8 FEB | Webinar: The Political Opposition in the GDR and Poland

On 8 February  at 6.00 PM (7.00 PM CET | 8.00 PM EET) join the NOWALL project partners for the webinar “The Political Opposition in the GDR and Poland: Solidarność and Political Opposition before the Fall of the Wall”.

This event brings together scholars and activists to debate and give insight on how political resistance in East Germany and neighbouring Poland during the Cold War succeeded in making a change leading to freedom and respect of human rights.  

Idesbald Goddeeris (KU Leuven University) and Christie Miedema (University of Amsterdam) will present their research on social movements from both sides of the “Iron Curtain”  and the debate will be moderated by Bernd Rother, Senior Fellow of the Willy Brandt Foundation. This will be an excellent opportunity to debate Europe’s contemporary history and the role of European activism on human rights in the fall of the Berlin Wall and beyond.

Register for the event here

About the project

The NOWALL project aims to promote a better understanding about the European citizens’ movements that contributed to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War and is supported by the Europe for Citizens programme – European Remembrance strand.

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CEI-Iscte (Centre for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-Iscte aims at promoting interdisciplinary research in Social Sciences, International Relations and Economy, focusing in its areas of geographic specialisation: Africa, Asia, Europe, and Transatlantic Relations.

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