The project brings together young people from local communities, research institutions, universities and civil and human rights organizations throughout Europe to share remembrance, foster reflection, and learn from the common history by raising the awareness of the young European citizens on the commemoration of the victims of mass extermination and mass deportatiton associated with Stalinism. While fundamental freedoms, like physical security and the right to a due process are guaranteed in the European Union, there seems to be a relevant problem related to youngsters’ consciousness of the past combined with difficulties of inter-generational communication. Moreover, with the passing of the years there are less living testimonies of Stalinist atrocities. In this prospect, while trying to face these problems, the fundamental aim of this project is to keep alive the memory of victims of Stalinism in the young generations by involving young people with different national, religious, cultural, academic and professional backgrounds in a tolerant and constructive reflection. Particularly, Stalinims and the resistance to it had both a local and an international dimension as it has been the case of Yugoslavia between 1946 and 1953, Hungary in 1953-1957, Czechoslovakia in the 50s and 60s etc. Therefore, the project has two specific objectives. The first one is to enhance academic studies on the domestic and international role played either by Stalinism, or by the resistance to it, through the encouragement of new methodologies in joint comparative case-study research on the policies of Stalinism in Central-East Europe and their effects on victims, in order to foster intellectual public debate among young phd students and researchers throughout Europe. The second objective is to create a sustainable link, under the supervision of eminent scholars, between young promising PhD and human rights activists by promoting multi-ethnic interdisciplinary relationships of young Europeans as well as their awareness of the inteconnection between domestic and international dynamics of stalinism and the resistance to it. In this way, by means of an open forum, experience and empirical know-how of young NGO activists will match with university research findings with the aim of sharing memory and existing perceptions of Stalinism and its victims, in the spirit of tolerance and active European citizenship.

YOU SHARE. Youth sharing remembrance of Stalinism and its victims

BIANCHINI, STEFANO
2009

Abstract

The project brings together young people from local communities, research institutions, universities and civil and human rights organizations throughout Europe to share remembrance, foster reflection, and learn from the common history by raising the awareness of the young European citizens on the commemoration of the victims of mass extermination and mass deportatiton associated with Stalinism. While fundamental freedoms, like physical security and the right to a due process are guaranteed in the European Union, there seems to be a relevant problem related to youngsters’ consciousness of the past combined with difficulties of inter-generational communication. Moreover, with the passing of the years there are less living testimonies of Stalinist atrocities. In this prospect, while trying to face these problems, the fundamental aim of this project is to keep alive the memory of victims of Stalinism in the young generations by involving young people with different national, religious, cultural, academic and professional backgrounds in a tolerant and constructive reflection. Particularly, Stalinims and the resistance to it had both a local and an international dimension as it has been the case of Yugoslavia between 1946 and 1953, Hungary in 1953-1957, Czechoslovakia in the 50s and 60s etc. Therefore, the project has two specific objectives. The first one is to enhance academic studies on the domestic and international role played either by Stalinism, or by the resistance to it, through the encouragement of new methodologies in joint comparative case-study research on the policies of Stalinism in Central-East Europe and their effects on victims, in order to foster intellectual public debate among young phd students and researchers throughout Europe. The second objective is to create a sustainable link, under the supervision of eminent scholars, between young promising PhD and human rights activists by promoting multi-ethnic interdisciplinary relationships of young Europeans as well as their awareness of the inteconnection between domestic and international dynamics of stalinism and the resistance to it. In this way, by means of an open forum, experience and empirical know-how of young NGO activists will match with university research findings with the aim of sharing memory and existing perceptions of Stalinism and its victims, in the spirit of tolerance and active European citizenship.
S. Bianchini
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