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EUSTORY Summit 2017 Workshop Results

Childhood Stories of Forced Migration: Politically Shaped Biographies on Stage

Europe can tell many stories of persecution, escape and internment – in the present and in the past. But imagine what would happen if a boy who was deported and interned by the Nazis met a young refugee arriving in Europe in search of a better life today: What might they tell each other about their experiences? Would they report on similar strategies to deal with their fates? Participants of the w...

Europe on Display: Build your House of European History

How does Europe’s diverse past fit into one single museum and which are the main processes and phenomena that have united and divided Europeans through time? How does memory shape different visions of the past? And what can history tell us when we look ahead? Participants of the workshop took part in the challenging process of building a museum of Europe’s past and investigated how history and pol...

Resist Violence: An Artistic Journey through Past and Present Europe

Populist nationalisms, resentments, hate and violence: The future of Europe appears fragile and precarious. But how are young people personally affected by this harsh climate of crisis? Were they ever faced with experiences of strong forces in their everyday life? And how can one spot the roots of violence in order to resist it in the future? Participants of the workshop artistically approached th...

Fake or Real? The Media in the Era of ›Post Truth‹

Truthfully: How often does one check the sources of a news item or questions the motives of the author before sharing it? Can we actually differentiate between ›fake news‹ and ›facts‹? And what does this blurring of reality mean for the ways we use the media in our everyday life? Throughout the workshop participants learned how to navigate through the news in the era of ›post truth‹ and trained to...

Analysing Populism: Against Radicalisation in Contemporary Europe

In 2017, right-wing populism is omnipresent in Europe. Together with its language of fear and intolerance it poses one of the most pressing challenges for public and political life in the EU and beyond. But how exactly does populism come along in public debate and the media? What does it have to do with history? And what possible responses to its radical language may we provide?

Legacies of the Russian Revolution: Explore the Revolutionary Heritage of Europe

In 2017, the Russian Revolution comes to its centenary and many spotlights all over Europe are set on its remembrance. The movement aimed at renewing the Russian society, but gained importance far beyond. What impact did the revolution of 1917 have in which country? And how do the legacies of the Russian Revolution affect young Europeans today? Participants of the workshop deepened their historica...