Watch again: European Remembrance Symposium in Tallinn

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The European Remembrance Symposium in Tallinn.
The European Remembrance Symposium in Tallinn. Source: Martin Dremljuga

Thursday is the third and final day of the ninth European Remembrance Symposium entitled 'Memory and Identity in Europe: Present and Future', hosted at the Tallinn Creative Hub (Kultuurikatel). The event brings together approximately 200 participants from all over the world and is being broadcast live by ERR News.

This year's event is dedicated to the role of 20th century history and historical memory in shaping contemporary European identity. A special place in the debates will be given to founding declarations, programs and best practices of institutions dealing with 20th century European history.

Issues related to history and commemoration of certain events and historical figures have become increasingly prominent in academic, political and public discourse. Various institutions with a wide range of activities strive to take part in shaping public perception of history on local, regional, national and transnational levels.

During a case studies session, speakers will share their experiences of conducting innovative projects, while those taking part in 'turbo presentations' will be given only 90 seconds to present their institutions or find partners for new initiatives.

The schedule (see below - ed) also includes visits to museums and memorials in Tallinn, as well cultural events, such as a concert by an Estonian electro-musician, singer and violinist Maarja Nuut.

Among the speakers are Constanze Itzel, director of House of European History (Brussels); Linda Kaljundi, history professor at the Estonian Academy of Arts; Dr Lukasz Kaminski, president of the Platform of European Memory and Conscience; Dr Kristina Ranki, director of Mannerheim Museum (Helsinki), and others.

Estonia has an observer status at the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, and the Estonian Institute of Historical Memory represents Estonia at the Network.

The symposium will last until Thursday and ERR News will provide live feeds from the event each day, which will be recorded also for future reference.

Day one's (Tuesday) events are in the video link below.

Day two's (Wednesday) events are below.

Day three (Thursday's) events are live-linked in the video below.


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Editor: Kristjan Kallaste, Andrew Whyte

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