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REMEDY – "The Voice from the Past - Recalling Memories in Diversity"

Having the role of project partner, the South-East Regional Development Agency of Romania (SE RDA) has implemented REMEDY project financed with the support of the European Union under the Programme "Europe for Citizens" - Strand 1 – "European Rememberance".

REMEDY aims to emphasize the importance of remembering the past, commemorating the totalitarian regime victims and appreciating the present. The diverse EU communities involved 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 others knowledge of past events and eventually lead to reconciliation.

The total budget covers 97.500,00 EUR that represents 100% EU contribution.

The project duration is 18 months, between 1.09.2016 – 28.02.2018.

The project involves 10 EU partners, EU and non EU member states: Comune di Geraci Siculo (Italy) –project leader, Union of Associations MULTIKULTURA (Poland), FUNDACION UNIVERSITARIA SAN ANTONIO (Spain), M2C Institut fur angewandte Medienforschung GmbH (Germany), Shoqata Shqiptare e Ambjentalisteve Industriale (Albania), APSHSTDC - ASSOCIAÇÃO PORTUGUESA DE SAÚDE, HIGIENE E SEGURANÇA (Portugal), Organization for Scientific and Practical Development of Sofia (Bulgaria), PEIPSI CTC (Estonia), MUNICIPALITY OF ISTIEA - AEDIPSOS/Greece, Agentia pentru Dezvoltare Regionala Sud-Est (ADR SE).

At local level, Braila County Directorate on Culture and Buzau County Museum have the role of project stakeholders supporting the project implementation.

In order to fulfill its tasks, SE RDA undertakes the following activities:

  • Identification and selection of the local stakeholders in order to participate in the local/interregional events organised within the project;
  • Participation in the project interregional events;
  • Organisation of a local seminar for promoting the project theme;
  • Implementation of communication and dissemination actions to promote the project (distribution of newsletters, brochures, leaflets etc).

The main project results are:

  • 10 local dissemination event organized in partner regions to promote the democracy, mutual understanding, tolerance, equal opportunities;
  • 4 events have been carried out within this project:
    • Event 1
      Participation: The event involved 76 citizens, including 50 participants from the city of Geraci Siculo (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Cracow (Poland), 2 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain), 2 participants from the city of Bremen (Germany), 4 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 2 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 4 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 2 participants from the city of Tartu (Estonia), 4 participants from the city of Istiea-Aedipsos(Greece), 4 participants from the city of Braila (Romania). Location / Dates: The event took place in Geraci Siculo, (Italy), from 03/11/2016 to 06/11/2016 Short description: The aim of the event 'Remembrance' was that each partner organization present its institution. Afterwards the structure of the national workshops was defined: all partners identified the 18 months calendar activities. Central moment of activity was the official Ceremony of the 4th of November - The anniversary of the November 4 is linked to the institutional commemorations that evoke the victorious conclusion of World War 1st, November 4, 1918. At the and there was storytelling activity - The tree of Memory. Each partner shared with the audience a story about people who experienced in their life the effect of the direct result of a totalitarian regime;
    • Event 2
      Participation: The event involved 116 citizens, including 77 participants from the city Cracow (Poland), 23 participants from the city of Geraci Siculo (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain),1 participant from the city of Bremen (Germany),2 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 2 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 2 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 2 participants from the city of Tartu (Estonia), 2 participants from the city of Istiea-Aedipsos(Greece), 3 participants from the city of Braila (Romania). Location / Dates: The event took place in Cracow (Poland), from 26/01/2017 to 28/01/2017 Short description: The aim of the event ‘Reflection' was promotion of intercultural dialogue, within activity, ‘Reflection’ through re-flecting on relevance of the totalitarian regimes today. Students presented their research on ostracism and loss of citizenship. The youth ex-changed their readings and reflections on historical topics of the period. Also Quiz on the knowledge of the totalitarian regimes today was organized.
    • Event 3
      Participation: The event involved 59 citizens, including 34 participants from the city Tartu (Estonia), 8 participants from the city of Geraci Siculo (Italy), 4 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain), 2 participants from the city of Bremen (Germany), 2 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 2 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 2 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 2 participants from the city of Cracow (Poland), 2 participants from the city of Istiea-Aedipsos(Greece), 1 participant from the city of Braila (Romania). Location / Dates: The event took place in Tartu (Estonia), from 06/09/2017 to 08/09/2017 Short description: The aim of the event 'Reconciliation' was to conduct workshop - Reconciliation and History: Case of the Bronze soldier. How interpretations of history impact us today. It was conducted in a way that smaller groups brainstormed a current collective memory or historic memory issue, coming up with an idea how they can contribute to alleviating these issues all leading towards better understanding on how to address reconciliation. Also, it was provided a guided tour around the area where Soviet Raadi airbase used to be. For 50 years, it was the largest military airbase in the Baltics and the whole area was closed off to the people of the city.
    • Event 4
      Participation: The event involved 77 citizens, including 45 participants from the city Bremen (Germany), 12 participants from the city of Geraci Siculo (Italy), 2 participants from the city of Murcia (Spain), 2 participants from the city of Tartu (Estonia),2 participants from the city of Tirana (Albania), 4 participants from the city of Fernao Ferro (Portugal), 2 participants from the city of Sofia (Bulgaria), 2 participants from the city of Cracow (Poland), 4 participants from the city of Istiea-Aedipsos (Greece), 2 participants from the city of Braila (Romania). Location/Dates: The event took place in Bremen (Germany) from 27/11/2017 to 28/11/2017 Short description: The aim of the event 'Reflection' was to visit the Denkort Bunker Valentin, guided from experts of the Landeszentrale für politische Bildung and the Denkort Bunker Valentin to understand what exactly was its role in the past.The Bunker Valentin, the second largest above ground bunker in Europe, was a protective shelter built to construct German U-boats during World War II. Also, Digital Urban Impact Lab Bremen organized the artistic exhibition to present new ways of art and cultural expressions to make historical events alive through a modern perception. The exhibition was made of diverse ways of expressions, including digital sound art, comic art, and digital video-photo art. It was a re-elaborated version of moments, situations, atmospheres, places remembering or referring to some totalitarian events, collected during the project by the partner countries.