Habras lõim: Baltimaade lugu rahumeelseks tulevikuks

Project “Fragile Thread: Baltic Story for Peaceful Future (FRAT)”

                                                                                  

 

The project «Fragile Thread: Baltic Story for Peaceful Future (FRAT)» was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme "Europe for Citizens"

 

 
Project website  www.baltijosistorija.lt

 

Duration of the project – 01/09/2014 – 01/09/2015

Project partners:

Viljandi Gümnaasium, Viljandi, Eesti;

Tallinna Läänemere Gümnaasium, Talllinn, Eesti; http://www.laanemere.tln.edu.ee/index.php/et/

The Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania, Vilnius, Leedu; http://genocid.lt/centras/en/

Vilniaus Karoliniškių gimnazija, Vilnius, Leedu;  http://www.vkg.vilnius.lm.lt/vkg/

Vilniaus Aleksandro Puškino vidurinė mokykla, Vilnius, Leedu; http://www.puskino.vilnius.lm.lt/

Vytauto Didžiojo pagrindinė mokykla, Jurbarkas, Leedu; http://jvdm.lt/lt/index.php

25 Riga Secondary School, Riia, Läti; http://r25vsk.edu.lv/

Rigas 89 vidusskola, Riia, Läti. http://r89vsk.lv/about_us

Project coordinaator:

The Studio For Self- Awareness and Self- Realization, Kaunas, Leedu - www.playbackteatras.lt

 

Participants of the project – pupils from Russian speaking schools, pupils from the local native speaking schools in Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia and their teachers. History experts, artists, educators and PT mentors will support project’s methodology and quality.

The main goal of the project – to recall recent historical past of the Baltic countries in order to foster consciousness in youth society and create strong inner assumptions for the peaceful future. Project will invite young generation of different nationalities, among them Russians, of Baltic countries to reflect common history of communist regime in Baltic States (BS) by exploring EU values, opening 10 years perspective from the painful past in USSR towards harmonious EU future.

 

Activities – Initial meeting: Playback Theatre Workshop creates the secure area to explore an issue by sharing personal attitudes, feelings and stories, by reflecting, discussing and learning. Pupils and teachers after sharing recent Baltic history in the light of today’s EU values will be inspired to extend their discoveries to their communities: youth will organize Flash Mob in their schools, teachers will coordinate network activities using project’s on-line Educational Manual with the neighbour schools.

Art-installation reveals soviet times in context of EU values comparing life before independence and today by using ‘Time Machine’ simulation; debates in classrooms will reflect imposed ‘communism’ values and importance of common human values for future; pupils Creative Writing Competition will be organized and Story Book published.

 

The first project Workshop was held from 7th to 9th October, 2014 in Lithuania.

 

30 people from three Baltic countries have met together to explore our  recent history. Three active days in Lithuanian countryside sharing, feeling, playing, working together. Participants shared opinions and insights of problems their countries have met during soviet regime.

Collective memory of recent common Baltic history based on Europe Union identity, culture and human values was discussed.

The main intention of the project is to recall recent historical past of the Baltic countries in order to foster consciousness in youth society and create strong inner assumptions for the peaceful future.

Teachers and pupils from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania met in Playback Theatre Workshop to discuss project objectives and topic. People speaking in 4 ethnic languages explored mutual history together focusing on values which have been trampled in soviet regime.

 

“The most I liked – the languages Balul – what we had here. Russian, English, Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian. Atmosphere is cosy and friendly. I had a lot of new friends. Very interesting and positive experience to meet with Russian schools pupils.  

I enjoyed the evenings when we talked all together about experiences and opinions about soviet union life. First it is good to understand our teachers/parents behaviour, why they do some things. Secondary it made me very happy to live in here, Europe in democracy” – after workshop said Kerly from Viljandi, Estonia.

 

“These 3 days inspired me to think about other projects, to try to do some projects. I have found many interesting facts about Soviet Time. It was exciting change of memories, ideas. Thank you for all activities, I found them interesting and useful for school/lessons. I will use them in my school life” – shared teacher from Tallinn Oksana.

Some pictures from the first meeting. The first meeting document you can read here:

 

 

The project «Fragile Thread: Baltic Story for Peaceful Future (FRAT)» was funded with the support of the European Union under the Programme "Europe for Citizens"

 

                                                                      

Applicable to the Strand 2 – Measure 2.2 "Networks of Towns"

Measure 2.3 "Civil Society Projects"

Strand1 – "European Rememberance"


Event 1

Participation: The event involved 29 citizens, including 8 participants from the city of Riga (Latvia), 4 participants from the city of Tallinn (Estonia),  4 participants from the city of Viljandi (Estonia), 5 participants from the city of Jurbarkas (Lithuania),  8 participants from the city of Vilnius (Lithuania).   

Location/ Dates: The event took placein Klumpes viensedis, Seredziaus sen. Jurbarko r. Kauno ap., Lithuania, from 07/10/2014 to 09/10/2014.

Short description:  The aim of the first event was to discuss project objectives and theme point-by-point by using a new tool for participants-Playback Theatre. Participants speaking in 4 ethnic languages have been exploring mutual history together focusing on values which have been trampled.

28 teachers and pupils from schools in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania met in Playback Theatre Workshop in Lithuania for 3 days: two generations: teachers- witnesses of communism regime and youngsters explored basic human values we mind in Europe Union in safe and involving frame. Working languages was: English and Russian.

Youth leaders and teachers from 7 schools: Vilniaus Karoliniskiu Gymnasium; Vilniaus Aleksandro Puskino vidurine mokykla; Tallinna Läänemere Gümnaasium; Vytauto Didziojo pagrindine mokykla; Viljandi Gümnaasium; 25 Riga Secondary School; Rigas 89 vidusskola - met together in Playback Theatre Workshop using personal stories, feelings, attitudes, and their understanding of benefit being a part of Europe Union. Youth leaders created the ideas for social activity Flash Mob in their schools, which is going to be organized in 11 May, 2015; teachers planned the project events and dissemination activities, discussed the activities of networking while using Educational Manual in 'Class Hours' which will be created in project.

 
Newsletter Winter 2015