Recruitment for 2nd edition has been prolonged till 17 July!
Welcome to “In Between?” - an educational project of study visits to multicultural borderland regions of Europe in search of local histories.
The initiative targets people aged 18-25 and aims to improve the knowledge young Europeans have on historical processes in 20th-century East-Central Europe, equipping those interested in history with tools and methods for examining and documenting the past as well as documenting oral reports and audio-visual materials concerning history and the identities of Europe's border communities. The participants selected in the recruitment process are going to take part in workshops and study visits to one of the four European regions.
Workshops (12-15.09.2016) will be delivered in Warsaw by experts in most recent history, oral history, anthropology and archival studies who will train the participants in basic methods of collecting reports and photograph digitalisation.
After the workshops, the participants (in teams of six) will go for week-long study visits (16-22.09.2016) to border places in four regions of Europe (Czech Republic-Germany-Poland; Austria-Slovenia; Croatia-Hungary, Hungary-Slovakia-Ukraine). The visits will result in collecting interviews and audio-visuals documents which reflect the past of a given region. The project participants will also attempt to make the narratives that they will have collected a part of a broader context of Europe's regional history. The project will close with a conference to be held in Warsaw in late 2016.
ENRS covers all costs of participation in the project except the costs of personal insurance and journey of particpant from hometown to the workshops venue (Warsaw).
Viktoriia Medvedko, Oleksandr Yaroshchuk, Anton Udovenko, Monika Hrycyk, Joanna Urbańska and Karoline Winter - students and freelancers from Ukraine, Poland, and Germany visited the Bukovina region. Various skills and unique talents of the participants contributed to the creation of an interdisciplinary team. During 7 days they explored and examined five main minorities inhabiting the Bukovina region.
In the picturesque Lubuskie region, among woods of south-west Poland, participants of “In Between?” project encountered the rich heritage of Polish-German neighborhood history as well as signs of vast migration which touched this region after the Second World War.
A team of young students from Romania, Austria and Hungary: Júlia-Janka Gáspárik, Lukas Michael Joura, Borbála Pál, Raluca Patricia Nistor, Teona Teodorescu, Cătălina Vrabie went to explore region of Transylvania. The local coordinator of study visits in Cluj- Napoca was Małgorzata Tomaszkiewicz from “Multicultural Approach” association who prepared rich and comprehensive program for seven intensive days in Transylvania region.
The In Between? group, which went to Slovakia, visited Banská Bystrica, Hrušov, Veľký Krtíš and Šahy. 6 young people from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Ukraine – Ági Fernengel, Blažena Križová, Alicja Mużnik, Oleksandr Popovych, Lea Potocka and Krisztina Éva Szilágyi – met 12 families with different roots and origins.