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Trialogue series: “Who Is Responsible for Democracy?”

Trialogue series: “Who Is Responsible for Democracy?”

Liberal democracies offer their citizens a level of prosperity unlike any other political system. Nevertheless, democracy is increasingly being viewed critically in its day-to-day practice. It is high time to discuss how business, politics, civil society and science can interact sustainably and work together in the long term. The HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Governance Platform and the EVZ Foundation are therefore launching the trialogue series: “Who Is Responsible for Democracy?”. The first trialogue on the topic “Democracy and a Market Economy: Strong Only Together?” will take place in Berlin on 17 September 2018.
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Exhibition “The power of emotion” for pre-order

Exhibition “The power of emotion” for pre-order

In 2019, numerous anniversaries will be encouraging us to look at the history of democracy and dictatorship in Germany. For this reason, together with the Bundesstiftung zur Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur, the EVZ Foundation has developed the exhibition “The Power of Emotion. Germany 19/19”, several thousand copies of which will be available nationwide in 2019 for schools and non-formal education. The exhibition is the ideal medium for promoting the historical awareness of contemporary challenges in public places. The 22-page comprehensive exhibition can be pre-ordered as a poster set.
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EVZ goes NECE

EVZ goes NECE

From 6 to 9 September 2018 at the NECE (Networking European Citizenship Education) conference, the EVZ Foundation presented online educational materials designed to help combat discrimination – Storiesthatmove.org. The event “Brave New Worlds?! The Future of Democracy and Citizenship Education” provided a platform for developing strategies for actively promoting human rights, democracy and rule of law. more

Funding news

International youth exchange: project meetings and conference

International youth exchange: project meetings and conference

This year's #MEETUP2018 event took place in Kiev from 12 to 15 September 2018. The programme included creative workshops, working groups and workshops for getting to know each other, networking and developing new ideas for the German-Ukrainian exchange. The round table involved discussions of perspectives and challenges for German-Ukrainian youth encounters; the MEET UP! talk showcased important moments of the programme. The first EUROPEANS FOR PEACE “Right here, right now: Human rights!” youth conference will be held in Berlin from 9 to 12 November 2018.
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Book presentation: “Nazi Forced Labour in Serbia”

Book presentation: “Nazi Forced Labour in Serbia”

On 27 September 2018, the anthology “Nazi Forced Labour in Serbia. Officials, Beneficiaries and Consequences of Forced Labour 1941-1944” will be presented at the Nazi Forced Labour Documentation Centre. The publication, published in Serbian, English and German, is the result of a project funded by the EVZ Foundation between 2017 and 2018 designed to reduce existing research gaps on Nazi forced labour in Serbia.
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Film: ten years of “Dialogue Forum”

Film: ten years of “Dialogue Forum”

In the “Dialogue Forum” funding programme, the executive programme sponsor in Belarus “MOOV” (International Social Association “Understanding”) has had a film produced on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the funding programme. It was first shown at the symposium on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the burning of Khatyn, Belarus. The 15-minute film, currently being subtitled, is presently available in Russian. To the film

Guest performances in Moscow: documentary play “67/817”

Guest performances in Moscow: documentary play “67/817”

The siege of Leningrad by the German Wehrmacht lasted 817 days. In the documentary play “67/817”, Russian and German actors appeared on stage together, showing 67 scenic fragments about the blockade. The ensembles of “Drama Panorama” (Berlin) and “Teatr Pokoleniy” (St. Petersburg) performed to sold-out audiences in Moscow. The performances were supplemented by a panel discussion on historical narratives in Russia and Germany with historians from both countries.
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Final week of youth debate competition “Jugend debattiert international”

Final week of youth debate competition “Jugend debattiert international”

From 16 to 21 September, the final week of the 12th “Jugend debattiert international” competition will take place in Bratislava. Twenty-four young people from twelve countries will compete against each other during the final week to earn one of the four spots in the final. The final debate on 20 September will be broadcast via live stream starting at 11:30 am. The patron of this year's final week will be Andrej Kiska, President of the Slovak Republic.
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Presentation: Working with Descendants of Nazi Victims

Presentation: Working with Descendants of Nazi Victims

In April, two working groups met on the topics of “political education work” and “psychosocial issues” in the context of the work of and with descendants of victims of Nazi persecution. The results will be presented at a final event for the public in Cologne on 11 October 2018. The participants, international experts from research and practice, will discuss the possibilities of cooperation and provide new impulses for research and social discourse.
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BarCamp YOUR HISTORY

BarCamp YOUR HISTORY

On 30 November and 1 December 2018, the BarCamp yOUR HISTORY will take place in Berlin. The event will provide a platform for all those working on the topic of “migration and the culture of remembrance” to exchange ideas. The aim is to network the actors in the field, learn from each other and develop new ideas. The event is being organised jointly by the EVZ Foundation and the Kooperative Berlin.
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Exhibitions

Exhibition on LGBTQI rights in Ukraine

Exhibition on LGBTQI rights in Ukraine

The exhibition “We were here” has been open to the public in Kiev since 30 August. Photographer Anton Shebetka shows video installations and photos of LGBTQI involved in the Ukrainian ATO (anti-terrorist operation). The exhibition, an artistic attempt to discuss the concepts of modern heroism, shows that LGBTQI are an integral part of Ukrainian society.
“We were here”: 30 August to 7 October 2018, 10 am to 8 pm.
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Special exhibition “Racism. The Invention of Human Races”

Special exhibition “Racism. The Invention of Human Races”

Scheduled to run until the beginning of 2019, the exhibition deals with the inhuman ideology of racism, shedding light on the scientific methods by which people have been divided into “races”. In parallel to the exhibition, a conference will be held from 17 to 19 September 2018 on the theme “The New Centre? Right-Wing Ideology and Movements in Europe”. It will analyse the broad spectrum of right-wing movements that are currently acting counter to the liberal democracy of the Federal Republic of Germany.
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Anne Frank's stepsister opens exhibition

Anne Frank's stepsister opens exhibition

Eva Schloss, Anne Frank's stepsister, has dedicated her life to the memory of the Holocaust and her famous stepsister, as well as to conversations with children and young people. She has written several books about her survival in Auschwitz and her life afterwards. In November 2018, the over 90-year-old from Great Britain will come to Berlin to open the new permanent exhibition of the Anne Frank Centre at Rosenthaler Strasse 39 (photo: Anne Frank House, photographer: Cris Toala Olivares).
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Publications

CD released: "The Second Generation’s Stories"

CD released: "The Second Generation’s Stories"

In very personal interviews, six prominent sons and daughters of Holocaust survivors tell about their lives as “second generation” children. Cilly Kugelmann, Gila Lustiger, Alice Brauner, Josef Schuster, Peter Kahane and André Herzberg candidly describe their personal journey to Jewish identity in Germany today. The stories, as diverse as the different family biographies, are embedded in comments on political and social developments in East and West Germany after 1945. The series has been produced with support by the EVZ Foundation together with the Körber Foundation and can be purchased through the Paul Lazarus Foundation.
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Publications on anti-Semitism and antigypsyism in Central and Eastern Europe

Publications on anti-Semitism and antigypsyism in Central and Eastern Europe

Since 2017, there have been reports compiled in Lithuania, Poland, the Czech Republic, Ukraine and Hungary on anti-Semitism and antigypsyism. The publications analyse existing research data, evaluate project experiences and provide country-specific recommendations for action in the fight against anti-Semitism and antigypsyism. The results of nationwide workshops have been incorporated into the reports. The publications are available in the national languages and as English summaries.
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Online: Biography of Ernst Weiss, survivor of Nazi “euthanasia”

Online: Biography of Ernst Weiss, survivor of Nazi “euthanasia”

Ernst Weiss is one of the few people who escaped transport to a gassing facility after being transferred to an interim facility. Having survived the so-called “Aktion T4” programme, he lived and worked as a painter at the Zieglersche Anstalten, a network of charitable service providers in Baden-Württemberg, until his death in 2009. With the support of the EVZ Foundation, it was possible to research and write his biography and make it accessible to the public.
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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

Calls for international youth encounters starting in October

Calls for international youth encounters starting in October

On 1 October 2018, MEET UP!, the German-Ukrainian exchange programme of the EVZ Foundation, will enter a new round of invitations for proposals. The programme supports German-Ukrainian and German-Ukrainian-Russian youth encounters, aiming to intensify relations with Ukraine and to strengthen young people from the participating countries in their civic commitment to international understanding. The application deadline is 2 December 2018.
On 15 October 2018, the new call for proposals for EUROPEANS FOR PEACE projects will also be launched.
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Migration and culture of remembrance

Migration and culture of remembrance

The EVZ Foundation is inviting proposals aimed at project funding for training multipliers and developing innovative information services in institutions of historical education. The purpose of the funding is to empower people with and without migration experience to become involved in the field of historical and political education and to contribute their own perspectives to the discussion. The multipliers must be qualified in terms of content and didactics, able to develop their own workshop offers and work with visitor groups.
The application deadline is 10 January 2019.
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