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Call for Participants // International Spring Forum // Reshaping the Image of Democratic Revolutions 1989

Reshaping the Image of Democratic Revolutions 1989 
International Spring Forum
16th-18th June 2021

Call for Participants


BLOCKFREI and the project’s leading partner Documenta from Zagreb with other partners invite you to join the International Spring Forum in a form of five online discussions dedicated to the topic of democratic revolutions 1989 and their legacy.

The international spring forum is a second activity in the frame of the project “Reshaping the Image of  Democratic Revolutions 1989: European contemporary Perspectives and forgotten Lessons from the  Past”, co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union. The project seeks to remind European citizens about the democratic revolutions 1989-1990 as a period of arduous struggles for pluralistic democracy and peaceful coexistence in Europe with the aim to strengthen the contemporary commitment of the European citizens to the preservation of democratic pluralism and democratic institutions. While fostering the transnational dialogue of the European citizens about 1989 and its consequences, the project increases awareness among the citizens about the similarities of European countries and thereby contributes to the strengthening of European identity. Furthermore,

Furthermore, the project fosters a resilience against contemporary populist narratives based on the promise of a return to the allegedly “better past”.

The project is coordinated by Documenta and brings together the following European organizations and institutions: BLOCKFREI – Verein für Kultur und Kommunikation (Austria), Aarhus Universitet (Denmark), Tartu Ülikool (Estonia), United Societies of Balkans (Greece), HIPMONT – Association of History Teachers of Montenegro (Montenegro), European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (Poland) and Centrul Roman pentru Inovatie in Dezvoltare Locala (Romania).


Five consecutive online sessions on the Zoom platform are focusing on the past, present and future of Europe:

1. Living in divided Europe before 1989 (Wednesday, 16th June, 4 PM )

2. Democratic Revolutions 1989 (Wednesday, 16th June, 6 PM)

3. Living in Transition  (Thursday, 17th June, 4 PM)

4. Legacy of Democratic Revolutions 1989 (Thursday, 17th June, 6 PM)

5. Future of Europe (Friday, 18th June, 4 PM)


Following the short input of distinguished scholars and practitioners, the participants will have a chance to share their personal experiences or family stories related to “1989” as well as to the contemporary and future challenges of Europe. Join our interactive sessions and discuss the questions with participants from different European countries!


The online registration is open until 10th June. The number of participants is limited.
Please use the following link for REGISTRATION.