Call for participants

About the Forum: The International Forum will take place from February 14 until February 18, 2022. It will be both an online and in-person event:

February 14, 2022

  • How did 1989 change Europe? 16:00 h – 17:00 h (CET)

The first session will give general introduction to the topic. The participants of the Forum will see the educational film “How did 1989 change Europe?”

  • 1989 and photography: democratic revolutions through the lenses 17:30 h – 19:00 h (CET)

The participants of the Forum will have a chance to see digital exhibitions dedicated to the democratic revolutions in different European countries. Relevant photographers will share their professional and personal experience of 1989.

February 15, 2022

  • Teaching revolutions: educational challenges and correlations 16:00 h – 17:00 h (CET)

The participants of the Forum will have an opportunity to compare the challenges of teaching about the democratic revolutions in Europe. The third session will explore the place 1989 holds in the culture of remembrance of different European countries.

  • 1989 and mass media: the revolution was televised 17:30 h – 19:00 h (CET)

This session will explore the social and political impact of television during the democratic changes of 1989 in different European countries. The participants will be presented selected TV archives from various European countries.

February 17, 2022

  • “The democratic revolutions of 1989 in art and everyday life” 19:00 h – 21:00 h (CET)

This session will gather stake-holders from the field of history and civic education in person in Vienna, Austria, to present them the educational film “How did 1989 change Europe?” and the manual with didactic materials “1989: a lesson from the past”, both made in the scope of this project.

A discussion will explore the place that the democratic revolutions of 1989 hold today in everyday life and the art scene in Europe.

The session will be streamed on Zoom for the participants of the Forum. They will have the chance to ask the speakers in Vienna additional questions and comment on the discussion.

You are welcome to join the Forum online on Zoom. You will get the Zoom link after you register.

Who can apply: anyone interested in the topic. The Forum will be held in English.

How to register: You can register for participation in the Forum via the link:


You can find more information about the Forum and the project in the info pack bellow.

The International Forum is part of the project “Reshaping the image of democratic revolutions 1989: European contemporary perspectives and forgotten lessons from the past”. The project seeks to remind European citizens about the democratic revolutions 1989-1990 as a period of arduous struggles for pluralistic democracy and peaceful coexistence in Europe with the aim to strengthen the contemporary commitment of the European citizens to the preservation of democratic pluralism and democratic institutions. Follow us on Instagram: @reshaping1989

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask at: diana.todorova@documenta.hr

The project is co-financed by the European Union through the program “Europe for Citizens”.