The Journalist Natalia Konyashina interviewed participants of the workshop “Legacies of the Russian Revolution”, who have been uncovering the traces of the Russian Revolution during this Summit. Where do they still encounter traces of the revolution in their daily life today? And what did they learn during the intense work on the topic during the Summit? Find out the answers below!
Going to the synagogue three times a day, praying with a branch of a palm tree and eating kosher food. Orthodox Judaism demands many rules to be obeyed. Shahar from Israel, an orthodox Jew himself, explains how he managed to keep his lifestyle while attending the EUSTORY Summit:
This a very important experience. Normally, you are going through your daily life, go to university, learn many things about your field, but don’t learn about the people and how history is really made. So if we don’t talk to each other, it is like we are living in one world, but seperated. We need the effort to understand each other.Summit participant Elena from Spain
Driven by their passion for history more than 100 young Europeans made their way to Berlin, against all odds: storm Xavier devastated northern parts of Germany cutting of train connections to the German capital. Five participants told us why history is important to them. Anete Kalnina, Latvia Elvira Kinzhaeva, Russia Andreas Theys, Belgium Sarah Scott, Ireland Pauline Husemann, Germany
“I sensed a shared concern for maintaining European peace order and a commonly held aspiration to address the populism, nationalism, illiberalism, radicalism that we have in Europe”, said Franck Düvell after his talks with participants of the EUSTORY Summit in Berlin. Düvell, who does research and teaches at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society in Oxford, was one of the 30 experts and moderators supporting the summit. In his view, which he shared with the participants of the “Analysing Populism” Workshop, there is a misperception of the connection between the refugee “crisis” and the rise of populism in Europe. For Düvell, the arrival of 1.7 million refugees in the EU over two years did not cause, but trigger a crisis which was here before – and its deeper cause has to do with the “...[Read More]