National Laboratories – Austria


Online laboratory on remembering nonviolent resistance against the Nazi regime
Call for participants 4-11 January 2021

About the Online laboratory

Nonviolent against Nazis, also today! In times of right-wing and neofascist politics on the rise across Europe, it is more than important to remember the atrocities of the Nazi-fascist regime and the forms of nonviolent resistance that took place against it, e.g. individual/collective stories of solidarity, support to politically and racially persecuted, fleeing soldiers and other war victims; the role of women, clandestine press, peasants’ and workers’ struggles, resistance of Jews and others persecuted in concentration camps; the role of teachers, intellectuals and religious people. How could and did regular citizens around Europe resist against the terror and violence inflicted by theNational Socialists? How do we remember these resistance fighters today? And how could these people from history inspire us to stand up for human rights and just societies today?

How will this work?

In this Online laboratory, we will discuss and reflect about these questions through interactive
discussion methods, individual research, creativity and different reflection methods. We will create our own multimedia outputs around resistance against the Nazi regime through social media, video, interviews, Wikipedia articles, journalism or research. From 4-11 January 2021, we will invite 15 young people from around Europe to the online laboratory. Every day, we will meet for 3 hours in the afternoon via video on Zoom and in the morning you will have individual tasks to fulfill.

Zoom, but make it fun!

This is not university or school, we will make the video calls fun and engaging. We will,
among others, use methods of non-formal education, participatory discussion methods and Theater of the Oppressed.

Who can participate?

● Between 16 and 35 years old
● Living in the European Union or one of the following countries: Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Iceland, Kosovo, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia or Switzerland.
● Interested in history of National Socialism and nonviolent resistance against it
● Able to participate in the complete project
● Motivated to create follow-up projects
We explicitly encourage participants of all genders, sexual orientations, abilities, races and ethnic backgrounds to apply.

Who organises this?

SCI Austria is the Austrian branch of the peace organisation Service Civil International. We exist since 1947 and organise volunteering camps and international educational projects around peace and social justice. We are not affiliated with any political party or religion.

You can find out more about us on our website .
If you have any questions about the project, you can reach us at .
This online laboratory is part of the project “ Nonviolent European Resistance ” (nEures), which is funded by the European Union through the programme Europe.

How can I apply?

Fill out this application form until 6 December 2020 :
We will get back to you with the selection results until latest 15 December 2020.

N° of participants per event (3,5):
19 from Austria, 18 from Austria

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Pubblicato da SCI Austria su Martedì 10 novembre 2020