ABOUT THE PROJECT
2019 sees Europe celebrating the 30th anniversary of the end of communism and of new democratic beginnings in Central and Eastern Europe. What is (y)our story of 1989? How has the revolution changed the lives of your families or your community? How is 1989 currently remembered and discussed in the country you live in? What is our story of 1989 as Europeans?
Once upon today… in Europe is an international training where you can meet people interested in history and historical narratives from 6 countries and get the chance to learn new non-formal education methods. The next training is scheduled from April 4-11, 2019.
Participants of the training are invited to carry out small projects on the topic “(Y)our 1989” with young people in their home cities over the summer. One participant from each country will have the chance to return to Krzyżowa with up to eight young people for the international youth meeting taking place from Sept 29-Oct 4, 2019.
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 network for civic youth education (D)
Burgus Association (RO)
Tallinn University (EST)
National Association of Young Historians of Moldova (MOL)
Call for participants – Once upon Today 2019_DE
Click on the link below to see the outcome of the micro project from the “Once upon today… in Europe” Youth meeting 2018. This is the work of the Polish group from Liceum ogólnokształcące im. Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie:
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”,[…]