The conference was opened on Thursday 7 April 2016 in the Museum of the City of Ústí nad Labem by the welcome speech of the Lady Mayor of the City – Ms Věra Nechybová and Mr Václav Houfek, the museum manager. The introductory part of the project also comprised the conclusion of the Cooperation Agreement between the Ústí museum and the National Liberation Museum in Maribor, since these two cities have many things in common in terms of history, and the cooperation between the museums will definitely be very fruitful.
From 18th to 20th of September it has been organized the 4th event of APPEACE project in Maribor (Slovenia).
The meeting has been organized by the Museum of National Liberation in Maribor in cooperation with the Drago Kobal Primary School, where the teacher Marjetka Berlič was chosen to manage the cooperation, and with the Prežihov Voranc Primary School, where project coordination was assumed by Natalija Carmona and Klavdija Šipuš.
The first day have been welcomed by the Mayor of La Jonquera and President of the MUME Consortium, Sònia Martínez, and the Director of MUME, Jordi Font.
The first part of the morning has been dedicated to the lectures focused on “The peace of the defeated: Francoist repression during the post-war and exile period” and “Memory policies in Catalonia. The cross-border example”, presented by Jordi Gaitx (Scientific Advisor to MUME and UdG) and David González (MUME Education Service).
The second part of the morning has been dedicated to Set-up and Teaching , including a guided tour to the Exile Memorial Museum and presentation of the MUME Education Service, before the “Sharing history” workshop to reflect on historical scenarios during the XX century wars.
The second event of the project was in Sandanski (Bulgaria) on 26th, 27th and 28th of March 2015, with tour to war memorials from the First and Second World War, the front of Rupel and Doiran in Greece, the Bulgarian cemetries in Novo selo, FYROM(Macedonia) and the Rojden monastry which has witnessed several wars.
The meeting was divided in two parts along the first and second days.
Come tutti gli incontri, è iniziato con un benvenuto del sindaco di Montescudo Elena Castellari e la presentazione, solo che a presentarsi sono città, diventate da oggi anche partner europei. Dalla chiesa della Pace di Trarivi a Montescudo, comune capofila del progetto, è così iniziato Appeace: war places / peace citizens, un programma di incontri tra 10 comuni – Montescudo, Montegridolfo e Gemmano in Italia, Sandanski (Bulgaria), Usti nad Labem (Repubblica Ceca), Kavala (Grecia), Sarajevo (Bosnia-Erzegovina), Ypres (Belgio), La Junquera (Spagna), Maribor (Slovenia) e l’istituto per la Storia della Resistenza e dell’Italia Contemporanea di Rimini. Il progetto, cofinanziato dall’Unione Europea, nasce con lo scopo di mettere in comune un passato di guerra, valorizzare i luoghi e i musei che li ricordano e costruire insieme una cittadinanza europea. E già un risultato è stato raggiunto: la Repubblica di San Marino, aderendo come partner associato, ha siglato la partecipazione al suo primo progetto europeo. Continue reading