CHAPTER: Challenging Propaganda Through Remembrance. "Remembrance Week in Greece".
Description: The Remembrance Week in Greece is part of a wider list of activities within the frame of the European Project "Chapter: Challenging Propaganda Through Remembrance". The project gathers 25 representatives of organizations from 9 countries - Austria, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Catalunya and Bulgaria. Since 2014 Europe is facing the worst humanitarian crisis Since World War II. The majority of them fleeing from Syria and Libya, causing a crisis in humanitarian assistance by the Greek state and greater EU, due to years of economic and political turmoil. An in-depth analysis shows that current propaganda roots lay in pre-WWII propaganda and throughout, by totalitarian movements and regimes before the outbreak of the war, such as the Ioannis Metaxas regime in Greece.
Type of Work: Participants, supported and guided by the Remembrance Messengers, will implement different activities aimed at going in depth into the following key words/topics: Remembrance, Fear, Normalization, Propaganda and media, Nationalism, Hatred of the enemy, Grassroots media, Pacifism. A Set of Infographics will be created on the basis of the research participants will realize during the activity, focused on the following specific topics: History, Hate crimes, Fear, Propaganda, Gender, Freedom of speech, Nationalism, Normalization, Social Frustration.
Study Theme: The research part will be focused on propaganda during the WWI and pre WWII, Fear and normalization, connecting the features characterizing the public discourse before the 2 wars to the present day political movements of the far right in each project country. This will be done by comparing the results of researches implemented by each participant before getting to the Remembrance Week and by a series of other activities like: visits to Resistance museums, archives, significant historical places, meetings with experts, discussions among participants.
Accommodation: The volunteers from outside of Greece will be accommodated in Central Athens. Food will be provided. If you have special dietary needs (vegan, vegetarian, food allergies), please let us know.
Language: Greek, English, Spanish, Hungarian, German, Italian, Catalan, French, Polish, Bulgarian.
Requirements: Participants are required to bring to the Remembrance Week every material (soft and hard), pictures, fanzines, presentation, testimony that can give a contribution to the debate and to the research realization, according to the topics enlisted above.
Approximate Location: Central Athens
Notes: The project aims to cast a light on propaganda before and during WWII, focusing on its role to enforce the concept of “enemy” - from national and ethnic groups to political opponents and social groups. Moreover a special attention will be given to the role of grassroots media and peace organizations in challenging propaganda through innovative communication methodologies and tools. There will be partial reimbursement of travel costs. The costs for eventual Covid-19 test cannot be reimbursed. Please check current travel restrictions! For applying click on the link: https://forms.gle/RazzUTkdFYjTibz58