Learning from the Past: How to mediate historical topics in civic education

It is our pleasure to invite you to join an educational project for Czech and German youth workers and teachers of history and civic education. During two seminars the participants will visit several places of memory and will be trained in effective and attractive methods of teaching about the tragic events of the 20th century and the emergence of totalitarian regimes.

The project consists of two seminars (2 x 6 days)

Potsdam, Germany (1. 4. - 6. 4. 2019)
Jáchymov, Czech Republic (27. 9. - 2. 10. 2019)

The programme of both seminars includes

  • Examples of specific methods of working with youth directly at places of memory associated with the Nazi and Communist regimes (eg the Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, the Berlin-Hohenschönhausen Memorial, the national cultural monument Red Tower of Death, the former labour camps around the uranium mines near Jachymov and others);
  • Expert workshops dedicated to the adoption of new methods of working with youth;
  • Working groups dedicated to sharing experience from practice in Germany and the Czech Republic;
  • Meeting with witnesses while using the oral history method. 

Participants and applications

The application is open for both experienced and less experience:

Czech and German high school teachers of civic education and history interested in non-formal education methods

Czech and German youth workers focused on teaching about modern history of the Czech Republic and Germany

We have managed to increase the capacity of our seminars and the applications are extended till 10 March 2019.

Participants will be selected based on their motivation and answer to the question: “What is the purpose of working with places of memory in education?” The working language of both seminars is English. The participants will receive a certificate of training in innovative methods of non-formal education. The participation fee for German participants is EUR 150,-. The organizers cover travel expenses, accommodation, meals and the programme at both seminars.


The project is prepared by EUTIS, o.p.s. in association with Političtí vězni.cz and BBAG Potsdam. The project is co-financed from the Erasmus+ programme.


Kateřina Šustrová and Michael Murad: akce@eutis.cz