Memory Days VI



















Dear friends and colleagues,


hoping that you are doing well during this hard times of pandemic, it is our great pleasure to invite you to save the dates of the sixth edition of MEMORY DAYS, 19–26 February 2021. MEMORY DAYS is an annual activity of the Institute for Democracy, Media and Culture (IDMC) in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) since October 2016.

This year marks the 30 anniversary of falling the statue of the dictator Enver Hoxha, which symbolizes the fall of the totalitarian regime in Albania. Did the communist dictatorship which lasted for half century, fall after this "popular revolution"? What were the challenges of the transitional justice for the punishment of the communism crimes? What have been the politics of remembrance during these decades and how do they influence the Albanians approach on this dark part of history? There will be different activities and experts of the field to give answer to these questions. The keynote speaker of this edition is going to be the famous historian from Austria, Prof. Dr. Oliver Schmitt.

During this week, IDMC and KAS, in collaboration with ISKK, Austrian Embassy in Albania,, organizations of Former Persecuted and other actors in the field, will bring activities that strengthen the dialogue on the past and help sharing knowledge about the communist regime, such as: forum discussions, exhibitions, study visits in Memory Places, movies and documentaries screening, publications presentation etc.

We continue the tradition from previous editions, welcoming your project proposals related to the motto of this year, until 10th January 2021.


The variety of activities of this edition include:

  • Opening Ceremony of MEMORY DAYS, IDMC, 19 February
  • Online Forum: "Do we know the communist regime better?", IDMC, 19 February
  • Exhibition, IDMC, 20 February
  • Documentary screening: "From Scanderbeg to Enver Hoxha" (1984), Paul Lendvai, Austrian Embassy in Albania
  • Study visit in Memory Places, IDMC + KAS + Former political persecuted organizations
  • Presentation of the study on communist regime, ISKK
  • Presentation of the digital map, KAS +
  • Round table: "30 years after the communist regime", KAS + ISP
  • Presentation of publication: "Genocide on 'kulak'", KAS + Anticommunists
  • Study presentation: "Do the movies of former Kinostudio represent propaganda or national wealth?", IDMC
  • Forum discussion: "Propaganda, fake news and disinformation to undermine democracy", IDMC
  • Etc.


Information about "Memory Days" activities:



For more information on previous editions of MEMORY DAYS, visit 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020.

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Best regards,

IDMC Staff

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