Ukraine

UKRAINE – Congress of Culture Activists (CCA), www.culturalactivism.org 

The Ukrainian “Congress of Cultural Activists” contributes to the development of the cultural sphere and creative industry and promotes the development of civil society and the creation of creative communities in Ukraine. The congress develops networks in the field of cultural activism and contributes to the implementation of interdisciplinary projects in cooperation with (international) experts and regional action alliances. The work of the CCA creates conditions for positive development in the cultural sector in Ukraine and projects on socially relevant issues are implemented. Further cooperation partners: The project will actively seek and continue the connection to existing formats of the Federal Agency for Civic Education, which approach the same topic, such as the program focus “The Years of Change 1989-1991. Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe 30 years later ”at the Leipzig Book Fair; Networking European Citizenship Education (NECE), as well as the networks of the bpb in the countries of the Eastern Partnership, such as “Mapping Memories”. Further collaborations are sought, including with the history network EUSTORY of the Körber Foundation, with the professional network EUROCLIO, with EI (Education International), the Council of Europe, etc. For the presentation and networking of the project, its inclusion in similar thematic events (conferences, etc.) of others Targeted actors and a travel / presentation budget for this purpose. 

Public discussion event in Warsaw: “Teaching Post-Socialist Transition: the challenges facing museums, schools and non-formal educators.”

On 6th December 2022, we gathered in Warsaw for a public discussion event on “Teaching Post-Socialist Transition: the challenges facing museums, schools and non-formal educators.” This discussion was hosted in partnership with Stowarzyszenie 61 at their base and held with experts from museum education departments, teachers from schools, and educators from NGOs and other organisations. …

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The exhibition LOST IN TIME

The exhibition LOST IN TIME is about objects and people who have lost their past and cannot move forward into the future. The discussion “Transition Dialogue for Democratic Change. Art in times of turbulence” was held alongside the exhibition, where different paintings, photos and videos have been showcased. Throughout time, we can see that turbulence, …

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Closing conference of Transition Dialogue 2019-2021

On Thursday 31st March and Friday 1st April, we gathered both online and in the Rotes Rathaus in the centre of Berlin to mark the closing of the programme “Transition Dialogue” and to present the handbook that has been the result of the hard work of the project and its coordinators. Our conference was particularly …

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Contested Memories – or Where does Nostalgia Lead us?

The transition dialogues are about experiences and memories about the very recent  history. For Ukraine, the communist past is a taboo issue, only fragments appear on the surface, but trigger conflicts in families and entire regions. Clashing beliefs about the past are not new and and have become an obstacle to mutual understanding within society …

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Stories of Change from Kyiv

For many in the Ukraine, the Chernobyl-disaster marked the beginning of the end of the Soviet Union. Olena Pravilo from Congress of Cultural Activists talked to people, who were children back then, about the moment when they realised that everything started to change. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbEQZyKghGk&feature=youtu.be