Preserving the Lesson of the Iron Curtain – programme

PROGRAMME  (24 May 2016)

9.00 – 9.30    Welcome, Presentations of the EGBI and the PEMC – who we are, what we do, our goals and objectives
•    Dr. Neela Winkelmann, Managing Director PEMC, CZ
•    Melanie Kreutz, BUND Projektbüro Grünes Band, DE

9.30-10.50    Killings along the Iron Curtain part I – facts and figures, our knowledge today, case studies, further research needed
•    Miroslav Lehký, PEMC, CZ
•    Dr. Michal Babál, Nation’s Memory Insitute, SK
•    Sabine Nachbaur, Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Kriegsfolgen-Forschung, AT 

10.50-11.10    coffee break

11.10 – 12.30  Killings along the Iron Curtain part II – facts and figures, our knowledge today, case studies, further research needed
•    Dr. Jochen Staadt, Freie Universität Berlin, DE    
•    Magdalena Biro, Timisoara Society, RO
•    Damjan Hančič, Study Centre for National Reconciliation, SI

12.30 – 13.30 buffet lunch

13.30 – 15.30     Soft tourism concepts along the Green Belt – existing and planned projects, bike trails, nature protection, guided tours, etc.
•    Philipp Cerny, project manager, The Iron Curtain Trail, The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament, DE
•    Daniel Mourek, Greenways, CZ
•    Uwe Friedel, BUND Projektbüro Grünes Band, DE
•    Christoph Lettner, Naturraum Grünes Band GmbH, AT
•    Ján Roháč, Nadácia Ekopolis, SK
Discussion

15.30 – 15.50     coffee break

16.00 – 17.30 Memorials to people killed – existing and planned decentralised memorials along the Green Belt, cooperation  between PEMC and EGBI, possible next projects and funding options
•    Miroslav Kasáček, civic association Paměť, CZ
•    Michael Schulz, Union of Victims of Political Tyranny UOKG, DE
•    Martin Petrtýl, Post bellum, CZ
Discussion

17.30 – 17.45    Conclusions and outline of follow-up workshop on 11 July 2016
•    Melanie Kreutz, BUND Projektbüro Grünes Band, DE
•    Dr. Neela Winkelmann, Director PEMC

Discussion participants:

  • Jana Ignaťáková, Nation’s Memory Institute, SK
  • Benjamin Baumgart, Union of Victims of Political Tyranny UOKG, DE
  • Johann Grünbauer, Foundation Memory of Totalitarian Regimes and their Victims, NL
  • Peter Rendek, Center for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes, CZ
  • Martin Špolc, Prague Academic Club 48, CZ
  • Jakub Kožíšek, Prague Academic Club 48, CZ