’89 – 30 Years After the Fall of Iron Curtain

Post Bellum / Post Bellum SK / Krzyżowa Foundation

The main objective of our project is to raise awareness about the year 1989 and the early after-revolutionary years, and to celebrate 30 years of democracy in Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Poland. According to our experience, older generations often think of communist regime in positive connotations, while younger generation have low knowledge of 1989 and its importance. Therefor our project will consists of recording and processing of 30 testimonies of the witnesses in the participating countries (10 per country), which will become part of our online archive The Memory of Nations (www.memoryofnations.eu). The testimonies will be promoted by project partners via media work, social networks et cetera. We want to encourage a debate and reflection among the inhabitants of the involved countries upon the collected testimonies and materials about the year 1989. In each country we will also organise per 10 educational experience-based workshops on primary and/or high schools. The workshops are directly based on the collected testimonies. What has been done: we have received grant from the EC/Europe for Citizens program to prepare (in a cooperation with CZ/PL/HU partners) exhibition ’89 – 30 Years After the Fall of Iron Curtain, which is currently in preparation stage. The exhibition will be enriched with the testimonies about the revolutionary year 1989 collected within this Visegrad project and we will also interconnect it with the educational workshops (we will encourage participating primary and high schools to visit the exhibition, which will have no entry fees).

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