The Meeting, under the title “Common European Memory – Promise, illusion or challenge?”, saw the participation of people and entities from most EU countries, especially from those historically more involved in the Memory and Remembrance field – such as Germany, Poland, the Baltic states, and Italy.
The attendees discussed the relationship between national, regional and transnational frameworks of EU memory, and how they influence transnational forms of inclusive democratic citizenship. Activities included conferences, panel discussions, workshops and social events.
Estonia’s geographical location and history offered the opportunity to reflect not only on the region’s experience of National Socialism, the Shoah, and Soviet Communism, but also on the challenge of including minorities into a common European remembrance.
PiNA’s participation is connected with one of our ongoing projects, called “Women of the Resistance”, carried out with international partners from Italy and Croatia.
The project focuses on the role of women’s Resistance for post-conflict and contemporary social change, and consists of multimedia workshops for high schools in Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, and of a related short-film-and-essay competition for young people.