As in many countries, in Ukraine there are controversial historical contradictions that require public discussion and critical reflection. Live History Workshop aims to provide participants with the tools to kick off and conduct these discussions in a sensitive and fact-based manner. The mission is to increase the level of understanding in Ukrainian society about history and particular historical events, encourage a culture of critical thinking, create sensitivity to stories from many perspectives, and shape the network of active people who work with public history.
The program is a platform for mutual learning and rethinking, where each participant independently bears responsibility for their learning process and its outcomes. Participants implement projects that are tools for research on the history of alternative paths, the development of dialogue in local communities, and the implementation of changes on the ground. Live History Workshop offers several seminars all over Ukraine. A highlight of the educational process is the Live History Festival that gathers all participants and alumni for discussions, project presentations, and networking.
The program is implemented in cooperation with Insha Osvita in the scope of the project “Dialogue for Change” with the support of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Robert Bosch Foundation.