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The project bases its activities on two topics which are strictly interconnected when it comes to Memories of Totalitarian regimes and armed conflicts: CHILDHOOD and EVERYDAY LIFE under totalitarian regimes and war. The stories of everyday life of people that suffered under regimes/war can be essential in helping new generations to better understand the consequences of brutal and anti-human regimes.

The aim is to stimulate the reflection of young people from 4 different countries on how the totalitarian regimes in Europe and armed conflicts in Bosnia affected the way of life of children, so as to better understand the brutality of those systems, to understand and appreciate the benefits and rights that are given by peaceful and democratic Europe, as well as to commemorate and pass on the stories of the victims of these crimes.


The objectives will be achieved through different activities:

  • collection of micro-stories in each involved country about personal experiences and the life of ordinary people who lived their childhood under totalitarian regimes;
  • implementation of “Twinning through History” activities by involving young participants;
  • meeting between students and witnesses: people who lived their childhood under Communism, Fascism in Italy and Civil War;
  • organization of public events, such us reading of stories, visiting of places that marked the life of witnesses;
  • realisation of a documentary films about micro-stories to be shown at the Sarajevo Film Festival and production of an e-book to disseminate the stories also in other countries.

Six events been carried out during the project. Download the document to find out more.