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 2 participants from the city of Tartu (Estonia), 4 participants from the city of Istiea-Aedipsos(Greece), 4 participants from the city of Braila (Romania).

Location / Dates: The event took place in Geraci Siculo, (Italy), from 03/11/2016 to 06/11/2016

Short description:  The aim of the event 'Remembrance' was that each partner organization present its institution. Afterwards the structure of the national workshops was defined:  all partners identified the 18 months calendar activities. Central moment of activity was the official Ceremony of the 4th of November - The anniversary of the November 4 is linked to the institutional commemorations that evoke the victorious conclusion of World War 1st, November 4, 1918. At the and there was storytelling activity - The tree of Memory. Each partner shared with the audience a story about people who experienced in their life the effect of the direct result of a totalitarian regime.


Event 2

Participation: The event involved  116  citizens, including  77  participants from the city Cracow (Poland),

23 participants from the city of  Geraci Siculo (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain),1 participant from the city of Bremen (Germany),2 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 2 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 2 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria),  2 participants from the city of Tartu (Estonia), 2 participants from the city of Istiea-Aedipsos(Greece), 3 participants from the city of Braila (Romania).

Location / Dates: The event took place in Cracow (Poland), from 26/01/2017 to 28/01/2017

Short description:  The aim of the event ‘Reflection' was promotion of intercultural dialogue, within activity, ‘Reflection’ through re-flecting on relevance of the totalitarian regimes today. Students presented their research on ostracism and loss of citizenship. The youth ex-changed their readings and reflections on historical topics of the period. Also Quiz on the knowledge of the totalitarian regimes today was organized.


Event 3

Participation: The event involved  59  citizens, including  34  participants from the city Tartu (Estonia),

8 participants from the city of Geraci Siculo (Italy), 4 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain), 2 participants from the city of Bremen (Germany),2 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 2 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 2 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 2 participants from the city of Cracow (Poland), 2 participants from the city of  Istiea-Aedipsos(Greece), 1 participant from the city of Braila (Romania).

Location / Dates: The event took place in Tartu (Estonia), from 06/09/2017 to 08/09/2017

Short description:  The aim of the event 'Reconciliation' was to conduct workshop -  Reconciliation and History: Case of the Bronze soldier. How interpretations of history impact us today. It was conducted in a way that smaller groups brainstormed a current collective memory or historic memory issue, coming up with an idea how they can contribute to alleviating these issues all leading towards better understanding on how to address reconciliation. Also, it was provided a guided tour around the area where Soviet Raadi airbase used to be. For 50 years, it was the largest military airbase in the Baltics and the whole area was closed off to the people of the city.


Event 4

Participation: The event involved  77  citizens, including  45  participants from the city Bremen (Germany),

12 participants from the city of  Geraci Siculo (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain), 2 participants from the city of Tartu (Estonia),2 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 4 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 2 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 2 participants from the city of Cracow (Poland), 4 participants from the city of Istiea-Aedipsos (Greece), 2 participants from the city of Braila (Romania).

Location / Dates: The event took place in Bremen (Germany) from  27/11/2017 to 28/11/2017

Short description:  The aim of the event 'Reflection'  was to visit the Denkort Bunker Valentin, guided from experts of the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung and the Denkort Bunker Valentin to understand what exactly was its role in the past.The Bunker Valentin, the second largest above ground bunker in Europe, was a protective shelter built to construct German U-boats during World War II. Also, Digital Urban Impact Lab Bremen organized the artistic exhibition to present new ways of art and cultural expressions to make historical events alive through a modern perception. The exhibition was made of diverse ways of expressions, including digital sound art, comic art, and digital video-photo art. It was a re-elaborated version of moments, situations, atmospheres, places remembering or referring to some totalitarian events, collected during the project by the partner countries.

Partners:

Municipality Geraci Siculo, Province of Palermo, IT

EprojectConsult – European Institute for training and research, Messina, IT

Związek Stowarzyszeń Multikultura, PL

Fundacion Universitaria San Antonio, ES

M2C Institut fur angewandte Medienforschung GmbH, DE

Shoqata Shqiptare e Ambjentalisteve Industriale, AL

APSHSTDC – Associacao Portuguesa de saude, Higiene e Seguranca, PT

ONPRS, BL

Mittetulundusuhing Peipsi Koostoo Keskus, EST

Dimos Istieas Aidipsou (Municipality of Istiea – Aedipsos), GR

Agentia Pentru Dezvoltare Regionala Sud-Est Romania, RO

 

 

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