The Memorial Center for the history of political repression Perm 36 will host the 8th International Civic Engagement Forum PILORAMA-2012 on July 27 - 29, 2012. The Forum on the grounds of the former Gulag prison camp includes discussions about contemporary pressing issues (official and non-official Russian policy issues, civic engagement, the role of mass media in civil society) but also musical and theatrical shows, modern literature, films and documentaries.
Thoughts on Social Welfare in Europe
Zuzana Novakova is a EUSTORY alumna from Slovakia. She is working towards an MA in Public Policy. In her FutureLab Europe blog contribution she wonders if it is time to let go of our mental maps, to rethink our concept of social justice and to search for innovative approaches. Read her blog contribution!
The awardees of this year's Russian history competition “Man in History – Russia in the 20th Century” gathered at the award ceremony in Moscow on 4 May 2012. Among others, Ljudmilla Alexeeva, President of the Moscow Helskinki group and one of Russia´s most famous human rights activists, honoured the prize winners and their contributions at the ceremony.
Directly after this year's prize giving ceremony, the new round of the Russian history competition "Man in History. Russia in the 20th Century " was announced. Please visit their website for Russian language information about the new competition round.
New Competition Round in Finland (2011/2012)
The Finnish History Competition starts its third competition round under the topic "Change in life". Please take a look at their website: http://www.hyol.fi/
FutureLab Europe - Mihails Kozlov is a "veteran" Eustory particicpant from Latvia and has published a 25 minute video on the FutureLab Europe Blog in which he asked young people if they would prefer a national or a European passport and what role citizens should play in building a new Europe.