At the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit in Prague, young history enthusiasts are invited to experience “Dialogues to Remember” together with 100 peers from all over Europe!
Dialogues to Remember
This Autumn, we want to talk! About history and its legacies, about identities, about our worries related to a gruelling war in Europe, but also about our visions for a peaceful future. Let’s share perspectives, search for common ground and experience international dialogue first hand!
At this year’s EUSTORY Next Generation Summit, we invite young Europeans to enter “Dialogues to Remember”! Together with 100 young history enthusiasts from more than 20 countries, they will have the chance to discuss their views on complicated pasts, negotiate diverse perspectives and share ideas for future remembrance practices across borders.
WORKSHOP 1In Dialogue with memories
Narrating Europe: Stories of Identity and Belonging
Where can we find stories that form our history? What can we learn about society from the way we look at the past?
This workshop invites you to experience how different perspectives can produce divergent versions of history.
We invite you to share stories – personal or collective – from the past and reflect on the way biographies, identities, and belonging to certain communities or countries influence our perception of history.
In small groups, you will shape interactive, action-based workshops, re-negotiate forms of remembrance, and create your own “European Museum of History” by uniting diverse voices and experiences from your workshop group.
Join us on a journey through Europe and explore how its (hi-)stories are shaping our lives. Showcase your creativity: what will your European Museum of History look like?
WORKSHOP 2In Dialogue About Scenarios to Come
Mapping the Future: A Forecast Lab for Tomorrow’s Europe
How does the interplay between our past, present and future work? Which developments, continuities and changes can we expect to come?
In this workshop, you will look back to think forward, dive into the world of forecasting and develop different scenarios of the future.
Bring your questions about the future and explore the thin line between art, science and craft: Working in small groups and using real-life cases, you will focus on developing practical forecasting skills with just the right amount of theoretical background.
Develop a toolkit and get equipped to better navigate the uncertainties of the future. Will you even predict the unpredictable?
In cooperation with staff members of Tipping Point Consulting
WORKSHOP 3In Dialogue With Stone And Concrete
Tracing Places: Buildings With a Painful Past on Trial
How to deal with a dark past when it’s cast in stone? How to balance between commemorating victims and using historic spaces today?
In this workshop, you will negotiate ways of coping with architectural traces of difficult pasts.
Your starting point is Petschkův Palác, a building with a multifaceted history – from a Jewish family’s bank to the German Gestapo’s headquarter, and now the Czech Ministry of Trade. Discover its history and share similar cases from your home countries to discuss the questions and responsibilities emerging from this building today. By transforming your group’s discussion results into a small handbook, you will develop your own recommendations for how to approach and care for painful places.
Explore Petschkův Palác and face the questions and challenges coming along with stony, silent witnesses of a dark past. Where does commemoration begin and where does it end?
WORKSHOP 4In Dialogue With a Chat Bot
Experiencing eCommemoration: Virtual Encounters With the Past
Can computer games really teach us something about the past? And which questions occur once Artificial Intelligence will shape historiography and commemoration?
In this workshop, you will enter the next level of commemoration by experiencing history in games and artificial intelligence.
Meet people who design computer games as a contribution to new forms of remembrance and challenge Chat Bots with queries about the past. Together with your group, you get the chance to engage in critical discussions on the chances and risks of progressive technologies dealing with history and commemoration.
Dive into the digital future of history and memory to shape the discussion on the question: How virtual and digital do you want remembrance to be?
In cooperation with Charles Games and mediale pfade e.V.
WORKSHOP 5In Dialogue For Peace
Building Bridges: From Conflict to Cooperation
What if a conflict seems unsolvable? How can dialogue and creativity transform conflict into peace?
In this workshop you will learn what it needs to cope with daily conflicts on a personal, but also on a political level.
Contrary opinions belong to our everyday lives: In relationships with others, within communities, and also on the international political scale. Different perceptions of the past and clashing views on the present can create the basis for conflict – and even war.
Get to know how an Italian NGO addresses violent conflicts in the world by working with young activists from conflict and post-conflict zones in a unique residential peacebuilding programme. In this workshop, they will introduce you to skills on how to overcome divisions, promote dialogue and prevent conflicts by developing a methodical toolkit for a peaceful future.
Use the chance, learn how to build bridges for peace and change in your community and even beyond!
WORKSHOP 6 / Special ActivityIn Dialogue With Europe's Youth
Blogging History: Journalism Made by You
Are you interested in history and storytelling? Do you want to learn the ABCs of journalism?
Then bring your ideas to life and gain hands-on experience in interviewing, editing, and reporting!
In this workshop, you will learn how to ask the right questions, how to tell a compelling story, and how to edit your work. This will allow you to become part of the next Editors’ Generation of the EUSTORY History Campus blog.
This workshop is especially designed for those who are interested in joining the European History Campus editors’ team for the next 12 months. As an editor, you will have the opportunity to shape a blog for young Europeans, publish your work and edit articles. So, what are you waiting for?
Learn more about the EUSTORY History Campus Editors programme here.
For decades, Körber-Stiftung and EUSTORY were and still are in close working relations with a variety of partners from civil society in Europe and beyond. Together they organise programmes for critical, future-orientated history and civic education. This also includes organisations in Ukraine and Russian organisations in exile.