Geschichtswerkstatt Europa was a programme supported by the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future", which funded international projects for the analysis of European cultures of remembrance. Its aim was to inspire debate amongst young Europeans concerning differences and similarities in national, regional and local memories of the violence of the 20th century.
In cooperation with Viadrina European University in Frankfurt (Oder), the Institute for Applied History, Society and Science in Dialogue was responsible for the support of a total of 80 projects between 2008 and 2013. The institute accompanied and advised project teams from the initial development of ideas, through the process of application to implementation and the settling of accounts. During each year of the programme, it also organised a meeting in Frankfurt (Oder) for participants to be able to network and receive training. An international forum was organised in a sequence of different locations by the Global and European Studies Institute of the University of Leipzig. This allowed young academics to compare notes with other grantees concerning a certain topic and to learn about new research results.