The ’50+30′ project refers to the remembrance of 80 years passing since the beginning of World War 2 (WW2).
The ’50+30′ project refers to the remembrance of 80 years passing since the beginning of World War 2 (WW2). The end of WW2 has led to 50 years of authoritarian regimes in many central and eastern European countries, culminating with the democratic revolutions of 1989. 30 years went on since then, and many citizens, especially youth, have a limited understanding of the implications of WW2 on Europe and in building a democratic EU.
Raise mass awareness on the key-dates of historical events using retrospective social media posts to commemorate the struggle during WW2 and against authoritarianism.
Vivify the remembrance of the WW2 history and monuments by setting up 10 different memorial walks in 10 countries involving a minimum of 200 participants.
Counter the rising populism in Europe by fostering remembrance with innovative digital tools, published as guidelines to target educational institutions.
During the remembrance walk, that took place in Vilnius, Lithuania, 3rd of July 2020, the 80th anniversary of the beginning of World War II was commemorated. We also remembered Europe’s democratic start and honoured people, who were killed during that time.