On 13 February 2015, a presentation about the EAEA Grundtvig Award took place in Johannes Rau International Centre for Education and Exchange (Minsk, Belarus), organised by the Representative Office of the German Adult Education Association in the Republic of Belarus. The presentation was held during the visit of the President of the European Association for the Education of Adults Mr. Per Paludan Hansen.
EUSTORY was one of the projects presented at the Remembering for the Future conference in Sarajevo. EUSTORY is a history network for young Europeans that currently connects 22 civic organisations from 22 European countries. The mandate of EUSTORY is to view European history from the grass roots and to recognize the vast diversity of experience.
The video below discusses the fall of Yugoslavia from the perspective of young people.
On Tuesday, 3 March, the EPRS Library will hold a special event to introduce its dedicated website on ‘100 Books on Europe to Remember‘. The roundtable discussion on the rich intellectual heritage available to Europeans today will examine the intellectual legacy of the many influential figures who have shaped the process of post-war European integration.
The ‘100 books‘ website was the brainchild of Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament, and Parliament’s Secretary-General Klaus Welle. Its aim is to facilitate public access to a selection of literary works which have made a significant contribution to the process or understanding of European integration. Of course, as the European project continues, the selection of works has grown to 125 books and pamphlets, and is still growing. The site includes articles and speeches as well as books, and takes into account a vast geographical, linguistic and intellectual spectrum of ideas, spanning the entire period of post-war European integration.
In facilitating public access to this comprehensive selection of academic, intellectual and political works, the site hopes to inspire future thinking, beyond traditional boundaries, and to contribute to the future development of the European ideal.
The event will be the ideal opportunity for a lively debate on the future of the European political process, and the continuing relevance of many of the ideas expressed in the works included in the ‘100 books‘. The EPRS will welcome a distinguished panel of authors, including Joseph Weiler, President of the European University Institute, Kevin Featherstone, Professor of European Politics, at the London School of Economics (LSE), Béatrice Taulègne, who is Deputy Director of the Committee of the Regions, and Luuk van Middelaar, political philosopher and Adviser to Herman Van Rompuy and Donald Tusk.
(text: European Parliamentary Research Service)
“The future of our civilisation is in our own hands and we must take responsibility for the shape of that future. And a wise vision of future must be rooted in memory.” (Dr. Piotr M.A. Cywiński, director of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum)
You missed the Remembering for the Future conference in Sarajevo? Watch the speech of Sven Tetzlaff, Head of the Education Department at the Körber Foundation Germany, in the video below.
Remembering individual or shared stories about European past can help to understand the present and shape the future.
In September 2014, twenty-two young Europeans from 12 different countries in the broader Baltic Sea Region met for one week in Estonia and Russia to discuss the history and future of borders and to explore the underlying patterns of a possible “Baltic identity”.
This 1st Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue was a joint initiative by the Körber Foundation and the Council of the Baltic Sea States in cooperation with Narva College and EUSTORY. Sixteen of the seminar participants are winners of national EUSTORY History Competitions. They have proven their potential to analyse historical material, assess questions of identity and transfer their findings to current events. The brochure “Remembering for a European Future” provides brief summaries of the historical research works these participants did in the context of their national competitions prior to their involvement in the Baltic Sea Youth Dialogue. The topics cover a wide range of local, regional and family history of 20th century Europe.
Anton Markmiller, Director of the Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (DVV International), on WWI and the future of Europe: