European Alternatives is delighted to be part of the History Campus Berlin, organised by the Bundeszentrale für Politische Bildung, with which we have already cooperated on numerous occasions. EA will have a stand at the Campus, handing out information on our work and organisation.
“The First World War – What does it mean to me?”
Upon the centenary of the beginning of the “Great War” as it is called in many European countries, you will possibly ask yourself this question more often in 2014. Museums will open special exhibitions, television stations will broadcasts documentaries and films, on the internet you will find countless blogs and tweets, scientists and scholars will research, publish, and discuss things – and what will you be doing?
What happens at the HistoryCampus?
Up to 500 young people from all around Europe with an interest in the subject will gather from 7 until 11 May 2014 at the Maxim Gorki Theatre in the city centre of Berlin. At this event, you can discover how 1914 is connected to 2014 and how the memory of the First World War relates to you and your life today. What does “remembrance” actually stand for and what does it mean to the individual and for the whole of Europe? What is peace to us yet, where does it come from and how we can keep the peace? Simply join in, pose your personal questions and find answers together with other young European citizens!
At the on-site workshops you will discuss and do research, shoot films and edit sounds, act out roles and perform, write scripts and narrate them and so much more. In addition to the workshops, there is a broad range of activities on offer which make you aware of very unusual references to historical and current topics. This includes a diverse cultural programme including performances, concerts, exhibitions, stage plays and readings, theme-based exploration of the city of Berlin and much more. This comes with a campus flair and meeting many interesting young people from all over Europe!