• Date: October 4 - 8, 2020
  • Place: renaissance castle in Wojnowice near Wrocław (Poland)
  • Participation: The event involved 25 participants (11 students and 14 speakers) from Czech Republic (2), Belarus (1), Kosovo (1), Netherlands (1), Ukraine (2), Germany (1), North Macedonia (1), Italy (1), Hungary (1), Lithuania (1), Belgium (1), Poland (12).

As different countries of the region are reaching the 30-year anniversary of the collapse of Soviet rule and the transition to democratic rule, the post-1989 generation of young people are searching for their own relationship with memory of oppression, resistance and independence redefying their meaning for the generation of the independence. With that generational gap in mind Jan Nowak-Jeziorański College of Eastern Europe organized the Autumn Memory School at Wojnowice castle in Poland. It brought together 11 students and young scholars from nine countries around Europe (including Kosovo, Ukraine and Belarus) for workshops, discussions with history witnesses and study visits around Wrocław, all intended to reflect on diverse memory and experiences of the past and their cultural, political and societal inplications.