The sharepoint for young debates on history and identity

EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017

October 6 – 10, Berlin

RE:MEMBER EUROPE

Europe is changing. Economic crises, mass migrations and the rise of populist movements put Europe to the test. How does the next generation of Europeans confront the challenges that are reshaping our world? And how can a critical dealing with history help to protect a peaceful future of Europe?

Join the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017 »Re:member Europe«!

In October 2017, you can travel to Berlin as one of 100 young Europeans and discuss your shared European history, present and future in one of six parallel workshops. Together with experts from the fields of academia, journalism, education and arts you will explore, analyse, discuss and stage different historical topics and their relevance for a changing Europe today. The results of your workshops will be presented in a public closing event on October 9 at the cultural centre RADIALSYSTEM V in Berlin.

Who?

100 EUSTORY prize winners and alumni between 16 and 25 years from more than 20 European countries

When?

October 6 – 10, 2017

Where?

RADIALSYSTEM V in Berlin

Why?

Empower young Europeans to understand their shared history in order to shape a peaceful European future

What?

Oct. 6

Arrival and Opening Event

Oct. 7 – 9

Workshops

Oct. 9

Closing Event

Oct. 10

Departure

Initiated by

In cooperation with

Choose your Workshop Topic!

1

Analysing Populism

Against Radicalisation in Contemporary Europe

Deal with the current wave of political radicalisation in Europe and engage in a critical media monitoring project.

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Media analysis and political education

1 Analysing Populism

Against Radicalisation in Contemporary Europe

In 2017, right-wing populism is omnipresent in Europe. Together with its language of fear and intolerance it poses one of the most pressing challenges for public and political life in the EU and beyond. But how exactly does populism come along in public debate and the media? What does it have to do with history? And what possible responses to its radical language may we provide?

The workshop deals with the current wave of political radicalisation in Europe and aims at bridging the gap between political education and critical media analysis. Before you meet in Berlin, you will carry out research into radical language in the media of your home country and share your findings with the other participants on the History Campus platform. During the Summit you will analyse the collected data together with international scholars and journalists and discuss the issue of contemporary crisis of liberal democracy. You will also tackle questions important for the European future: In which ways do populists use national visions of the past for their aims? How should we deal with media formats which are involved in the dissemination of radical ideas? And how can we face up to the threats of populist ideas and ploys in the future?

If you want to understand the roots and present dimensions of populism, learn practical skills of media analysis and challenge populist rhetoric and politics, join this workshop!

Image Credits: Körber-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer

Partner: Kultura Liberalna, Warsaw
Workshop leaders: Dr. Karolina Wigura, sociologist and head of the European Observatory of Public Debate, Izabela Mrzygłod, historian, and Łukasz Bertram, sociologist

Kultura Liberalna is a  centrist, liberal media organisation formed around the leading Polish online weekly, featuring articles, commentary and debate. Kultura Liberalna’s Public Debate Observatory is a research centre which purpose is to collect and analyse cases of radicalisation in the public debate.

Further Information: http://liberalculture.org

15-20 Participants

2

Legacies of the Russian Revolution

Explore the Revolutionary Heritage of Europe

Deepen your historical knowledge on the revolutionary heritage of Europe and look for traces and meanings of the Russian Revolution today.

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Historical research project

2 Legacies of the Russian Revolution

Explore the Revolutionary Heritage of Europe

In 2017, the Russian Revolution comes to its centenary and many spotlights all over Europe are set on its remembrance. The movement aimed at renewing the Russian society, but gained importance far beyond. What impact did the revolution of 1917 have in your country? And how do the legacies of the Russian Revolution affect you as a young European today?

Prior to the Summit, you will search for visible and covered traces of the Russian Revolution in your society and discuss your findings with the other participants on the History Campus platform. During the workshop in Berlin, you will deepen your historical knowledge on the topic, speak with experts and shed light on the many facets of the Russian Revolution. Important questions are on the agenda: What impacts does the revolutionary heritage of Europe have on our lives today? And which conclusions can we draw for the future of political visions for change in Europe?

Find your answers by signing up for the workshop of MEMORIAL Society Moscow!

Image Credits: unknown; photo retake by George Shuklin/State museum of political history of Russia, via Wikimedia Commons

Partner: MEMORIAL Society Moscow
Workshop leaders: Natalia Kolyagina, program coordinator at MEMORIAL, Dmitry Kokorin, development director at MEMORIAL, and Michael Kaluzhsky, playwright and journalist

MEMORIAL is an international NGO operating in the field of history and human rights. It was founded in 1989 within the movement of perestroika and focuses on recording and publicising the Soviet Union’s totalitarian past as well as monitoring human rights in Russia and other post-Soviet states. Since 1999, MEMORIAL hosts a Russian history competition within the EUSTORY network.

Further Information: http://www.memo.ru/en-us

15-20 Participants

3

Resist Violence

An Artistic Journey through Past and Present Europe

Set out for an artistic journey to explore different faces and shapes of violence in Europe and open up alternative ways of conflict resolution for the future.

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Performance and music

3 Resist Violence

An Artistic Journey through Past and Present Europe

Populist nationalisms, resentments, hate and violence: The future of Europe appears fragile and precarious. But are you personally affected by this harsh climate of crisis? Were you ever faced with experiences of strong force in your everyday life or around you? And how can we spot the roots of violence in order to resist it in the future?

The workshop wants to induce your ideas and reflections on the subject of virulent force and violence in the history and present of Europe. In the preparation phase you will create written documents on different forms of applied, mediated, governmental and structural violence from your personal experience or near surroundings. During the Summit you will express your findings by means of music, acting, lectures, movement and other media to create an artistic performance on faces and shapes of force and violence, which you will perform during the final event on October 9th.

Be creative! Bring in your own artistic talents and become part of this fascinating journey bridging the past and present of Europe.

Image Credits: Körber-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer

Partner: Marc Sinan Company, Berlin
Workshop leaders: Marc Sinan, composer and guitarist, Holger Kuhla, dramaturge, and Elmira Bahrami, actress, musician and director

The Marc Sinan Company produces musical projects linking different media, cultures and genres. Its concert performances have been honoured with several awards and the ensemble is a familiar face at prestigious venues and festivals on the international stage. Marc Sinan himself is an award-winning composer and guitar player with roots in Germany, Turkey and Armenia.

Further Information: http://marcsinan.com/en

15-20 Participants

4

Europe on Display

Build your House of European History

Take part in the challenging process of building a museum of Europe’s past and understand how history and politics are intertwined.

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Museum education and politics of memory

4 Europe on Display

Build your House of European History

How does Europe’s diverse past fit into one single museum and which are the main processes and phenomena that have united and divided Europeans through time? How does memory shape different visions of the past? And what can history tell us when we look ahead?

Questions like these were challenges the staff of the new House of European History in Brussels had to face before they could open its doors to the public in May 2017. The museum is a project of the European Parliament and invites people to engage in the public conversation about Europe’s past and its implications for the present and the future.

Guided by members of the museum’s education team, you will reflect on the origins and development of the House of European History in Brussels by creating a papercut animation of your own museum. You will identify and articulate, conceptually and visually, important topics and objects in order to produce one narrative of the large and complex history of Europe.

Are you fascinated about museums and want to delve into the roots of European integration? If you also have a soft spot for technical and aesthetic challenges such as scenography, choices of perspective and storytelling, this is the workshop you should join!

Image Credits: European Union, 2018
Architecte Michel Polak 1935 – Architectes Chaix & Morel 2000

Partner: House of European History, Brussels
Workshop leaders: Blandine Smilansky and Laure Goemans, members of the House of European History education team

The House of European History in Brussels is a place to debate, question and reflect on Europe’s history. It was initiated by the European Parliament and opened its doors in May 2017. It aims at creating a reservoir of European memory in order to understand the shared past and diverse experiences of European people.

Further Information: https://historia-europa.ep.eu/en

15-20 Participants

5

Childhood Stories of Forced Migration

Politically Shaped Biographies on Stage

Find out how experiences of persecution, escape and internment shape the identities of children and bring historical biographies to life on stage.

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Biographical theatre workshop

5 Childhood Stories of Forced Migration

Politically Shaped Biographies on Stage

Europe can tell many stories of persecution, escape and internment – in the present and in the past. But imagine what would happen if a boy who was deported and interned by the Nazis, met a young refugee arriving in Europe in search of a better life today: What might they tell each other about their experiences? Would they report on similar strategies to deal with their fates?

The workshop will link past and present biographies of children who were persecuted, interned in camps and forced to migrate and asks how their identities were shaped by their personal histories. Before you meet in Berlin, you will search for childhood stories of forced migration near your home or in your family. One reference point of your research will be the diary of János Reisz, who survived Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as a Jewish boy in 1945 and was forced to migrate several times. During the Summit you will develop an artistic stage performance based on your findings which you will present during the final event on October 9th.

Bring historical biographies to life and be part of an intense theatre workshop with the team of Vajswerk!

Image Credits: Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen
Vajswerk e.V./Jeele Johannsen

Partner: Vajswerk Recherchetheater Berlin
Workshop leaders: Christian Tietz, historian and director, and Charles Toulouse, actor and theatre educator

Vajswerk is an artistic ensemble from Berlin. In a dialogue between scholarship and art, it forms ensembles to conduct biographical research and present it on stage. In a working process lasting several months, they produce theatrical presentations incorporating multiple perspectives, illuminating historical and political contexts.

Further Information: http://vajswerk.de/about-vajswerk

15-20 Participants

6

Fake or Real?

The Media in the Era of Post Truth

Learn how to navigate through the news in the era of ›post truth‹ and train to critically approach past and present ›fake news‹.

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Develop a toolkit against ›fake news‹

6 Fake or Real?

The Media in the Era of Post Truth

Be honest with yourself: How often do you check the sources of a news item or question the motives of the author before sharing it? Can you actually differentiate between ›fake news‹ and ›facts‹? And what does this blurring of reality mean for the ways we use the media in our everyday life?

In the face of current political shifts to the right in several EU-states and the challenges posed by mass refugee movements, ›fake news‹ and ›alternative facts‹ are ›trending‹ terms today. But using false evidence as a political weapon is no new phenomenon and we can find similar patterns repeatedly in history. What is new though, are the endless opportunities of ›liking‹ and ›sharing‹ content online.

As a preparation for the workshop, you will search for recent examples of ›fake news‹ in your home countries. During the Summit you will contrast your findings with historical examples of propaganda based on lies and work with experts from the media and organisations engaged in fighting ›fake news‹. The workshop wants to open paths to critically approach the phenomenon: As a team you will develop a multi-media toolkit for young Europeans to navigate through the news in the era of ›post truth‹.

So sign up, if you are interested in finding out the ›truth‹ about ›fake news‹!

»Is the story real or not, that is a different question. This is how people feel.«
True Finns Party’s communications manager Matti Putkonen, 12 October 2016

Image Credits: Körber-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer
Körber-Stiftung/David Ausserhofer

Partner: Editors Group of the History Campus
Workshop leaders: Tina Gotthardt, historian

Tina Gotthardt is a historian and experienced youth educator from Germany. She supervises the Editors’ Program of the History Campus platform, a sharepoint of young debate on history and identity run by the Körber Foundation.

Further Information: http://www.historycampus.org

15-20 Participants

Venue

RADIALSYSTEM V – Space for Arts and Ideas

Berlin, Germany

Holzmarktstr. 33 | 10243 Berlin | www.radialsystem.de

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Applications are closed

The application phase for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017 ended.

Participation in the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017 is restricted to prize winners and alumni of the Eustory Network and its partners.

Applications can only be submitted using the online form provided here during the application periods.

 

The Körber Foundation will cover most costs of the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017. The organizers will provide accommodation and catering for all participants in Berlin and will manage and pay for international travels. Participants may only be asked to cover a share of some national transport costs. For more information, please see the Terms and Conditions of the Summit.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Summit team at: eustory@koerber-stiftung.de

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Terms and Conditions

General remarks

It is very important that you carefully check in advance that you really will be able to take part in the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017. The event might interfere with school or university schedules. Should you require assistance to obtain a leave from school or university, you may ask the Summit team (eustory@koerber-stiftung.de) to issue a respective request to the principal of your school or university. Applicants who have not reached the age of 18 at the time of the Summit may only apply with the legal consent of a parent or legal guardian: The signed »Declaration of Consent for the Participation of Minors« must be submitted online during the application process.

Costs and travel organisation

Participation in the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017 is free of charge. If you are selected and confirmed as a participant, the Summit team will organise and cover the costs of your accommodation in Berlin and catering from October 6 – 10, 2017. If you are living in Germany, the organisers cannot cover for your travel costs, although no-one will be excluded for financial reasons. Please arrange your journey to and from Berlin individually, taking cheap train or coach tickets into account. If you are living in another European country, the Summit team will contact you to arrange together with you the details of your itinerary to and from Berlin. The organisers will book and cover for the costs of your travel between your nearest national airport/train station with a direct connection to Berlin and the Summit location only. Individual arrangements are possible to secure that all accepted participants will be able to attend the event.

Visa

If you require a visa for Germany, make sure to apply for it as soon as possible. The Körber Foundation will cover the cost for your visa. Should you require assistance, please contact the Summit team (eustory@koerber-stiftung.de).

Accommodation and catering

Participants are usually sharing rooms with two or three people of other nationalities. For the whole event, safety and security are top priorities. The Summit team supervises the participants during the day and stays with the group over night. However, there are no security checks during the night.

Insurance

The Körber Foundation will book and cover medical travel insurance for all non-German participants of the Summit. Additionally, we recommend all participants to organise insurances like liability protection, casualty insurance and theft liability waiver for your luggage individually.

No legal right to participation

Unfortunately, it will not be possible to invite all applicants. Even after an invitation has been issued it may occur that a workshop has to be cancelled due to illness or a force majeure. Due to restrictions of the number of participants, it is not always possible to offer the workshop of first priority.

Withdrawal from participation

Pedagogical projects like the EUSTORY Summit are expensive (honoraria, preparation, travel costs, lodging, meals etc.) and costs do arise even when a participant withdraws. Therefore, the following rule is applied: after having received an invitation for the Summit, the invited candidate can decline within one week. In case the withdrawal is announced at a later stage, the organisers will try to find another participant. In case nobody can be found, the organisers reserve the right to charge a withdrawal fee (25 Euro per Summit day). This does, of course, not refer to cases of illness confirmed by a doctor’s certificate.

Rules and regulations during the Summit

Due to reasons of liability and with respect to minors, smoking and the consumption of alcohol are prohibited. For reasons of liability and responsibility on the part of the team members, it will only be possible for minors to separate from the »main group« in smaller units of at least three people. Participants who disturb, boycott the program, or disregard the instructions of the seminar team, may be excluded from the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017. The participant may be charged with any extra costs.

Any more questions? Please check the FAQ section below!

How to apply for the Summit…

Step 1

Read the Summit brochure carefully. Be aware that in the run-up to the Summit you need about 3-4 weeks of preparation time on the History Campus platform.

Step 2

If you are under 18 years, please print the »Declaration of Consent«. Ask your parents to complete and sign it and prepare a scan for a later upload.

Step 3

Start your online application on www.historycampus.org/summit2017 and fill in the form carefully. Since you have to give detailed information and write longer texts, make sure you allow enough time for your application.

Step 4

Choose as many workshops of interest as possible during the application process. Keep in mind that you will attend your workshop during the whole time of the event.

Step 5

In cooperation with the workshop partners, the Summit team will select the best fitting candidates. Not only the prize category and language proficiency are important, your personality and motivation count just as much!

Step 6

Within two weeks you will be notified via email whether your application was successful or not. If you have been selected, you then have to confirm or withdraw your participation within one week. The Summit team is looking forward to your application!

FAQs

From October 6-10, 2017 the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017 »Re:member Europe« will bring together 100 young Europeans in the cultural centre Radialsystem V in Berlin to discuss their shared European history, present and future. The participants will work on different European topics in six parallel workshops organised in cooperation with partners from the fields of academia, arts, politics, media and education.

All interested prize winners and alumni from the history competitions organised in the EUSTORY network aged between 16 and 25 years are invited to apply for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017 in Berlin.

In cooperation with the workshop partners, the Summit team will select the best fitting candidates. Not only the prize category and language proficiency are important. Your personality and motivation count just as much!

Read the Summit brochure carefully and be aware that you need about 4-5 weeks preparation time in the run-up to the Summit. If you are less than 18 years at the time of the event, please print the “Declaration of Consent for the Participation of Minors” enclosed at the end the brochure and ask your parents to complete and sign it. You will need to upload a scan of the signed document during the application process online. Visit www.historycampus.org/summit2017 and click on the “Apply”-button (application starts from May 31). Carefully fill in the application form. Since you will be required to provide some detailed information and write longer texts on your motivation, make sure you allow enough time for the application process. Choose as many workshops of interest as possible and keep in mind that you will attend your workshop during the whole time of the event. In the end you will only participate in one of the workshops though, since they will take place simultaneously throughout the whole Summit. If you have been selected, you will receive an email confirming your successful application within two weeks. You then have to confirm or withdraw your participation within one week. In case of technical problems, please contact eustory@koerber-stiftung.de.

After you bindingly confirmed your participation in the Summit, your attendance is obligatory. Since we cover the costs of the organisation of the Summit, your accommodation and catering as well as international travels, you are counted in for the programme. A later declination is only possible in specific circumstances.

Your specific workshop leader will get in touch with you in advance of the Summit (around July/August). Together with the other participants and your workshop team you will communicate regularly in your closed group on the History Campus platform (www.historycampus.org). You will be asked to work on selected materials on your workshop topic, conduct research in your home country or to bring other materials or equipment to Berlin in October.

Participation in the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017 in Berlin is free of charge. If you are selected and confirmed as a participant, the organisers will cover the costs of your accommodation in Berlin and catering from October 6-10, 2017. You will be accommodated in a gender-segregated shared room in a hostel in Berlin together with the other participants. In the hostel and at the location of the Summit, you will be supplied with breakfast, lunch, supper and drinks. If you are living in Germany, the organisers do not cover your travel costs. Please arrange your journey to and from Berlin individually. If you are living in another European country, we will book and cover your travel between your nearest national airport or train station with a direct connection to Berlin and the Summit location. Please arrange your journey to and from this point individually.

The EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017 is an event organised for award winners and alumni of the EUSTORY network and participation is reserved for them. The Summit will be framed by a public opening event on October 6 and a closing event presenting the results of the workshops on October 9. Please contact the cultural centre Radialsystem V directly to check for available tickets.

Yes, almost the entire building of Radialsystem V is barrier-free. If you need special assistance during the Summit or on your journey to and from Berlin, please specify your needs in during the online application process.

Yes, if your application was successful, you will have the opportunity to specify your dietary needs during the confirmation process and the Summit team will respect them in the planning of the catering. If this is not possible, we will get in touch and find a solution for you!

All pictures, videos, audios and other material recorded or produced during the Summit can be used by the Körber Foundation and her cooperation partners for documentation and non-commercial purposes after the event.

The organisers will book and cover medical travel insurance for all non-German participants of the Summit. Additionally, we recommend all participants to organise insurances like liability protection, casualty insurance and theft liability waiver for your luggage individually.

Since the national history competitions organised in the EUSTORY Network celebrate their award ceremonies at different dates throughout the year, some prize winners will be invited to apply for the EUSTORY Next Generation Summit 2017 earlier or later than you and will therefore submit their applications during a different application period.

If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Summit team at: eustory@koerber-stiftung.de