ABOUT THE PROJECT
What if it was all just a very good story? Partly touching on our personal memories and experiences, and partly reflecting the history of our communities and societies. We are inviting participants to think about history, memory, and identity in this imaginative way. Not as something given, but as crafted stories…. gripping stories!
In trainings we bring together people working in the fields of history and civic education, international youth exchange and active citizenship. They reflect and exchange expertise on how to work with narratives in citizenship education, international youth meetings and other educational contexts. The next training will place from Sept. 25 til Oct 2nd, 2017. Apply now!
The next youth meeting is scheduled from March 12-17, 2018 in Krzyzowa (Poland). Young people will come from Estonia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Romania and Ukraine. They will present the results of projects on history and identity from their local communities and home towns.
On this blog, you can find information about the project, the stories and the experiences of participants during the seminars. Also, we have developed a set of methods for “Once upon today” and other projects in Krzyzowa. Check them out in our handbook.
Protestant Academies in Germany (D)
Burgus Association (RO)
Tallinn University (EST)
National Association of Young Historians of Moldova (MOL)
STORIES & Ideas
When we were children, we used to build little animals or creatures from chestnuts. You only need simple things in order to do this – a few matches, a little knife and any paper or materials you think can make your new “design” come to life. It is also a nice way to start conversations[…]
The participants experienced the city of Wroclaw through different perspectives that took them beyond the surface of what one might discover as a simple tourist. During the first half of the day, they took part in a Guided Tour which included an introduction to different parts of the city and aspects of its history. During[…]
“We are like coloured pencils in a case. We are different, but we are in the same box, the same world” and “Although we are from different countries, the things in our flowers are the same” are a few of the ideas underlined by some of the participants in the Flowers of Identity method at[…]
The European Museum of History method spread over one day and it challenged the participants to create a museum. At the beginning, the participants identified a series of key words in answer to the questions of “How could history divide people?”, “How can we, in a museum, show what is different in a negative way”,[…]
“I liked the workshop very much from the beginning, it was a lot of work, creativity, all the things combined together were good” “I liked the energy today” “One of the questions today made me reflect if we can use the whole method with young people and I reflected on how can we pack and[…]
Almost 30 participants from Poland, Estonia, Germany, Romania, Moldova and Ukraine started the international training “Once Upon Today … in Europe”, a full week covering methods, ideas or discussions on how to work with historical narratives in non-formal youth education. The training takes place between 25th September – 2nd October 2017 in the beautiful setting[…]
The project team met in Berlin to organise the next activities of “Once upon today… in Europe” in 2017! The project is going to take place this year for the fourth time, starting with a training between 25.09 – 02.10.2017 in Krzyzowa (Poland). And it also was a lot of fun 😉
During the Youth Meeting in 2016, the groups of students from Estonia, Germany, Moldova, Ukraine, Romania and Poland presented the microprojects they had created in their home countries in order to present their lives, culture, city, country etc. Below, feel free to discover the different outcomes: 1.The microproject of the group from Estonia: Estonia 2.[…]
The concepts of museums of history often focus a national level of history. In order to discover the relations between histories of different cultures, the participants of “Once upon today…in Europe” thought about elementary questions like “What is Europe?”, “What is history?” or “What is a museum?” before creating their own conpect of an international[…]