PRESS RELEASES

Memory Days 2017, Opening Ceremony

16 November 2017

The majority of people in Albania feel that at least some aspects of life were better under the Communist regime. This conclusion was drawn from the results of an OSCE survey published in Albania last year (2016). On that account, IDMC in collaboration with Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) launched the 2nd edition of Memory Days.

IDMC and Konrad Adenauer Foundation launch project: Unë Dëshmoj

10 October 2017

IDMC with the support of Konrad Adeanuer Foundation (KAS) has launched its newest project, "UNË DËSHMOJ". In the frame of this project we have published interviews with contemporary witnesses of the dictatorship. These interviews started at the beginning of 2017 and by end of this year IDMC will publish 11 of them.

A Minute of Silence for the Women Executed, Killed, Imprisoned, Tortured and Persecuted during Communism

8 March 2017

The Platform wishes to draw attention to the fact that the Communist regime was excessively brutal to women. For political reasons, women were executed after staged trials or without trial, killed when trying to flee across the Iron Curtain, sent to prisons, concentration camps and forced labour camps where countless perished.

Conference & Workshop: Jews in Albania: Crossed Perspectives

27 January 2017

On January 27th, the Holocaust Memorial Day, was organized "Jews in Albania: Crossed Perspectives" activity. The first part was conceived as a scientific conference and the second day as a workshop with young people. This activity was organized by IDMC in the frame of the international project REMSHOA which is directed by the Italian university LUISS Guido Carli.

As stated in the main motivation of the Diploma of Gratitude, IDMC and Dr. Godole in particular have contributed to acknowledging the crimes committed against the Albanian people during the communist period and raised awareness of the younger generation about the hard times of their country.

Dr. Jonila Godole, Executive Director of IDMC, honored with Diploma of Gratitude

25 June 2016

According to the Institute for Eastern European History, the media play a key role in the processing of dictatorships and wars. They can make an important contribution in breaking the stereotypes and promoting a change in consciousness. They can also impede progress in different ways.

IDMC discussing: Media and the Process of Dealing with the Past in Eastern Europe

8 June 2016

The International Literature Festival, to be hosted in Tirana on October 29‒31, will introduce Albanian readers to writers from Austria, Germany, Italy, Kosovo, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, Serbia, Albania, and Switzerland.

International Literature Festival – Literature in Transit

29 October 2015

Announced in early June, Born in the '90s – Explore the Past, Create the Future, a creative competition for young people, has successfully crowned its ten winners in the following categories: Essay and Literature, Multimedia, and Visual Arts.

Winners announced for creative competition "Born in the '90s – Explore the Past, Create the Future!"

22 October 2015

Born in the '90s – Explore the Past, Create the Future creative competition is being organized on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the democratic changes in Albania.

Creative competition announcement: "Born in the '90s – Explore the Past, Create the Future!"

9 June 2015

Mrs Neubert has more than 30 years of experience looking after the files of the former East Germany Stasi secret police and reflecting on the past, which she was able to share with the Albanian public and several high-rank politicians on the occasion of her working visit on 17‒18 March 2015.

Visit of Mrs Hildigund Neubert, Deputy Chairwoman of Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)

17 March 2015

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