Balticness

what is it?


laboratory of identity


cultural
heritage


cultural
exchange


historical
heritage


future
region

THE MAIN AIM OF PROJECT

Youth and future generation involvement becomes a more and more prominent issue fot Baltic Sea Region politics, development and identity. In responde to this challenge the Young People Network for Balticness ( YoPeNET ) aims at establishing long-term cooperation among partners in the Baltic Sea region, with the purpose of educating and supporting the voice of young people in the critical dialogue concerning history, cultural heritage, regional identity and the future of the Baltic Sea Region.

PROJECT FUNDED THROUGHT PROJECT SUPPORT FACILITY ( PSF ) OF THE COUNCIL OF THE BALTIC SEA STATES.

EDUCATION
platform

First, the YoPeNET project aims at establishing long-term cooperation among partners in the region, with the purpose of educating and supporting the voice of young people in a critical dialogue on the cultural memory and historical heritage as components of BSR identity. In order to achieve this goal, the project consortium will innovate and expand on the existing regional summer school formats through inclouding participation of secondary and tertiary level students

communication platform

The YoPeNET gives a chance for communication and exchange with the broadest possible involvement of the young people, like webinars, on-line and on-site meetings. Particular attention is paid to designing a strategy for continual summer school series for the secondary and tertiary level students, with an aim to build both virtual and real spaces for education and peer-to-peer learning activities.



BALTICNESS

After 1989, the Baltic Sea region (BSR) became a space for the reconfiguration of national identities in an increasingly transnational setting. More than in previous decades it has become a kind of a contact zone and sometimes is conceived of as a laboratory for the postnational forging of identities (Olesen 2012). However, the past of the area is perhaps most concisely encapsulated in the observation that “throughout history, the Baltic has been a sea of conflicts and dividing lines” (Stråth 2000: 199). This has a long-lasting bearing on the cultural memories in the region nurtured by peoples and states in the Baltic Sea area. The situation has made it utterly difficult to conceive of a common identification framework – Balticness – that could become a regional marker of identity in the future.



our
partners

Partnership constellation.  

The partnership enables to bridge the East-West gap among the young people through dialogue with partners in Belarus, Russia, Denmark, Germany, Sweden and Poland. All partners have experience with intergenerational dialogue between secondary and tertiary level students.

dr hab Kazimierz Musiał

university of gdańsk

dr Magdalena Muszel

fundacja zatoka

dr Grzegorz Piotrowski

european solidarity centre

dr Aleksander Drost

UNIVERSITY OF

GREIFSWALD

Lizaveta Dubinka-Hushcha, PhD

BELADANIA

prof Joakim Ekman

Södertörn University

 

Natalaya Milyavskaya, PhD

immanuel kant baltic federal 

university

General
Inquiries

Project Coordinator :                          dr hab. Kazimierz Musiał           

kazimierz.musial@ug.edu.pl
+48 605 744 150

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