Geschichtswerkstatt Europa is a programme set up by the Foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" (EVZ), which supports international projects addressing the issue of the culture of memory and remembrance in Europe. Its aim is to strengthen dialogue between young Europeans comparing the differences and similarities in historical perceptions of the collective experience of oppression in the 20th century at a national, regional and local level.
The Institute for Applied History is responsible for project support in cooperation with the European University Viadrina. The Institute provides advice and support on project ideas, from sketching the initial outline to completing the application and accounting procedures. It organised a meeting in Frankfurt (Oder) in spring 2012. The International Forum is organised by the Global and European Studies Institute at the University of Leipzig.
52 international project teams researched in 2009 ("Layers of remembrance") and in 2010 ("Paths of Remembrance"). They were financed by the foundation "Remembrance, Responsibility and Future" in the frame of Geschichtswerkstatt Europa and present their results now. These are interviews, exhibitions, educational materials, brochures and films. The teams worked in Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republik, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Greece, Great Britain, Hungary, Israel, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Turkey, and Ukraine.
You may find the project results in the archive.