The seventh and last APPEACE meeting was organized in Montegridolfo on the occasion of the local event called “THE LIBERATED MONTEGRIDOLFO”, a territorial performance reminiscent of the breakthrough of the gothic line. The event lasting 15 days commemorated the important historical moment through a series of thematic activities.
Among the others, the programme proposed visits to the German defences (bunker stations, etc.), the “Kommandantur” and the English camp, showing of the film “From the Metauro to the Foglia River” from “A. Gaffarelli ” archive and the opening of “A. Gaffarelli” archive with a brief presentation by A. Agnoletti and D. Diotallevi.
The event was opened on 1st June 2016 at European Parliament where the APPEACE delegation was a guest of Mr. Joseph-Maria Terricabras, Spanish (Catalan) MEP. This was a special opportunity, as all participants could talk with him for an hour on the strengths and the weaknesses of Europe and its parliament.
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.