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Remedy

REMEDY-  The Voice from the Past – Recalling Memories in Diversity

Funding

Europe for Citizens

Duration:
September 2016 – February 2018

Coordinator: Margit Säre, margitsare @ gmail.com

Lead partner: Geraci Siculo ; Italy

Summary
REMEDY aims to emphasize the importance of remembering the past, commemorating the totalitarian regime victims and appreciating the present. The diverse EU communities involved share their history of totalitarian regimes and resistance in the fight for their rights.
The project will involve EU citizens of older and younger generation that will enrich each other’s knowledge of past events and eventually lead to reconciliation.

Project meetings
4 events have been carried out within  project:



Event 1, Geraci Siculo (Italy)
Participation: The event involved 76 citizens, including 50 participants from the city of Geraci Siculo (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Cracow (Poland), 2 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain), 2 participants from the city of Bremen (Germany), 4 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 2 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 4 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 2 participants from the city of Tartu (Estonia), 4 participants from the city of Istiea-Aedipsos(Greece), 4 participants from the city of Braila (Romania).
Location / Dates: The event took place in Geraci Siculo, (Italy), from 03/11/2016 to 06/11/2016
The aim of the event 'Remembrance' was that each partner organization present its institution. Afterwards the structure of the national workshops was defined: all partners identified the 18 months calendar activities. Central moment of activity was the official Ceremony of the 4th of November - The anniversary of the November 4 is linked to the institutional commemorations that evoke the victorious conclusion of World War 1st, November 4, 1918. At the and there was storytelling activity - The tree of Memory. Each partner shared with the audience a story about people who experienced in their life the effect of the direct result of a totalitarian regime.

Event 2
, the city Cracow (Poland)
Participation: The event involved 116 citizens, including 77 participants from the city Cracow (Poland),23 participants from the city of Geraci Siculo (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain),1 participant from the city of Bremen (Germany),2 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 2 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 2 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 2 participants from the city of Tartu (Estonia), 2 participants from the city of Istiea-Aedipsos(Greece), 3 participants from the city of Braila (Romania).
Location / Dates: The event took place in Cracow (Poland), from 26/01/2017 to 28/01/2017
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 The aim of the event ‘Reflection' was promotion of intercultural dialogue, within activity, ‘Reflection’ through re-flecting on relevance of the totalitarian regimes today. Students presented their research on ostracism and loss of citizenship. The youth ex-changed their readings and reflections on historical topics of the period. Also Quiz on the knowledge of the totalitarian regimes today was organized.

Event 3
 , city Tartu (Estonia)
Participation: The event involved 59 citizens, including 34 participants from the city Tartu (Estonia),8 participants from the city of Geraci Siculo (Italy), 4 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain), 2 participants from the city of Bremen (Germany),2 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 2 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 2 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 2 participants from the city of Cracow (Poland), 2 participants from the city of Istiea-Aedipsos(Greece), 1 participant from the city of Braila (Romania).
Location / Dates: The event took place in Tartu (Estonia), from 06/09/2017 to 08/09/2017
Short description: The aim of the event 'Reconciliation' was to conduct workshop - Reconciliation and History: Case of the Bronze soldier. How interpretations of history impact us today. It was conducted in a way that smaller groups brainstormed a current collective memory or historic memory issue, coming up with an idea how they can contribute to alleviating these issues all leading towards better understanding on how to address reconciliation. Also, it was provided a guided tour around the area where Soviet Raadi airbase used to be. For 50 years, it was the largest military airbase in the Baltics and the whole area was closed off to the people of the city.


Event 4
 Bremen (Germany),
Participation: The event involved 77 citizens, including 45 participants from the city Bremen (Germany),12 participants from the city of Geraci Siculo (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain), 2 participants from the city of Tartu (Estonia),2 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 4 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 2 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 2 participants from the city of Cracow (Poland), 4 participants from the city of Istiea-Aedipsos (Greece), 2 participants from the city of Braila (Romania).
Location / Dates: The event took place in Bremen (Germany) from 27/11/2017 to 28/11/2017
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Short description: The aim of the event 'Reflection' was to visit the Denkort Bunker Valentin, guided from experts of the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung and the Denkort Bunker Valentin to understand what exactly was its role in the past.The Bunker Valentin, the second largest above ground bunker in Europe, was a protective shelter built to construct German U-boats during World War II. Also, Digital Urban Impact Lab Bremen organized the artistic exhibition to present new ways of art and cultural expressions to make historical events alive through a modern perception. The exhibition was made of diverse ways of expressions, including digital sound art, comic art, and digital video-photo art. It was a re-elaborated version of moments, situations, atmospheres, places remembering or referring to some totalitarian events, collected during the project by the partner countries.

Estonian events
-Tartu national workshop pre-event  in cooperation with Tartu University debate club 08.05.2017 Discussing amnesty policies in post-conflict societies.

 - 23.08 Tartu national workshop event took place that was oriented towards reconciliation and European identity whilst taking place in a place with strong memory connotations, the KGB Cells Museum in Tartu. 

 6-8. September, The third REMEDY event took place in Tartu. Read more about the event in the project blog www.remedyproject.org!

27-29 November. The last REMEDY meeting and opening of the exhibition in Bremen. Project outputs are now available on the REMEDY platform!.
Peipsi CTC materials for the exhibition are available here.

Press release




One of the two groups on a walking tour to Raadi as part of our active remembrance tour. Tartu 07.09.2017

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