Kick-off meeting | NOWALL From Helsinki to Berlin

Kick-off meeting | NOWALL From Helsinki to Berlin: Europe and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Last September CEI-IUL welcomed the partners of the “NOWALL: Europe and The Fall of the Berlin Wall project” for a kick-off meeting. The CEI-IUL team, coordinated by Prof, Luis Nuno Rodrigues, and representants from the project’s partners, Young Educators Europe, CAAT Projects (the Netherlands) and University of Helsinki (Finland) set the workplan for the next months and the general guidelines for project management. The project’s activities will start in Portugal with an academic conference in November and then in Germany, the Netherlands and Finland, with the final meeting in Portugal.

The project:

“NOWALL From Helsinki to Berlin: Europe and the Fall of the Berlin Wall”, supported by the European Commission – Europe for Citizens programme, aims to contribute to a better understanding of the role of European actors in the fall of the Berlin Wall, especially youth and students’ movements and non-governmental organizations in the period between the Helsinki Conference (1975) and the end of the Cold War. By promoting debate, knowledge dissemination and non-formal education activities around that historical process we also aim to encourage informed and responsible civic participation in the national and European Institutions and in transnational non-governmental organizations. The project will promote academic conferences, debates, workshops, non-formal education activities with students, teachers, researchers and the wider public in Portugal, Germany, Helsinki and the Netherlands, involving partners from the academia and civil society, especially youth organizations.

Partners:

Young Educators Europe (Portugal, Germany and Helsinki)

Willy Brandt Foundation (Germany)

CAAT Projects (Netherlands)

University of Helsinki (Finland)

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CEI-IUL (Centre for International Studies) is a university-based multidisciplinary research center at ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL). CEI-IUL 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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