European Remembrance

    1st Symposium of European Institutions Dealing with 20th-Century History

    14-15 September 2012, Gdańsk

    The symposium inaugurated a cycle of annual international meetings of scholars and representatives of institutions dedicated to the study and promotion of 20th century history, with a particular focus on dictatorships.

    The goal of the annual meetings is to exchange experiences and establish methods and forms of cooperation between institutions from different countries.

    Programme

    Symposium / Gdańsk 2012

    14/09/2012 Friday

    9:30
    Opening
    Arthur's Court
    Basil Kerski, Director of European Solidarity Centre
    Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of the City of Gdansk
    Rafal Rogulski, Director of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity Secretariat
    Anna Kaminsky, Federal Foundation for Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship Director
    Markus Meckel, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, MP a.D., European Network Remembrance and Solidarity Advisory Board
    10:30
    Debate: Does European Culture of Memory Exists?
    Łukasz Kamiński, President of the Institute of National Remembrance
    Markus Meckel, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, MP a.D., European Network Remembrance and Solidarity Advisory Board
    Georges Mink, Director of Studies at College of Europe
    Luigi Spinola, Journalist, Radio3Mondo and Euronews
    Stefan Troebst, Deputy Director of Centre for History and Culture of Eastern Europe, Leipzig
    Robert Żurek, Deputy Director of the Center for Historical Research, Polish Academy of Sciences in Berlin

    Moderator: Basil Kerski, Director of European Solidarity Centre
    12:30
    Walk to the City Hall
    13:00
    Lunch
    The Great Weta Hall
    14:30
    Tour of the under construction seat of European Solidarity Centre
    Gdańsk Shipyard
    Presentation of the permanent exhibition of the European Solidarity Centre and concept of the Museum of the Second World War

    Paweł Machcewicz, Director of Museum of the Second World War
    Basil Kerski, Director of European Solidarity Centre
    16:00
    Boat trip to Westerplatte
    Westerplatte
    19:00
    Dinner
    Baltic Philharmonic

    15/09/2012 Saturday

    9:30
    Debate: Parties to the European culture of memory: institutions, organizations, their projects and results
    Gdansk Shipyards, BHP Hall
    Zbigniew Gluza, Director of Karta Center Foundation
    Anna Kaminsky, Federal Foundation for Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship Director
    Maria Palasik, Head of Research Department at Historical Historical Archives of the Hungarian State Security
    Peter Jasek, Researcher at the Slovak Institute for National Remembrance
    Rudiger Sielaff, Director of BStU - Frankfurt (Oder) Offices
    Olaf Weissbach, Director of Robert Havemann Society

    Moderators: Basil Kerski, Director of European Solidarity Centre
    Rafal Rogulski, Director of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity Secretariat
    12:00
    Coffe break
    12:30
    Presentation of the Brussels's project House of European History
    Andrea Mork, Scientific coordinator at House of European History
    13:00
    Summary discussions
    Moderators: Jan Rydel, Chairman of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity Steering Committee
    Matthias Weber, German coordinator of European Network Remembrance and Solidarity
    14:00
    Lunch

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