It started today, November 4th, the project entitled “REMEDY – The Voice from the Past – Recalling Memories in Diversity”, under the “Europe for Citizens” Programme 2014 – 2020, Strand 1 – European Remembrance, at Convento dei Padri Cappuccini in Geraci Siculo.
The project is coordinated by EProjectConsult – Istituto Europeo di Formazione e Ricerca and counts 9 European partners apart from the Municipality of Geraci Siculo, Italy, which is the applicant organization:
Dimos Istieas-Aidipsou (Greece) , M2C (Germany), APSHSTDC (Portugal), Organization for Scientific and Practical Development of the Students (Bulgaria), Fundación Universitaria San Antonio de Cartagena (Spain), Peipsi Center for Transboundary Cooperation (Estonia), Albanian Association of Industrial Environmentalist (Albania), Multikultura (Poland), SE RDA (Romania).
The partnership was born from a past “Europe for Citizens” project titled “IDEA-C – Intercultural Dimension for European Active Citizenship”, that included many partners now involved in this new project.
The Mayor of Geraci Siculo, Mr. Bartolo Vienna along with the Vice-Mayor Mr. Luigi Iuppa opened the kick-off meeting. Then, Mr. Antonino Pietrini and Mrs. Federica Sottile, respectively Director and EU Project Manager of EprojectConsult, introduced the partners and the main theme of the project: commemoration of the victims of totalitarian regimes in Europe during the WWII.
In short, REMEDY aims to emphasize the importance of remembering the past, commemorating the totalitarian regime victims and appreciating the present. The diverse EU communities involved will share their history of totalitarian regimes and resistance in the fight for their rights. The project involves EU citizens of older and younger generation that will enrich each other’s knowledge of past events.
The audience is made of not only youth or older generation, who experienced totalitarian regime, but also immigrants escaping war conditions in their countries. Thus, the project aims to draw lessons of the past that are relevant today for the reason of intercultural dialogue, which reminds us how cooperation is crucial for peace and democracy.
In order to reach a wide audience, 10 national workshops will be organized in partners’ countries where 8 selected experts at the European level will be present.
In addition to the kick-off meeting there will be other 3 events that will take place in Poland, Estonia and Germany addressing these topics: memory, reflection, reconciliation and relation.
As a final result, a documentary video with the objectives achieved throughout the project will be built and serve as dissemination.
If you wish to know more about the all project visit the official website.