The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile

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The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile (IICCMER), established by means of Governmental Decree no. 1372/2009 with its further amendments, is a public institution subordinated to the Government of Romania and under the co-ordination of the prime minister. The main objectives of the Institute are: • to administer and analyse, in a rigorous and scientific manner, the memory of the communist regime in Romania, as well as its consequences; • to support the setting-up of educational tools destined to analyse the memory of the communist period, and to encourage the development of a culture based on liberty, democracy and the rule of law; • to cultivate and promote scientific research and advanced studies in the field of the history of communism by means of critical and comparative methods as well as by following international standards; • to collect, archive and publish documents referring to the Romanian exile in the interval 1940-1989. • to investigate scientifically and to identify the crimes, abuses, and human rights’ infringements during the entire duration of the communist regime in Romania, as well as to notify state bodies when breaches of law are discovered.

country: Romania
city: Bucharest

contact

Str. Alecu Russo, nr. 13-19, et. 5, ap. 11
Bucharest Romania
www.iiccmer.ro

The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes ensures the examination and impartial evaluation of the period of Nazi occupation and communist totalitarian power, (...)
The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes ensures the examination and impartial evaluation of the period of Nazi occupation and communist totalitarian power, anti-democratic and criminal activity by entities of the state, particularly its security forces, the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and organisations based on their ideology. The Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes prepars exhibitions, publishing and distributing periodical and non-periodical publications, putting on conferences, seminars, lectures and discussions, administering the Ján Langoš Library and the Memory of Nation digital archive of testimonies of witnesses to history, and cooperating with various Czech and foreign partners, be they institutions, civic associations or publishers.

country: Czech Republic
city: Prague

contact

Siwiecova 2
Prague Czech Republic
http://www.ustrcr.cz/en

The Museum of the Popular Front of Latvia

The Museum of the Popular Front of Latvia is a storehouse of evidence of the latvian modern history. It contains a unique collection of objects and dokuments pertinent to the (...)
The Museum of the Popular Front of Latvia is a storehouse of evidence of the latvian modern history. It contains a unique collection of objects and dokuments pertinent to the historical events and participants of the Third Awakening. part of this task is to provide storage for historical materials , their research and promotion within the latvian society. the Museum accumulates dokuments concerning the work of the Popular Front of Latvia, the organisation that has played a major role in Latvias regaining of independence.

country: Latvia
city: Riga

contact

Vecpilsetas 13/15
LV1050 Riga Latvia
www.ltfmuz.lv

The Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University

The Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University is an archival laboratory. While actively collecting, preserving, and making openly accessible documents related to (...)
The Open Society Archives (OSA) at Central European University is an archival laboratory. While actively collecting, preserving, and making openly accessible documents related to recent history and human rights, we continue to experiment with new ways to contextualize primary sources, developing innovative tools to explore, represent, or bridge traditional archival collections in a digital environment. Our approach to acquisition is increasingly proactive and inclusive, and we actively seek out non-traditional material, material previously marginalized based on its content, social origin, or form. At OSA Archivum, professional archival work is integrated with public programs, and our Galeria Centralis serves as the focal point of exhibitions, performances, film screenings, lectures, and seminars. Through all of these endeavors, we advocate: open access and transparency in public administration; equal rights to information; the ethical use of private data; open formats and open standards; and broad access to cultural heritage.

country: Hungary
city: Budapest

contact

Arany Janos utca 32
1051 Budapest Hungary
http://osaarchivum.org/

The Remebrance and Future Center

The Remembrance and Future Institute was created to document and popularize the post-war history of Wrocław and Lower Silesia. (...)
The Remembrance and Future Institute was created to document and popularize the post-war history of Wrocław and Lower Silesia. The Memory and Future Institute was brought into being on 11 March 2007 by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage. Since 2009 it has a status of an institution of culture of the city of Wrocław.

goals

We organize unconventional exhibitions, public space events and educational projects, thus getting directly to the audience and making history interesting. We run the biggest in the region archives of oral history, we also prepare publications and films on academic themes for the general public. Our team are young, energetic people always full of new ideas. Our goal is to pass our passion for the unique history of our city and region on others. We simply cannot live without history!
type: museum
country: Poland
city: Wrocław

contact

ul. Teatralna 10-12
50-055 Wrocław Poland
tel: (+48) 71 334 90 44
e-mail: biuro@pamieciprzyszlosc.pl
Contact: Marek Mutor
pamieciprzyszlosc.pl

The Wall Net

The Wall Net gathers and documents the remains of the Berlin Wall in its contemporary context around the world on http://the-wall-net.org. It connects the past with the present, (...)
The Wall Net gathers and documents the remains of the Berlin Wall in its contemporary context around the world on http://the-wall-net.org. It connects the past with the present, figures out today's symbolic meanings and reverses the Wall's original function: once it was dividing, now it is a worldwide joining element. Currently it includes almost 400 sites of Berlin Wall remains in Germany, Europe and across the world. The Wall Net is operated by a non-profit organization, based in Munich, Germany.

goals

The Wall Net launched the project's website http://the-wall-net.org in October 2014. Research is going on, pursuing a comprehensive overview of the whereabouts of Wall segments. Interactive maps provide relevant overviews. Furthermore, we communicate activities (restaurations, removings, new inaugurations a.o.) via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+).
type: other
country: Germany
city: München

contact

Steinheilstr. 10
80333 München Germany
tel: 0049-89-12136680
e-mail: rja@the-wall-net.org
Contact: Rainer Janicki
http://the-wall-net.org

Tom Lantos Institute

The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) is an independent human and minority rights organisation with a particular focus on Jewish, Roma and Hungarian communities and other ethnic or (...)
The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) is an independent human and minority rights organisation with a particular focus on Jewish, Roma and Hungarian communities and other ethnic or national, linguistic and religious minorities. As an international research, education and advocacy platform, TLI aims to bridge the gaps between research and policy, norms and practice. The TLI was established in Hungary in May 2011 by the decision of the Hungarian Government and the U.S. Senate to honour and continue the legacy of Tom Lantos, a Hungarian-American and the only Holocaust survivor ever elected to the United States Congress. A powerful voice for human rights and civil liberties throughout his life, he was the Co-Founder of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and rose to become the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. After his death, Congress permanently established the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. Core funding of the organisation is provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Centre for Democracy Public Foundation. The organisation also receives project funding from a variety of intergovernmental and private sources.

goals

The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) is an independent human and minority rights organisation with a particular focus on Jewish, Roma and Hungarian communities and other ethnic or national, linguistic and religious minorities. As an international research, education and advocacy platform, TLI aims to bridge the gap between research and policy, norms and practice. In 2013-2016, TLI’s principal strategic goal is human and minority rights education. TLI uses multidisciplinary approaches, focusing primarily on three issue areas: 1. Jewish life and anti-Semitism: Countering anti-Semitism Promoting the identity and participation of Jewish communities 2. Roma rights and citizenship: Combating anti-tsiganism and political, social and economic exclusion and discrimination Promoting effective participation in social, economic and cultural life and in public affairs 3. Human and minority rights: Promoting human and minority rights education Contributing to the effectiveness of the international regime of minority protection
type: other
country: Hungary
city: Budapest

contact

Bérc utca 13-15
1016 Budapest Hungary
e-mail: info@tomlantosinstitute.hu
Contact: Louise Métrich
www.tomlantosinstitute.hu

TU-Berlin

Technische Universität
Technische Universität

country: Germany
city: Berlin

contact

Straße des 17. Juni 135
10623 Berlin Germany

Ukrainian Institute of National Memory

Ukrainian Institute of National Memory (UINM) was established in 2006. Director: Corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Historical Sciences, (...)
Ukrainian Institute of National Memory (UINM) was established in 2006. Director: Corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor Valery Soldatenko. On June 01, 2013 the scientific potential of the UINM has 15 doctors and 15 candidates of sciences. 1. General Provisions. According to the Presidential Decree ? 1086 of December 09, 2010 and the Regulation on UINM, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers (CM) of Ukraine on January 31, 2011 ? 74 and received the status of a research institution under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. The main objectives of the Institute are: 1) scientific and analytical support for the formation of public policies on the national memory

country: Ukraine
city: Kyiv

contact

Lypska St. 16
1021 Kyiv Ukraine
www.memory.gov.ua

Unitas Foundation

The Unitas Foundation was founded in 2008 in Tallinn, Estonia with the mission to build reconciliation between and within societies divided by totalitarianism. (...)
The Unitas Foundation was founded in 2008 in Tallinn, Estonia with the mission to build reconciliation between and within societies divided by totalitarianism. The Foundation opposes totalitarianism regardless of time and place, and it mainly focuses on educational and awareness raising activities on Communist regimes. We also facilitate research into communist regimes and transitional issues by for experts in the fields of history, political science, education, etc.

country: Estonia
city: Tallinn

contact

Roseni 7
10111 Tallinn Estonia
unitasfoundation.org

University of Bucharest, Political Science Department

Founded in 1991, the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest set itself the objective of institutionalising political science as an important and autonomous (...)
Founded in 1991, the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest set itself the objective of institutionalising political science as an important and autonomous domain in the area of academic research. Our mission is to conduct in-depth research in the field of political science and form students at high academic standards.

country: Romania
city: Bucharest

contact

8, Spiru Haret Street
7000 Bucharest Romania
www.fspub.unibuc.ro

University of Leipzig

The Universität Leipzig was founded in 1409. In the course of its diverse history, it grew to encompass a wide selection of disciplines comprising almost all areas of knowledge. (...)
The Universität Leipzig was founded in 1409. In the course of its diverse history, it grew to encompass a wide selection of disciplines comprising almost all areas of knowledge. World-renowned scientists have taught or studied in Leipzig, and important impulses for the development of thought originated here. The mission, elaborated in the following principles, is both a definition and a challenge and serves as the basis of the University‘s decisions and further development.

country: Germany
city: Leipzig

contact

Ritterstraße 26
4109 Leipzig Germany
http://www.zv.uni-leipzig.de/en/

URA Centre

URA Centre is a non governmental organization operating in the field of cultural heritage and historical remembrance.
URA Centre is a non governmental organization operating in the field of cultural heritage and historical remembrance.

goals

Goals of URA Centre are: - Activities to increase public awareness on human rights in the context of democratic development, which may include courses, training, open lectures, panel discussions,exchanges and programs to individuals and various groups concerned; - Cultural activities by promoting creativity of artists in all fields of art and cooperating with other organizations or public institutions. Special attention will be for maintenance and appreciation of cultural and architectural heritage of Albania, assessing the historical sites with most interest; - Immigration. In this area, the Centre will attempt to carry out activities that have as an objective the prevention of illegal immigration and ways to sensitize the population on legal immigration. At the same time the Centre will be engaged in programs dealing with the return of emigrants from different countries of the world etc.
type: other
country: Albania
city: Tirana

contact

Rruga e Barrikadave 260/2 Tiranë, Shqipëri
1001 Tirana Albania
tel: +355 4 222 6497
e-mail: info@qendraura.al
Contact: Ergys Gezka
http://qendraura.al/home

Ústav pamäti národa (Nation´s Memory Institute)

The Nation's Memory Institute (Ústav pamäti národa) is a public-law institution founded by the Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No. 553/2002 Coll. on (...)
The Nation's Memory Institute (Ústav pamäti národa) is a public-law institution founded by the Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No. 553/2002 Coll. on Disclosure of Documents Regarding the Activity of State Security Authorities from 1939 to 1989 and on founding the Nation’s Memory Institute and on Amending Certain Acts.

goals

perform complete and unbiased evaluations of the period marked with oppression, primarily analyze the causes and means of loss of freedom, manifestations of fascist and communist regimes, their ideology and involvement of native and foreign persons; disclose documents on persecution to the persecuted individuals; publicize information on the persecutors and their activities; prompt criminal prosecution of crimes and criminal offences; provide relevant information to public authorities; systematically accumulate and expertly process all types of information, records and documents pertaining to the period of oppression; work with similar institutions in the Slovak Republic and abroad, mainly with archives, museums, libraries, survivors of the resistance, survivors of concentration and labor camps, provide them with information, present them with research options, render methodical counsel and promote their activities; present the public with the results of its activities, primarily publicize information and other records between 1939 and 1989, individual actions and life stories, publish and promote publications, organize exhibitions, seminars, conferences, discussion forums; promote ideas of freedom and defence of democracy against such regimes as Nazism and Communism; grant official status of anti-communism resistance participant and anti-communist resistance veteran.
type: other
country: Slovakia
city: Bratislava

contact

Namestie Slobody 6
81783 Bratislava Slovakia
http://www.upn.gov.sk/

Warsaw Rising Museum

Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego to żywe, nowoczesne, multimedialne i interaktywne miejsce na kulturalnej mapie Polski, otwarte w 2004 r. w 60. rocznicę wybuchu walk o Warszawę. (...)
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego to żywe, nowoczesne, multimedialne i interaktywne miejsce na kulturalnej mapie Polski, otwarte w 2004 r. w 60. rocznicę wybuchu walk o Warszawę. Ekspozycja w niepowtarzalny sposób oddaje atmosferę tamtych dni. Pokazuje prawdziwych ludzi z ich dniem codziennym, walkš, miłoœciš, przyjaŸniš, nadziejš i rozpaczš. Muzeum prowadzi działalnoœć naukowo-badawczš oraz edukacyjnš oraz gromadzi zbiory zwišzane z Powstaniem a także wywiady z jego uczestnikami. Jednym głównych z celów Muzeum jest dotarcie do młodych ludzi oraz propagowanie idei Powstania Warszawskiego poprzez projekty kulturalne takie jak koncerty, spektakle, wystawy, wykłady, projekty filmowe, gry miejskie, warsztaty dla dzieci i młodzieży. Najmłodsi goœcie mogš zaczšć swojš „przygodę z historiš” w Sali Małego Powstańca. Dla uczniów szkół wszystkich poziomów przygotowaliœmy wiele atrakcyjnych i niestandardowo prowadzonych zajęć. Oddziałem Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego jest Instytut Stefana Starzyńskiego, zajmujšcy się promowaniem Warszawy i jej historii. The Warsaw Rising Museum is a lively, modern, multimedia and interactive site on the cultural map of Poland, opened to public in 2004 on the 60th anniversary of the outbreak of the battle for Warsaw. The Museum’s exhibition conveys the atmosphere of those past days in a unique way. It shows real people going about their everyday lives, in combat, in love, friendship, hope and despair. The Museum conducts research, educates and collects artifacts as well as interviews with the Insurgents. One of the main aims of the Warsaw Rising Museum is to reach young people and propagate the idea of the Warsaw Rising through various cultural project, such as: concerts, performances, exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, urban games, workshops for children and youth. The youngest guests of the Warsaw Rising Museum can experience their own „adventure with history” in the special Little Insurgent Room. For students at all educational levels the Museum has prepared numerous attractive and unconventionally run activities. Stefan Starzynski Institute, which aims at promoting Warsaw and its history is a branch of the Museum.

country: Poland
city: Warszawa

contact

Grzybowska 79
00-844 Warszawa Poland
www.1944.pl

Warsaw Rising Museum

Museum commemorating the history of the Warsaw Rising. The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital. The (...)
Museum commemorating the history of the Warsaw Rising. The Museum is a tribute of Warsaw’s residents to those who fought and died for independent Poland and its free capital. The exhibition depicts fighting and everyday life during the Rising, keeping occupation terror in the background. Complexity of the international situation at the time of the Rising is portrayed, including the post-war years of the Communist regime and the fate of Insurgents in the People’s Republic of Poland (PRL).

country: Poland
city: Warsaw

contact

Grzybowska Str. 79
00-844 Warsaw Poland
http://www.1944.pl

WillyBrandt Center for German and European Studies

The WillyBrandt Center for German and European Studies is a joint project of the German Academinc Exchange Service (DAAD) and the University of Wroclaw.
The WillyBrandt Center for German and European Studies is a joint project of the German Academinc Exchange Service (DAAD) and the University of Wroclaw.

country: Poland
city: Wroclaw

contact

Straznicza 1-3
50-206 Wroclaw Poland
wbz.uni.wroc.pl

www.miscareaderezistenta.ro

Multimedia platform
Multimedia platform

goals

Writing about the present, but also about the past and especially about the recent past. Supporting the Romanian Institute for the Investigation of the Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile in its campaigns.
type: other
country: Romania
city: Bucharest

contact

Sos. Bucuresti-Ploiesti nr.15-17 sector 1
013682 Bucharest Romania
tel: +40744689844
e-mail: marina.constantinoiu@gmail.com
Contact: Marina Constantinoiu, editor-in-chief
www.miscareaderezistenta.ro

Youth Initiative for Human Rights

Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) has fourteen years’ experience in the Western Balkans, developing cooperation between young people in the region and supporting youth (...)
Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) has fourteen years’ experience in the Western Balkans, developing cooperation between young people in the region and supporting youth activism across established ethnic divides, conducting dealing with the past and human rights advocacy, building the capacity of human rights and democracy activists, and conducting outreach to decision makers and media on a range of social policy, freedom of movement and human rights issues. YIHR has been engaged in facilitating dialogue between young people, civil society activists, and decision makers. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights was founded in 2003 by young people in the former-Yugoslavia to overcome the consequences of armed conflicts and inter-ethnic tensions. YIHR is also a member of a regional network active in Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Croatia, with offices in Pristina, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Presevo and Zagreb, with a broad network of local, regional and international partner organizations.

goals

YIHR’s work focuses on the processes of dealing with the past and the protection of human rights, strategically targeting young people to participate in and lead these processes. Contribution to the process of reconciliation in the Western Balkans region by educating young people about the conflicts that happened during the fall of Former Yugoslavia is one of the most important goal of our work. Facing with the facts related to the wars from the nineties and talking about the victim and responsibility has always been the focus of our activism within our society. YIHR works with journalists, students, civil society activist and young politicians to build capacity in the region to pursue a sustainable agenda for change.
type: other
country: Serbia
city: Belgrade

contact

Džordža Vašingtona 26/16
11000 Belgrade Serbia
tel: 00381638468906
e-mail: sofija@yihr.org
Contact: Sofija Todorović - Program Assistant
http://www.yihr.org/

Zagreb Jewish Film Festival Association

Festival of Tolerance is a cultural manifestation that advocates multicultural dialogue through all its segments (film program, Educational mornings, thematic exhibitions, (...)
Festival of Tolerance is a cultural manifestation that advocates multicultural dialogue through all its segments (film program, Educational mornings, thematic exhibitions, International Talent Workshop, literary evenings, music program), and educates about the Holocaust, tolerance and shared values considering them to be the foundation for a happy coexistence in ethnically and religiously different environments. All of the segments are of highly educational value.Our organization is committed to the subject of the Holocaust and tolerance. It is aimed at all generations, especially school children, through various lectures, workshops and thematic exhibitions. Its main goal is to educate about the Holocaust and to promote tolerance and understanding, locally and regionally. Festival of Tolerance grew from Zagreb Jewish Film Festival.

goals

The Association´s overall objective is to enhance capacity of civil society in the process of implementation of non-discrimination and equal opportunities policy and increase efforts in fight against discrimination, exclusion and prejudice. The integration of minorities through communal, educational and social programs, which may help them express their ethnic identity, is also one of the practical aims of the Project. Specific objectives of the Project (in bullet points) and demonstrated need for the project are: • to educate about the Holocaust and to promote tolerance and understanding, to encourage multicultural surrounding of various cultures within all age groups and to emphasize the injustice, so that the period from 1933 to 1945, as well as any other similar period in European and world history that has resembled it, would never happen again (in the world of growing right-wing extremism, our goal is to point out the dangers that can come out of these tendencies and to develop the social awareness about the need to nourish democratic values, respect for all individuals, acceptance of different opinions and ways of life). • to grow stronger as a public platform for the education about the Holocaust. • to enrich the cultural offer by thematic art exhibitions and educational content closely related to the Festival, in Zagreb and Rijeka/Croatia and Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina • to encourage voluntary work and to promote and develop solidarity among generations.

country: Croatia
city: Zagreb

contact

Junija Palmotica 34
10000 Zagreb Croatia
tel: 38514813658
e-mail: info@jff-zagreb.hr
Contact: Natasa Popovic
www.jff-zagreb.hr

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