KS kultura sjećanja / remembrance culture

Toolkit "Democratization processes in Europe: the female perspectives"

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April 23, 2024

This toolkit is the result of the work of five civil society organizations brought together by the project „Female perspectives on the democratic transitions in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s” (@reshaping1989).

The project explores perspectives on democratization processes in different European countries: the transition from socialism to democracy in Bulgaria, the violent dissolution of Yugoslavia and democratic transitions in Croatia and Slovenia, the non-institutional democratization in Italy in the 1970s, marked by the „strategy of tension“, and the Spanish transition to democracy from the regime of Francisco Franco.

The toolkit “Democratization processes in Europe: the female perspectives” suggests new approaches to the topic of the democratic transitions that could be used by educators from formal and non-formal education:

  • Incorporating female experiences and perspectives
  • Including small-scale historical events on local and community levels
  • Comparative overview of democratization processes in different European countries

The main aim of this toolkit is to suggest ready-to-use methods for dealing with the democratic transitions in Bulgaria, Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, and Spain.

Each of the chapters suggests one workshop that deals with the respective topic for each country. We would suggest implementing the methods with groups of young people from 16 years old and up.

We hope that this toolkit will be useful to all youth workers, teachers, and other educators working with youth on topics connected with the democratic transitions and that it will increase the visibility of women’s contributions to democratization.

You can download the toolkit at the link below.

This publication is created in the scope of the project “Female perspectives on the democratic transitions in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s”.

The project is co-financed by the European Union.

Views and opinions expressed are however those of the authors only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or EACEA. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.