May 11-16, 2012
The Solidarity Academy is an international educational project based on the idea of nourishing and developing the tradition of Solidarity. The history of the Solidarity social movement and the peaceful social-economic changes in Poland and Central Europe is an inspiration for seeking solutions for contemporary problems and overcoming crises resulting from lack of solidarity.
This year’s edition will be a part of the International History and Literature Festival entitled “Twentieth Century. Anamneses”. The purpose of the festival is to create a common space for debate among historians, writers, film directors, artists whose work is related to the tragic history of the “bloodlands” as historian Timothy Snyder called the greater area of Eastern Europe where in the years 1933-1945 Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler pursued their totalitarian policies and mass murdered around 14 million people (both civilians and POWs)
The Festival will be a place where historical narrations of representatives of all victims and those who were prosecuted will meet, where the students and anybody interested in 20th century history will have an opportunity to see the world before the Holocaust – through photography, paintings, film and historical happenings, but also by participating in academic workshops and conferences. The festival will be attended by well-known historians and writers who will be explaining the complexities of this dark epoch of Europe’s history and the reality that had led to it.
The Solidarity Academy would like to invites students from Belarus, Ukraine, Lithuania, Germany, Poland and Russia who are in the last two years of their studies and who are pursuing their degrees in areas such as: history, philosophy, sociology, or international relations.
Based on the applications received, 25 participants will be selected for free participation in this year's event. ECS will provide participants with accommodation, meals and educational materials. We will also partially reimburse the cost of travel to participants from outside Poland.
Programme, participation, regulations and registration forms are available at: http://akademiasolidarnosci.pl/en/academy/news
Registration deadline: April 10th 2012.