Nevermore - We are History
Project title: Nevermore! We are History
Program: Europe for Citizens 2014-2020 program / Strand 1 – European remembrance
Applicant: Università degli Studi di Bari “Aldo Moro”
Duration: 18 months (September 2015 – December 2016)
Partnership: NGO, schools, universities and public bodies Deadline for:
- Expression of interest (deadline for partner research): 18 February 2015
- Call submission: 1 march 2015
- THE PROJECT
- to contribute to citizens’ understanding of the Union, its history and diversity
- to raise awareness of remembrance, the common history and values of the Union and the Union's aim, namely to promote peace, the values of the Union and the wellbeing of its peoples by stimulating debate, reflection and the development of networks;
Specific objectives of the project
- To recover the remembrance on the birth of the Ventotene Manifesto
- To increase the active participation of European citizens for a stronger intercultural approach
- To foster the intercultural dialogue between the European people
ü 3 theatrical shows (one for each country) which represent the happenings linked to the birth of the Ventotene Manifesto
ü 1 international conference on the roots of the European Union
ü 3 educational paths (one for each partner country) to implement at the primary schools.
ü 3 intercultural workshops (1 for each partner country) to implement with the local immigrant population
ü 1 “Intercultural Day of Peace” to organize in the country of the head partner of the project
ü Elaboration and draft of a manifesto (Ventotene 2.0) for the promotion of an updated European Union written by the university students of the partners countries
ü 1 website which collect the written and audiovisual material created during the project
After 70 years from the end of World War II (1945) and 58 from the Treaty of Rome (1957), the project Never more! We are History comes from the desire to make the European citizens aware of the values which are the roots of the birth of the European Community (now European Union), by remembering historical events which have dramatically left a mark in our recent history and the ideal and political will materialized in the “Ventotene Manifesto”, drafted in 1941 by Altiero Spinelli, Ernesto Rossi, Eugenio Colorni and Ursula Hirschman, with the contribution of other democrats and antifascist –like the Italian Tommaso Fiore- confined by the regime in Ventotene Island, in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
The project will be implemented at two dimensions:
- at a local dimension, involving citizens on issues that are of relevance in their everyday life;
- at a European dimension, where the debates and the reflections about Europe and European Integration process are held by Public Authorities and citizens.
The methods used during the activities are informal and non-formal; important will be the “learning-by-doing” approach.
What is important, also, is the combination of the local and the European dimension: people act locally, but there is the opportunity to promote the action at a multicultural and international level.
For further information, please contact:
Europe Direct Puglia