A BarCamp is a special conference, whose programme is developed together with all participants on site. Here, everyone can get involved, present ideas around the topic “(Hi)Storytelling” and benefit from the knowledge of others.

The BarCamp offers youth workers a platform on which they can exchange information on current issues relating to educational work and network with experts. The focus is on historical and civic education, current challenges for the work due to the coronavirus crisis and political changes such as the restriction of civil liberties, the closing of borders etc. as well as the common search for alternatives to continue our work.

This online BarCamp focusses on methods of historical and civic education and their implementation with digital media. In the current situation of COVID-19 pandamic, educators, trainers, teachers etc. are dependent on digital media in order to be able to reach their target group with educational offers. That is why there is a great need to adapt and rethink methods that have proven themselves over many years.

In addition, the current situation again emphasizes the importance of extra-curricular educational work. The effects of the pandemic are threatening what the Krzyzowa Foundation, the Kreiau-Initiative and its partners have been committed to for years: an open, solidary, democratic Europe. Under the pretext of fighting pandemics, democracy and the rule of law are at risk in some countries. Countering these tendencies by means of historical and civic educational work for young people is currently more important than ever. It is therefore imperative that we react to the new developments and adapt our methods to the external circumstances.

Even if digital offers have been around for a long time, it presents us with new challenges in our field. Best practices cannot be applied one-to-one to digital media. Questions that concern us include:

● How do I moderate a virtual workshop?
● How can I design virtual interaction?
● How can I present content graphically appealing?
● How do I deal sensitively with language and conflict-related issues related to remembrance culture issues?
● What digital historical resources already exist and how to use them?
● What virtual tools are good for historical education?

Who can participate: adults living in Germany, Poland or Ukraine (citizenship is not a precondition).

Application deadline: June 15th, 2020

Conference date: 25-26.06.2020, 12.00-5.00 pm

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Organizer: The Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe, Kreisau-Initiative e.V., Freya von Moltke-Stiftung für das Neue Kreisau

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