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Towards a European identity

Towards a European identity: the role of civil society organizations in the promotion of democratic memory policies. A comparative study, is a research project that aims to make visible the path taken and the milestones that helped to generate a European culture of active remembrance, as well as the current challenges and achievements in different countries of the European Union.

This research aims to collect, systematize and analyze experiences in Italy, Greece, Portugal, Germany, Poland and France on citizen participation in the promotion of democratic memory policies. These experiences will be compared with those of Spain with the aim of enriching the public debate on the importance of preserving and disseminating European democratic memory.

In addition to the possible theoretical contribution, from a practical perspective the project aimed to elaborate a report and an executive summary of the project, the latter operating as a toolbox to strengthen strategies for the promotion of citizen participation in the promotion of democratic memory as a fundamental European value.

The project will begin with a wide-ranging theoretical and practical legal research, which includes, in addition to the task of reviewing sources and data analysis, other actions such as interviews with memorialist organizations both nationally (Italy, Germany, France, Greece, Portugal, Poland) and regionally, i.e. with the participation of European platforms.

In a next stage an extensive and narrative report and an executive summary will be elaborated with the main results and conclusions of the research developed, which will later be shared with memorialist associations for its dissemination.

Finally, a final event will be held where the research, the report and the executive summary will be presented to the public and invited memorialist associations and disseminated through different media and social networks.


Status: Ongoing
Place: Spain
Beneficiaries: Spanish and Spanish-speaking citizens.
Funder: Ministerio de Política Territorial y Memoria Democrática
Strategic line: Human Rights

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