OurActivities • include: • ▶ organising conferences, symposiums,seminars and academic workshops; • ▶ producing events such as exhibitions,film screenings and film reviews; • ▶ publishing academic works, researchpublications, and translations ofexisting books; • ▶ supporting academic research; • ▶ co-producing films, as well astelevision and radio programmes; • ▶ promoting the study of history throughtraditional and electronic media.
ThematicPriorities of the Network • Remembrance and commemorationgenealogies; • Region – culture – identity; • Different experiencesof 20th-centurydictatorships; • Resistance, opposition, objection; • Society and daily lifeunder dictatorship; • Consequences oftotalitarianism anddictatorships.
Yearly contributions Employees’ salaries not included
Applying for ExternalFunding • Projectsapproved: • Visegrád Fund – both of ENRS’sapplyingprojectsapproved: • 12 000 EUR for „Genealogies of memory” 2013; • 12 000 EUR for 2nd International Symposium of European Institutions dealing with 20th Century History 2013. • Projectsexpecting for decision: • EuropeanCommission’ Funds: • Europe for Citizens: 36 000 EUR applying for 2nd International Symposium of European Institutions dealing with 20th Century History.
Applying for External Funding • In the works: • Operating grant from CommunicationDepartment of European Commission: finance the operating expenditure of an EU body that is pursuing an aim of general European interest or an objective that forms part of an EU policy.
Expanding ENRS to the New Countries • Romania - Minister of Culture Daniel Barbuexpressed hiswillingness to join ENRS • ENRS invited future Romaniancoordinator to the annual meeting of ENRS assemblies; • The official response will be send by Minister Bogdan Zdrojewski to the Romanian Minister of Culture (ENRS suggestedtwodiffrentways in include Romania – newintentialagreementorannex). • Expanding ENRS Assemblies– Sandra Kalniete (Latvia) and OldřichTůma (Czech Republic).
Secreteriat’sCurrentProjects • Recentprojects: • The Roots of the Collapse of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc – economic aspects (part of theproject The End of an Era -Eastern Europe in Transition 1989-1991), 16-18 May,2013 in Warsaw; • International conference Anti-Semitism in Central Eastern Europe. Ideas, Politics and Praxis of Jew-Hatred from a Comparative Perspective, ca. 1880-1939, 16-18 May,2013 in Warsaw; • International conference What was Communism – Ideology and Implementation, 30-31 May,2013 in Berlin.
present activities of the Secretariat • Recentprojects: • The film review Who’s into Historical Cinema? – 2013 edition: Times of Terror. The 1940s as shown in Cinema, 5-9 June, 2013; • A documentary Central Europe Goes to Freedom directed by MirosławJasiński – ceremonial screenings in Cieszyn (3 May), Warsaw (27 May), Wrocław (4 June) and Bratislava.
Secretariat’sUpcomingProjects • Upcomingprojects: • History at Hand – XVII edition of the contest for school youth, 24 June in Warsaw: The Poles and their Neighbours after World War II: against one another, along one another, together… – with the specialprize for internationalteams; contestis apart of EUSTORY — an international network, established by the KörberStiftung, Hamburg, of independent history contests for the youth of all parts of Europe; • Remember Europe – Education Workshop and International Summer Youth Camp, 5-11 Augustin Hungary – focusedon the consequences of communism in different countries in Central and Eastern Europe.
Secretariat’sMeetings (selection) • Secretariatofficialmeetings, i.e.: • KARLA WURSTEROVA – Visegrad FundDirector, • BOŽENA KRÍŽIKOVÁ – the director for international cooperation in the Ministry of Culture of the SlovakRepublic, • SANDRA KALNIETE - member of the European Parliament, • PROF. WŁODZIMIERZ BORODZIEJ – the House of European History in Brussels, • TajaVovk van Gaal – Academic Project Leader, Directorate General for Communication – House of European History, European Commission, • Laszlo Tokes – member of the European Parliament, • PavelTychtl –Policy Officer – “Europe for Citizens" Programme Manager, Directorate-General for Communication, European Commission,
Secretariat’sMeetings (selection) • Secretariatofficialmeetings, i.e.: • Jan Truszczyński – Director General for Education, Training, Culture and Youth, European Commission • JacekSaryusz-Wolski– Member of the European Parliament, • Joachim Zeller – Member of the European Parliament, • GyorgySchopflin – Member of the European Parliament, • BogusławSonik – Member of the European Parliament, • Agnieszka Walter-Drop – Director for the Committees, Directorate-General External Policies of the European Union, European Parliament, • Marek Prawda – Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Poland to the European Union.
Sound in the Silence In 2012, this educational project for youngpeople was held in the formermilitary area ofGroßBorn (now BorneSulinowo, Poland) and in the neighbouringformer camp for Sovietprisoners.
Sound in the Silence • Educationalprojectdedicated to students and artists • The keywords: • Surroundings – howyoursurroundingseffect the arts? • Understanding – yoursurroundings and history • Expression – express youremotions, express youknowledgethrough art • musicworkshops • theater workshops • dance workshops • filmworkshops • Places: 2011: Hamburg, 2012: Borne Sulinowo
International Symposium of European Institutions dealingwith 20th Century History
1st International Symposiumof EuropeanInstitutionsDealing with 20th CenturyHistorytook place in 2012 in Gdańsk.
International Symposium of European Institutions dealing with 20th Century History Maingoals: exchange experiences, establish methods and forms of cooperation between institutions from different countries; support the preservation of the European memory of its past; strengthen an international dialogueon the European culture of remembrance; transform the concept of European culture of remembrance from an abstract term into a practical approach, which will be useful for future historical researches and historical education.
International Symposium of European Institutions Dealingwith20th Century History • 2013 edition:10-12 October,2013 in BerlinHow much transnational cooperation does European remembrance require? Caesuras and Parallelsin Europe • 2014 edition: • Autumn of Nations in Europe 1989. Remembrance and Legacy • Visitproject’snewwebsite www.europeanremembrance.enrs.eu
International Symposium: 2013 budget • 2013 totalbudget: 59 000 €
Genealogies of Memory the maingoals and priorities • Research and populariseissuesconnected with socialmemory • Assess the variousways in which 20th-century events in Central and Eastern Europe areremembered • The projectencompasses: • an annual international conference • publication of selectedconference articles • organisationof seminars • the website www.genealogies.enrs.eu
Genealogies of Memory previouseditions • I edition: • Genealogies ofMemory in Central and EasternEurope. Theories and Methods, 23–25 November 2011 • II edition: • Regions of Memory: A comparativeperspective on Eastern Europe Warsaw (Poland), 26–28 November 2012 Co-organisers: Institute of Sociology of theUniversity of Warsaw, Universityof Social Sciences and Humanities(Warsaw), Free University of Berlin
2013EDITION Seminars The seminars’ aim is to continue the debate started during thefirst conference in November 2011.
SEMINARS 2013 The seminarfocused on recentlypublishedbook Remembering Katyn(Etkind, Finnin et al., Polity Press 2012) and servedas a presentation of the Memory at War. Cultural Dynamics in Poland, Russia and Ukraine project Memory Studiesin ContemporaryUkraine: methodology and socio-politicalcontexts- paperby dr. Olga Wolaniuk(NationalPedagogicalUniversity in Kiev, Nation’s Memory Institute in Ukraine)
RememberingKatyN 22ndMarch 2013, WarsawUniversity Library
Political contexts of social memory in contemporary Ukraine 23thMay 2013, WarsawHistory Meeting House
Conference Genealogies’ mainconference in 2013: Legal Frames of Memory. Transitional Justice in Central and Eastern Europe Warsaw 27-29 November,2013
Legalframes of memory The aim of the conferenceis to examine the realtionshipbetween law and memory: • law as a framework of socialmemory from perspective of legitimizingcertainnorms, values, and visions of the past, • toward developing a framework of grassrootssociaslactivitywhereinindividuals and groupspromotecertaininterests and historicalnarratives, • the waylegaldiscoursemerges with otheraspects of social life, includingconcepts of justicedefined in the works of historians, media and culturaltexts.
LegalFrames of Memory The subjects of the conferenceinclude, but are not limited to: • retributivejustice, i.e.: trials, decommunization and vetting; • restorativejustice, i.e., rehabilitation of politicalprisoners, restitution of nationalizedproperty, compensation; • institutes of nationalremembrance and the issue of access to the files of the communistsecurityapparatus; • representations of concepts of justice in historicalwork, media orculturaltexts.
Who’sintoHistoricalCinema? • cyclingfilm review ENRS’INVOLVEMENT FROM 2011
Who’sintoHistoricalCinema? • The Central European cinematographiesshowing the different aspects of a specific historical period or event • Present productions connected with a particular historical subject, such as the Second World War, Stalinism, and the fall of communism: • 2011 edition: Phantoms of Freedom • 2012edition: In the Shadow ofthe Swastika and the Red Star(Warsaw) and ImSchatten des Hakenkreuzesund des Roten Sterns(Hamburg) • 2013 edition: Times of Terror. The 1940s as shown in the cinema
Who’sintoHistoricalCinema? • Total projectcost 2013: 28 400,00 €