ONCE UPON TODAY... IN EUROPE

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Idea

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!

Trainings

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!

YOUTH MEETINGs

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.

METHODS

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.

OUR TEAM

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Carolin Wenzel

Programme Manager
Kreisau-Initiative (D)
Carolin is programme manager for “Contemporary History and Human Rights” at Kreisau-Initiative.
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OLE JANTSCHEK

Head of youth education
Protestant Academies in Germany (D)
Ole works for the Protestant Academies in Germany as head of youth education and is Chairman of the Kreisau-Initiative.
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Jolanta Steciuk

Trainer, writer and NGO Consultant, Young Journalists Association “Polis” (PL)
Jolanta Steciuk is a trainer working with international groups, project coordinator and NGO consultant, initiator of many community development, educational and memory projects. She represents the Young Journalists’ Association “Polis” (Poland).
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Merle Schmidt

Project Manager at Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe (PL)
Merle works for the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, where she manages projects on political-historical education.
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Sergiu Musteaţă

President of ANTIM
National Association of Young Historians of Moldova (MOL)
Sergiu Musteaţă is an historian and Professor at the History and Geography Faculty of Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University in Chișinău, Moldova. He is President of the National Association of Young Historians of Moldova (ANTIM).
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ANDREA CHIRICESCU

President
Burgus Association (RO)
Andrea is the president of Burgus Association/Romania, a youth and cultural organization. She works as a trainer in the youth field and in adult education.
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Reili Reintal

Project coordinator
Tallinn University (EST)
Reili has graduated from Tallinn University and works as history teacher in Viimsi school.

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