The project “From Helsinki to Berlin: Europe and the Fall of the Berlin Wall” is supported by the European Commission – Europe for Citizens programme for 2019-2020, and it 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.
The project is led by professor Luís Nuno Rodrigues, Iscte – University Institute Lisbon.
Partners: The Center for International Studies (CEI-IUL) at ISCTE-IUL, Young Educators Europe (Portugal, Germany and Helsinki), the Willy Brandt Foundation (Germany), CAAT Projects (Netherlands) and the University of Helsinki (Finland).