#RETHINK1989 AUTUMN SCHOOL

We are now accepting applications for the upcoming #Rethink1989 Autumn Memory School.

DATES: October 4th-8th 2020
ORGANISER: The Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe

The 1989 Memory School an international project aimed at gathering young scholars and activists who are interested in European history and its impact on contemporary developments. The school will focus on the memory of 1989, which was a breakthrough year in Central and Eastern Europe. Its long-term impact is seen in the current political developments and social divisions. As a result, modern states in this region have been experiencing an escalating polarisation in societies and  seeing a growing lack of mutual understanding between different groups. Scholars and activists often become part of this phenomenon, taking sides rather than trying to draw conclusions from past events and positively impact the new reality.

During the organised workshops and lectures we will focus on finding ways how to approach the complex past in order to build a better future, with less divisive political life. During these activities the participants of the Rethink 1989 Autumn School will have an opportunity to expand their knowledge about the history and the region and improve their critical thinking skills. Workshops and tasks will be both theoretical and practical. Participants will have an opportunity to work in an international team and get to know stories and witnesses of history from the region.


The school will be held at the renaissance castle in Wojnowice near Wrocław (Poland).
 All efforts will be made to follow necessary health and sanitary requirements.

> In the event that travel to/from Poland would be restricted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic – the Autumn School will take place virtually/online.

Eligibility
We are looking for 12 young (20-35 years old) scholars and activists from the EU, Balkans and Eastern Partnership countries who are willing to improve their knowledge and understanding of European history and its impact on the present.

Costs
Organizers cover the costs of travel (up to €200) and the participants’ stay in Wojnowice (room and board).

Timeline

31 August 2020: deadline of the call for applications

10 September 2020: results of the recruitment

4-8 October 2020: Rethink 1989 Autumn School in Wojnowice, Poland

Language

The working language of the project is English.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the organizational team: kamila@kew.org.pl
More information about the project: https://visegradinsight.eu/rethink1989/rethinking-the-democratic-future/

We are looking forward to meeting you in Wojnowice!

Partners of the project:

Atviros Lietuvos fondas / Open Lithuania Fund

Res Publica Foundation / Visegrad Insight

Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe /New Eastern Europe

CLICK HERE TO APPLY Deadline is August 31st

This project is co-funded by the European Commission

Sponsors and partners