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5th Networking Meeting with organisations active in the field of memory and remembrance - Tallinn - 4 - 6 May 2015


The event will be streamed live - follow the debates!

The discussions will focus on the question of whether a common European memory is a promise, an illusion or a challenge. We will discuss the relationship between national, regional and transnational frameworks of European memory and how they influence transnational forms of inclusive democratic citizenship. The geographical location and history of Estonia provide the opportunity to reflect not only on the region's experience of National Socialism, the Shoah, and Soviet Communism, but also on the challenge of including minorities within a common European remembrance.

Follow us online: web streaming link (available from the 4th May 2015 17:30)


Monday 4 May

17.30     Official opening at the Estonian Museum of Occupations

•             Hannes Rumm - Head of European Commission Representation in Estonia

•             Toomas Hendrik Ilves - President of Estonia


18.00     Keynote: A Common History for Modern Europe: A Proposal

Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow of the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna


19.00     Roundtable with Timothy Snyder and President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Mart Laar moderated by Andres Kasekamp, University of Tartu


Tuesday 5 May


09.30     Introduction

Pavel Tychtl, European Commission


09.45-11.00        Panel Discussion

National, regional and transnational frameworks of memory: towards a European culture of remembrance

Moderator: Pavel Tychtl, European Commission

•             Ross Wilson, Chichester University

•             Eva Hoffman, University of Kingston, London

•             Jordi Guixé Corominas, University of Barcelona, European Observatory on Memories


11.30-13.00        Panel Discussion

Citizenship and solidarity in Europe: including minorities into a common European remembrance

Moderator: Marija Golubeva, Providus

•             Jonathan Even-Zohar, Euroclio

•             Lana Jurko, Network of Education Policy Centers

•             Marianna Drozdova, Tallinn University


13.00-13.15        Introduction to the memorial site by Toomas Hiio, Estonian Institute of Historical Memory


Wednesday 6 May


09.00-10.00        Europe for Citizens workshop

Practical workshop on how to prepare and submit projects under the Europe for Citizens Programme, Europe for Citizens Contact Point Estonia, Kadri Sikk


10.00-12.00        Workshop

Integrating national history and memory into European memory, Mariann Rikka, Unitas Foundation


13.00-14.30        Panel discussion

Coming to terms with the past: European memory conflicts and sense of democratic citizenship

Moderator: Siobhan Kattago, Tallinn University

•             Aline Sierp, Maastricht University

•             Markus J. Prutsch, European Parliament

•             Jan Rydel, European Network Remembrance and Solidarity