NeverAgain: Project Launch & Press Conference

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27 September 2018, Janus (Minerva), Kaivokatu 12, Turku, 18.00 EET
We have the pleasure to invite the representatives of civic society, academics, NGOs, media, institutions, educators, independent cultural workers, and interested members of public to participate at the press conference for the launch of the European Commission – Europe for Citizens – European Remembrance Strand project
 Never again: Teaching Transmission of Trauma and Remembrance through Experiential Learning.
Over the next 18 months, the project aims to address the concealed hatreds, prejudices and normalized oppressions that are learnt through the unhealed and transmitted traumas perpetuated in our everyday lives through seemingly harmless everyday practices. SELMA: Centre for the Study of Storytelling, Experientiality and Memory at the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies (University of Turku) together with the project partners from Denmark, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Romania, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, and Italy will develop and deliver 4 clusters of local events within their communities to test experiential learning tools (ELT) in order to experience the harmful effects of transmitted collective traumas and how they impact the continuation of hatreds and vengeance today. The project’s events will bring together around 450 students and teachers and additional 500 community members as invited audiences and will influence numerous other individuals by using event hashtags on the social media and online platform. The processes and outcomes will be presented at “Never again: Teaching Transmission of Trauma and Remembrance through Experiential Learning”, a workshop-based conference in June 2019, hosted by University of Turku, where we aim to attract between 50-100 professionals and young people from across Europe, from a variety of disciplines and fields of work, such as universities, NGOs, and public bodies like museums and memorial houses. In the dissemination phase, we will develop and launch a transnational blended education platform, offering different in-class experiential didactic methods and online webinars and didactic videogames. 
PROGRAMME
18.00-18.10 
Welcome speech by the head of School of History, Culture and Arts Studies prof. Marjo Kaartinen and the project leader prof. Hanna Meretoja
18.10-18.30
Presentation of the project by the project coordinator dr. Nena Močnik

18.30-19.00
A word from our international partners and presentation of planned activities

19.00-19.15
Collaboration opportunities

19.15-19.30
Q&A

19.30 
Reception

Please confirm your attendance here by 23.09. 2018. You can follow the livestream of the event here.
MORE INFORMATION & CONTACT
Project leader: prof. Hanna Meretoja, hailme@utu.fi
Project coordinator: dr. Nena Močnik, p. 040 814 65 00, nena.mocnik@utu.fi

 

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