KS kultura sjećanja / remembrance culture

Closing meeting and Final Conference of the project “Staring at Goats. Propaganda, scapegoating and the Other 1918-2018” held in Erfurt

Nov. 23, 2019

The Closing meeting of the project on which Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past is one of five partner organisations was held in Erfurt, Germany, from the 19th till the 21st of November. The event was hosted by the German organisation Culture Goes Europe, which is also the coordinator for the “Staring at Goats. Propaganda, Scapegoating and the Other 1918-2018” project. Other partner organisations are the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory from Estonia, the United Societies of Balkans youth-work organisation from Greece and the UMAR feminist organisation from Portugal.

The Closing meeting of the project on which Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past is one of five partner organisations was held in Erfurt, Germany, from the 19th till the 21st of November. The event was hosted by the German organisation Culture Goes Europe, which is also the coordinator for the “Staring at Goats. Propaganda, Scapegoating and the Other 1918-2018” project. Other partner organisations are the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory from Estonia, the United Societies of Balkans youth-work organisation from Greece and the UMAR feminist organisation from Portugal.

With that aim during the course of the “Staring at Goats” project different materials for an international online campaign were prepared. The main goal of the campaign, which Documenta will implement on its webpage in December, is to raise public awareness against discrimination. The aim of the project to provoke citizens to critically evaluate their own behavior and discriminatory practices in the every-day situations will be accomplished through the publication of the materials and their dissemination on social networks. Part of the materials for the online campaign includes comics created during the Spring School held in March in Muhlhausen, Germany, in which participants from Croatia also actively took part.

With that aim during the course of the “Staring at Goats” project different materials for an international online campaign were prepared. The main goal of the campaign, which Documenta will implement on its webpage in December, is to raise public awareness against discrimination. The aim of the project to provoke citizens to critically evaluate their own behavior and discriminatory practices in the every-day situations will be accomplished through the publication of the materials and their dissemination on social networks. Part of the materials for the online campaign includes comics created during the Spring School held in March in Muhlhausen, Germany, in which participants from Croatia also actively took part.

After the Closing meeting a Final Conference was also held in Erfurt.. The challenges of history education which is often subject to political instrumentalisation were in the focus of the discussion. The discussion was followed by the talks about the possibilities of further actions in the frames of some future common project.