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
Welcome to Transition Dialogue!
As practitioners of history and civic education, our network is committed to the critical evaluation of the period of post-socialist transformation from 1989 onward, to investigating the ways of coming to terms with its political consequences in the present-day societies, and to providing educational resources on transition and how it can be approached by teachers and educators. More details about our network and video interviews with our partners
Here you will find:
- information about our past and current projects
- our publications and teaching materials, such as our newest handbook for history and civic educators
- our collection of stories: events, podcasts, exhibitions, conferences, and more, that provoke reflection and questions on this period of the past and its resonance in the present, which you can also browse through by countries
You can also watch what our partners have to say about our work here below:
Adrian Schiop (born in 1973) is writer and independent journalist. He published three novels and has a doctoral degree in manele music, a genre that is rather associated with Roma people and lower social class and rarely finds its place in the academic environment. Adrian
For Ukraine, the issue of knowledge communist past is a taboo topic. While only fragments of the issue appear on the surface, it divides families and entire regions in conflict. Dealing with beliefs about the past has become an obstacle to mutual understanding within society.
Andreea Petruț (born in 1990) is a young and talented researcher working in the field of public policies for higher education. Her academic background is in Political Science and Management of Organisation. She is active in several non governamental organisation and civic actions that promote
Adrian Szelmenczi (born in 1979) grew up in a multicultural environment in Nord East of Romania, in a Hungarian-Romanian family. He is human rights activist working for Active Watch NGO. He is highly engaged into defending national minorities’ rights and the implementation of the legislation
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
Iulian Stoian is a dedicated human rights activist, advocating for vulnerable groups such as LGBT and Roma minorities. He worked for several prestigious organisations and institutions such as the Romanian National Agency for the Roma, Council of Europe, Open Society Foundation, National Democratic Institute. He