Remembrance weeks

From June till October 2021, five Countries have been crossed by a same number of Remembrance Weeks. For ten days, 25 participants to the activity held in Italy, Poland, Austria, Greece and Catalunya reflected on the historical aspects connecting the hosting country to the nazi-fascist regimes – sharing the material previously collected through archives, websites, songs – and analyzed the use and the impact of propaganda on the events. At the same time, they researched the role of grassroots media and peace organizations in responding to the regimes’ propaganda. As a result of each Remembrance Week, participants realized 10 sets of infographics on 10 relevant topics, previously identified.  

Remembrance Week in Italy

The first Remembrance Week took place in Rome, Italy, from the 14th to the 23rd of June. During this week, the participants developed two infographics related to the topics of youth and freedom of speech. The infographics introduce different ways of expressions, question the use of social media and reflect on what makes the youth take actions. Find the infographics attached here: INFOGRAPHICS ITALY

Participation: The event involved 25 citizens, including 1 Participant from Poznań (Poland), 1 from Barcelona (Spain), 1 from Madrid (Spain), 3 from Turin (Italy), 1 from Wien (Austria), 1 from Colonia (Germany), 1 from Sofia (Bulgaria), 1 from Paris (France), 1 from Lisbon (Portugal), 1 from Athens (Greece), 13 from Rome (Italy),

Location / Dates: The event took place in Rome, Italy, from 14/06/2021 to 23/06/2021

Short description: The aim of the event was to deepen the research about propaganda during totalitarian regimes and in current media, analyzing specifically the topics of youth participation in regimes and anti-regimes movements and freedom of speech.

Remembrance Week in Poland

The second Remembrance Week was hold in Warsaw, Poland, from the 25th of June to the 4th of July. This Remembrance Week focused on the topics of hate crimes and history with the result of three infographics. The infographics consist of printed manifestos about topics that, according to the participants, need peoples’ attention including reflections on the impact of words, diversity and the values needed for humanity. Find the infographics attached here: INFOGRAPHICS POLAND

Participation: The event involved 26 citizens, including 1 participant from Rome (Italy), 17 participants from Poznań (Poland), 1 participant from Budapest (Hungary), 1 participant from Geneva (Switzerland), 2 participants from Barcelona (Spain), 1 participant from Wien (Austria), 1 participant from Paris (France), 1 participant from Copenhagen (Denmark), 1 participant from Kosovo.

Location / Dates: The event took place in Poznan, Poland, from 25/06/2021 to 04/07/2021

Short description: The aim of the event was to focus on the topics of hate crimes, through the cooperation with Martyrdom Museum Wielkopolska, Poznan, and history with the result of three infographics. The infographics consist of printed manifestos about topics that, according to the participants, need peoples’ attention including reflections on the impact of words, diversity and the values needed for humanity.

Remembrance Week in Austria

The third Remembrance Week took place in a village close to Vienna, Austria, from the 14th to the 23th of June 2021. The two main topics of the week were nationalism and propaganda with which the participants produced two infographics. One infographic provides information on how far right movements communicate while the other deals with the Nazi persecution of homosexual people during the holocaust. Find the infographics attached here: INFOGRAPHICS AUSTRIA

Participation: The event involved 25 citizens, including 3 participants from Barcelona (Spain), 9 participants from Rome (Italy), 5 participants from Wien (Austria), 1 participant from Bratislava (Slovakia), 1 participant from Bruxelles (Belgium), 1 participant from Paris (France), 3 participant from Berlin (Germany), 1 participant from Zagreb (Croatia), 1 stateless participant asylum seeker in Austria.

Location / Dates: The event took place in Austria, from 14/06/2021 to 23/06/2021

Short description:  The aim of the event was to focus on the topics of nationalism and propaganda and from these topics developing infographics to be distributed through social media channels. The result of the event was two infographics – one providing information on how far-right movements communicate while the other deals with the Nazi persecution of homosexual people during the holocaust.

Remembrance Week in Greece

From the 29th of August until the 7th of September, the Remembrance Week took place in Athens, Greece. As a result of this week, the participants have created three infographics with information on several topics including Neonazism in football, use of violence and facist propaganda in the media. For example, the first infographic identifies varous symbols used by facist and nazi groups also in relation to football. Find the infographics attached here: INFOGRAPHICS GREECE

Paticipants: 14 participants from Athens (Greece), 1 participant from Sofia (Bulgaria), 1 participant from Amsterdam (The Netherlands), 1 participant from Poznań (Poland), 1 participant from Paris (France), 1 participant from Madrid (Spain) and 1 participant from Berlin (Germany).

Location / Dates: The event took place in Greece, from 29/08/2021 to 07/09/2021

Short description:  The aim of the event was to deepen the Metaxas regime propaganda and the period of the nazi-fascist occupation of the country. Moreover, the role of the civil society in opposing the regimes has been analysed. Participants developed three infographics with information on topics related to propaganda and anti-facism.

Remembrance Week in Catalonia

The last Remembrance Week lasted from the 23rd of September until the 3rd of October and took place in Barcelona, Catalonia. The output of this Remembrance Week resulted in three infographics concerning the issues of populism, gender and exile as well as a reminder of critical thinking to prevent becoming victims of propaganda. Find the infographics attached here: INFOGRAPHICS CATALONIA

Participation: The event involved 25 citizens, including 3 participants from Rome (Italy), 2 participants from  Poznań (Poland), 1 participant from Bruxelles (Belgium), 1 participant from Athens (Greece), 1 participant from Istanbul (Turkey), 1 participant from Budapest (Hungary), 1 participant from Berlin (Germany), 1 participant from Bucares (Romania), 1 participant from Amsterdam (Netherlands), 13 participant from Barcelona (Spain).

Location / Dates: The event took place in Catalonia, from 23/09/2021 to 03/10/2021

Short description: The aim of the event was to discover the country’s past issues of propaganda and facism. The research resulted in three infographics regarding the issues of populism, gender and exile as well as a reminder linking the past to the present by urging critical thinking to prevent becoming victims of propaganda.

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