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International Study Tour: Dealing with the Past in Germany, Sept. 5-12, 2015, Germany

Publish Date: Jun 03, 2015

Deadline: Jun 21, 2015

Event Dates: from Sep 05, 2015 12:00 to Sep 12, 2015 12:00

Call for Applications: International Study Tour on History & Memory: Dealing with the Past in Germany. From September 05-12, the Robert Bosch Stiftung will be hosting a one-week intensive International Study Tour on History and Memory: Dealing with the Past in Germany. Fifteen international representatives of civil society organizations and journalists from all over the world are invited to Germany to participate in this unique week-long program on the topic of dealing with the past, commemorative cultures and politics of memory. The participants are practitioners, activists and experts from (post-) conflict and (post-) dictatorial societies who are seeking ways to deal with their past and who are interested in cross-border and transregional exchange on these issues. They will visit different sites of memory, meet representatives from politics, civil society and media, as well as witnesses and experts.

The Study Tour will provide all participants with the opportunity to learn more about Dealing with the Past in Germany with a focus on the Nazi regime and the communist regime in the GDR as well as the ensuing public discourses and to exchange and discuss experiences with participants from other post-conflict societies. Participants are expected to write a short reflection paper to be shared amongst participants after the end of the Study Tour.

Application requirements:

Robert Bosch Stiftung invites interested candidates to submit a complete application under the following link: Application for the "International Study Tour on History & Memory: Dealing with the Past in Germany"The closing date for applications is June 21, 2015.

To be considered, candidates will have to meet the following criteria:

  • Relevant work experience in a NGO or media organization covering issues related to dealing with the past, commemorative cultures and memory work.
  • Understand English without any problems and speak as well as write English fluently to participate in group discussions and to write a short reflection paper.
  • Being highly motivated to learn more about dealing with the past, open to a comparative learning experience and ready to actively engage with participants from other countries (prior knowledge about Germany is not required).

Robert Bosch Stiftung will cover travel to and from Germany, accommodation and other related costs for local travel, lunches and drinks.

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Patricia Degueldre at

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