dig­i­tal // memory

Remembering the past digitally

What happens when there are no witnesses left? The Foundation “Remembrance, Responsibility and Future” (EVZ) promotes new digital formats for historical-political education, an effort that we have accompanied and supported.

The chal­lenge

Dig­i­tal his­tor­i­cal-polit­i­cal edu­ca­tion is a rapid­ly devel­op­ing field. Engag­ing web­sites and dig­i­tized archives are a mat­ter of course today. But which for­mats will be need­ed in the future? Where can dig­i­tal wit­ness­es be used and where can aug­ment­ed real­i­ty projects work? And what do the inno­v­a­tive actors in his­tor­i­cal-polit­i­cal edu­ca­tion actu­al­ly need to do in order to secure fund­ing? Which new coop­er­a­tions must be set up so that dig­i­tal projects can be imple­ment­ed? And even more impor­tant­ly, how can dig­i­tal projects with his­tor­i­cal con­tent fos­ter a dis­course that pro­motes democracy?

Our approach

The EVZ would like to adver­tise its new fund­ing pro­gram in Poland and Ger­many. There­fore, it is essen­tial first to under­stand what work is already being done in both coun­tries. Only then will it be pos­si­ble to pro­vide mean­ing­ful sup­port for the foun­da­tion and the projects.

The result

The EVZ sup­port pro­gram dig­i­tal // mem­o­ry will be launched in the autumn 2019 with a series of inno­v­a­tive dig­i­tal projects in Ger­many and Poland. We exten­sive­ly sur­veyed the sit­u­a­tion in both coun­tries and, togeth­er with actors the dig­i­tal scene and peo­ple who do remem­brance work, we devel­oped cre­ative project ideas and defined the con­di­tions for their suc­cess. We accom­pa­ny the pro­gram and sup­port the var­i­ous fund­ing recip­i­ents in imple­ment­ing their projects through capac­i­ty build­ing and net­work­ing. We eval­u­ate the pro­gram on an ongo­ing basis and advise the Foun­da­tion EVZ on the fur­ther devel­op­ment of its other dig­i­tal grant programs.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion can be found on the EVZ project web­site.


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