On 15-19 January, the first part of the French-Polish-German youth exchange on history and migration took place as part of the project 'Remembering together - for creating future'. This project takes the form of a tri-national exchange between Poland, France and Germany, whose main theme is historical education.

Due to the current pandemic situation, this phase of the exchange unfortunately had to take place online, but with different methods such as working with biographies from the museum Friedland as well as its history, language animation, energizer, joint virtual city tours and cooking, a pleasant atmosphere for getting to know each other and discussion could be created.

A meeting of organisers of the Polish-German-French project „Remembering together - for creating future" took place in Göttingen on 13-16 December. The project is a tri-national exchange between Poland, France and Germany, which will focus on historical education. This initiative is the result of cooperation between the Friedland Museum, the International Federation in Göttingen, the Camp des Milles Foundation and the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe.

Ten participants from each of the three countries will meet three times in 2022 and will work together on the central theme of the project „Remembering together - for creating future". The individual meetings will focus on: History and its impact on memory at the local level, as well as the migrations and escapes that have taken place in Europe in the last century up to the present day. These themes are reflected in the activities of the memorial sites in Krzyżowa, Friedland and Les Milles. The aim of the project is to analyse history together from many perspectives and to derive actions for the future from this.

A week of intensive, international creative work is behind us, the results of which we were able to see during the final presentation of "The Space for Young Artists" project.

From August 22 to 29, a group of 58 participants aged 6-16 from various countries and social groups, with the support of tutors, translators, coaches, volunteers, and IYMC educators, took part in workshops in ceramics, dance, cooking, circus, stop-motion animation, sculpture, theatre, and inspired by textiles. In this way, the young people could experience informal education, get to know different forms of expressing themselves and their emotions and discover their hidden talents.

This week in Krzyżowa was also an opportunity to learn from each other, make new friends, build international relations, solve problems together and take joint initiatives. For some, it was a jump into deep water. The first independent trip. For others, it was another adventure in Krzyżowa. For both of them, it will remain in their memories for a long time.

Thanks to an invitation from the Department of Education of the Wrocław City Hall, a meeting with the directors of Wrocław primary schools took place on 9 December at the headquarters of the Wrocław Teacher Training Centre. The aim of the meeting was to present the possibility of implementing the "Schools of Dialogue" programme in schools by the "Krzyżowa" Foundation.

"Schools of Dialogue" is a programme of systematic education for democracy at schools, based on the programme "Schools of Peace" (Vredzamee School) implemented in the Netherlands. It is a structural contribution to the school environment and seeks to integrate knowledge, tools and skills for cooperation, responsibility, conflict resolution and democratic coexistence, respect and appreciation of diversity. It is introduced over 2 years and includes a series of lessons for all classes, training for teachers and parents.

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