Partners meet at Iscte to prepare NOWALL project’s activities

Last September the Center for International Studies welcomed welcomed the partners of the “NOWALL: Europe and The Fall of the Berlin Wall project” for a kick-off meeting.

CEI-Iscte’s team coordinated by Professor Luis Nuno Rodrigues and representants from partner organizations Young Educators Europe, CAAT Projects (the Netherlands) and the University of Helsinki (Finland) set the workplan for the next months and the general guidelines for project management. The project’s activities will start in Portugal with an academic conference in November and afterwards in Germany, the Netherlands and Finland. The final meeting will be in Portugal.

The project

The project “From Helsinki to Berlin: Europe and the Fall of the Berlin Wall” supported by the European Commission – Europe for Citizens programme, aims to contribute to a better understanding of the role of European actors in the fall of the Berlin Wall, especially youth and students’ movements and non-governmental organizations in the period between the Helsinki Conference (1975) and the end of the Cold War. By promoting debate, knowledge dissemination and non-formal education activities around that historical process we also aim to encourage informed and responsible civic participation in the national and European Institutions and in transnational non-governmental organizations. The project will promote academic conferences, debates, workshops, non-formal education activities with students, teachers, researchers and the wider public in Portugal, Germany, Helsinki and the Netherlands, involving partners from the academia and civil society, especially youth organizations.