The theme of the project is the role of war sites in the formation of active European citizenship for peace.
The 11 partners are cities, associations and museums of 8 different countries , all wounded by war theatres in Europe in the 20th Century: the Balkan Wars (1912-1913), First World War (1914-1918), Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), World War II (1939-1945), Yugoslav Civil War (1991-2001).
Municipality of Gemmano (Italy)
Municipality of Montegridolfo and Museo della Linea dei Goti (Italia)
Municipality of Montescudo e Museo della Linea Gotica Orientale / Chiesa della Pace (Italia)
Municipality of Sandanski (Bulgaria)
Municipality of Usti nad Labem (Repubblica Ceca)
Dimofelia and Municipality of Kavala (Grecia)
Snaga Mladih / Youth Power, Mostar (Bosnia-Erzegovina)
In Flander Field Museum and Municipality of Ypres (Belgio)
Istituto per la Storia della Resistenza e dell’Italia Contemporanea Provincia di Rimini (Italy)
Museu Memorial de l’Exili and Municipality of La Junquera (Spagna)
National Liberation Museum and Municipality of Maribor (Slovenia)
Centro di Ricerca sull’Emigrazione – Museo dell’Emigrante del Dipartimento Studi Storici dell’Università degli Studi della Repubblica di San Marino (San Marino)
The partners belong to nations that have fought in these wars directly, nations that have attacked and other nations that were attacked, nations torn by civil wars.
The aim of the project
The aim of the project is to create a European network of places of war for peace in order to:
- Promote Peace
- Educate an Active European Citizenship for Peace
- Influence actively the Agenda of the European Union, encouraging and supporting its political role of peacemaker in conflicts
- Supporting the citizens in the understanding of European history and the search for common values
The 7 events, lasting three days each, are structured along 3 areas of exchange and sharing.
The project includes five focuses on the wars fought in Europe in the twentieth century: a) the Balkan Wars (1912-1913); b) First World War (1914-1918); c) Spanish Civil War (1936-1939); d) World War II (1939-1945); e) Yugoslav Civil War (1991-2001).
The nations involved in the project were at different times oppressors and / or victims. The project will test methods to facilitate the construction of a common European historical reading on these five wars. Every war will be specifically addressed in one or more events according to the scenarios to visit.
Reaching Peace in a place of war
The partners have identified 5 key themes to exchange ideas, methods and best practices in order to support and qualify the performance of each partner in the optic of the European network: laboratory didactics; audiovisual story; preparation of findings and materials; charm of places; reeanactment of events.
Belonging to Europe
Develop institutional contacts between partners and between them and the local, regional, national and european actors through encounters (round tables, meetings, multilateral encounters), appointments (scheduling key dates in Europe), resources (funding, human resources, skills, promotion).
Development of involvement of citizens and target group promoting and organizing shared-activity (workshops, visits, video-forums), collateral artistic activities (performances, theatre, music), local, national and european media partners.
The result of the project will be the realization a European network of administrative and cultural institutions and associations provided with educational, communication and political tools to activate citizenship and European institutions, daily in defence of the only possible future for Europe: a future of peace and unity while respecting diversity.