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Source: Koerber Foundation How do we as individuals and societies deal with the challenges of the global corona pandemic? Can a look at past crises help to better deal with the current one?

All over the world we learn how Corona not only has a massive impact on our present, but will also shape our future, because it seems to permeate all areas. More than 40 young Europeans aged 16 to 25 from 16 countries are devoting themselves to this situation in this year’s cross-border offer for EUSTORY award winners. As in previous years, the participants use history as a laboratory for international understanding. But how can such a laboratory function in times of corona-related travel restrictions and distance requirements? As part of the eCommemoration Campus 2020, the participants come together digitally and work on historical crises from different perspectives in three cross-border workspaces. The focus is not only on different historical crisis experiences, but also on the question of how crises affect different areas of life and groups: In the workspace » Home During Crisis – Stories of Losing, Leaving and Finding a Home “, the participants will use multimedia storytelling to approach the question of how the place” Home “can become the focal point of crises: as a safe place and a place of retreat, as Narrowing or threatening space, but also the complete loss of the home. In cooperation with the War Childhood Museum from Sarajevo, the workspace “Childhood During Crisis – Growing up in Difficult Times” is about addressing a group particularly affected by crises and about experiences of children in crisis in a virtual In the third workspace, “Hope in Difficult Times – How to Cope with Crises?”, the participants will use the approach of constructive journalism to address the question of how individuals and societies deal with crises and where crises may even act as catalysts for With the eCommemoration Campus 2020 “Beyond the Crisis”, the participants will develop new, interactive and participatory forms of remembrance culture and use the many digital possibilities of cross-border cooperation. In addition to virtual group rooms, so-called flipped classrooms, on the EUSTORY History Campus, the participants will come together at video conferences, learn digital working methods, deepen their digital skills and receive training in modern storytelling. At community events, more informal encounters focus on intercultural learning. As of December, the digital work results of the three eCommemoration Campus workspaces will be freely accessible to everyone. More information about the eCommemoration Campus is available here.

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