Dealing with Borderlands’ Contentious Pasts: Arpine Kostanyan, Karolina Dziełak & Donatas Puslys
Presentations from: 'Borderland Memories in Comparative Perspective Workshop
Held on October 15th 2019, at the University of Warsaw
as part of the research project 'Memory Across Borders: Dealing with the Legacy of Disputed Territories' (DisTerrMem).
More information at: www.disterrmem.eu
Session title: Dealing with Borderlands’ Contentious Pasts in Practice: Stakeholders' Perspectives
Chaired by: Dr Joanna Wawrzyniak
In this session participants from several civil society organisations briefly introduced their work with dissonant heritage and memories of disputed territories. They were invited to give input to DisTerrMem researchers on how the project could develop in a way to be of direct relevance to civil society activists in their work.
Arpine Kostanyan is President and Co-Founder of Educational and Cultural Bridges, a non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in 2013 in Yerevan, Armenia. Its activities focus on international exchange, peace-building, community-building, anti-discrimination and on fostering social participation, inclusion and collaboration.
Karolina Dziełak is Senior Project Manager at the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) in Warsaw, Poland. The ENRS was created by the ministers of culture of Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, and in 2014 Romania also joined the Network. Its purpose is to document and promote the study of 20th-century history and how it is remembered.
Donatas Puslys is Head of Media Programmes at the Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis (VIPA) in Lithuania. Associate experts of the VIPA investigate important problems of the state and society, address uncomfortable issues, search for fact-based answers, and propose solutions to make public life more transparent.
The DisTerrMem project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 823803.