DCW – Dissent, Conscience and the Wall
is a EU funded project that aims to keep young people aware of the history of their freedoms!
The project has revolved around the following themes:
– tolerance of dissent and freedom of conscience on both sides of the Iron Curtain;
– the role of conscience and dissent in bringing about the fall of the Berlin Wall;
– the changing role of conscience and dissent in Europe since 1989.
The final event will be the occasion to discuss them all with distinguished representatives from academia, civil society and politics:
– Prof. Joël Kotek, Free University of Brussels – The role of youth organisations in the Fall of the Berlin Wall;
– European Platform of Memory and Conscience – Remembrance policies and best practises in EU member states;
– (tbc) Šimon Pánek – From dissent to action: my personal history of former Czech student activist during the Velvet Revolution in 1989 and the founder of NGO “People in Need”;
– (tbc) Tunne Kelam, Member of the European Parliament – Estonia (Group of the European People’s Party);
– (tbc) Sandra Kalniete, Member of the European Parliament – Latvia (Group of the European People’s Party).
The final event will take place in Brussels on Thursday, December 10th.
In order to apply, students have to send their CV and motivation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 22nd. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed on Skype to check their level of English and interest in the topics mentioned above.
We encourage students to send their application at their earliest convenience since the selection will be done on a rolling basis until we fill up all the available places.
Students will receive a contribution up to 320€ for both their travel and accommodation expenses.
Find more detailed info here!
Hope to see you here soon!