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Grants from Geschichtswerkstatt Europa up to 30 projects about "How memories of the Second World War were handled in the first 15 post-war years?" Deadline: 15.05.2011


In the programme year 2012, within the framework of Geschichtswerkstatt Europa, grants will be awarded to up to 30 projects that examine how memories of the Second World War were handled in the first 15 post-war years. One of three topic areas should be considered – each of which particularly highlights the different practises of thinking and not thinking about the past: going back, exchange and the politics of history.

Geschichtswerkstatt Europa funds international projects in which students, graduates, young academics, journalists, artists and other members of civil society between the ages of 18 and 35 can work together from  January until October 2012 to examine War, Post War, Cold War – Remembrances of World War II and the new beginning of the post-war years (1945 – 1960). A mentor of their own choice will accompany the project and assist with both content and method.

The projects will be planned and carried out by the applicant in collaboration with a partner from another Central or East European country or from Israel. The aim is transcultural contemplation about European cultures of remembrance. Presentation and discussion of the project should target a wider audience. It is expected that the project will result in a joint contribution to the Geschichtswerkstatt Europa internet platform in the form of text, photos or video.

Projects can be financed in one of two ways: institutions planning a project with more than 3 participants are eligible for grants for travel, accommodation, materials and communication up to a maximum of 15,000 Euro. International teams of 2 or 3 people with no attachment to an institution can claim a maximum of 2,500 Euros per person to carry out the entire project.

Each project team is required to submit a plan that answers the following questions:

   What is the key issue of the project?
   What approach do you plan to address this issue?
   Which preliminary works will you be using to support your ideas? Please name 5 relevant references.
   Which methods will be used foremost for your project?
   Which international team will be carrying out the project?
   How did your team come together? What form have previous collaborations taken?
   How are ideas about concept and procedure communicated within the group?
   How do you intend to accommodate the European aspect of the culture of remembrance into your  project work?
   Which experienced person of your choosing can act as a mentor to the project?
   In what form will the project results be compiled and presented to a wider audience?
   What costs will be involved in carrying out the project?

A project outline can be submitted between 1st of April and 15th of May, 2011 via the online form at Geschichtswerkstatt Europa. In September 2011, a jury of experts will decide which projects will be invited to apply for funding.

Contact: Anna Littke
Tel.: 49 (0) 335 5534 5535
Mail: info@geschichtswerkstatt-europa.org
Online: www.geschichtswerkstatt-europa.org