With Staring at Goats, CGE Erfurt e.V. and the project consortium aim to counter today’s surge of revisionist, far-right political movements by developing and conducting a campaign that combines modern tools and methods of the No Hate Speech Movement with history education. Over the course of 13 events in Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece and Portugal, the project will showcase how propaganda and scapegoating have been used over the course of the past century to vilify minorities and influence the course of history in ways that have and continue to cause harm. After a preparatory stage from August 2018 – February 2019, in which the project consortium will set up preliminary visuals and contents of the online campaign, acquire local partners and further support for it, the most active time of the project will kick off in March 2019. During the Spring School, 45 participants from the EU 28 will develop and create the project’s online campaign that will include images, online comics and video materials. Following the finalisation of the created material, the campaign will officially kick off in April 2019 and run from spring to autumn of the year, coming to a close in October. The campaign will be coordinated by CGE Erfurt e.V. and implemented by the project consortium together with the participants of the Spring School. Over the course of the campaign, each partner will organize two events in their local communities that tie local realities and histories into the topic of the project. After the conclusion of the campaign in October, the findings of the project will be collected in a booklet that will be discussed and presented to the public during the project͛s final event in Erfurt, Germany in November 2019.
Since its establishment in 2004, “Documenta – Centre for dealing with the Past”, contributes to the development of individual and social process of dealing with the past in order to build a sustainable peace in Croatia and Southeastern Europe.
The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory was founded in 2008 with the aim to investigate international crimes and human rights violations committed by anti-human regimes, research the totalitarian ideologies that created such regimes and inform the general public about the research results.
UMAR – Women’s Association Alternative and Response, is a Portuguese Women’s NGO recognised by the Portuguese State as a collective person of public utility. Founded in 1976, has it’s national headquarters in Lisbon, and active delegations in Braga, Porto, Coimbra, Viseu, Lisboa, Almada, Madeira and Azores.
United Societies of Balkans (U.S.B.) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation based in Thessaloniki, Greece working in the field of youth mobility, participation and facilitating society’s awareness about social issues, inclusion and understanding.
The “Staring at Goats” project will feature a Spring School, which will take place in Mühlhausen, Germany from 06.03. – 13.03.2019. And we are inviting you to apply and participate! Are you interested? What is the project about? “History does not repeat, but it often rhymes.” – Mark Twain (attrib.) The project aims to counter…
Number of Participants
From 10 different countries.
Spring School Dates