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Sound in the Silence je projekt spájajúci umenie, vzdelávanie a históriu. V rámci projektu sa mladí ľudia z rôznych krajín spolu so svojimi učiteľmi stretávajú na vybraných miestach Európy, ktoré sú zvlášť poznačené históriou 20. storočia.
Cieľom je motivovať mladú generáciu Európanov ku komplexnému pohľadu na zložitú spoločnú minulosť.


The Nation's Memory Institute, whose mission is to publicize information about the past of totalitarian regimes available and to preserve the memory of their crimes for the edification of living and future generations, strongly condemns the military aggression of the Russian Federation against democratic Ukraine.


On 22–24 September, participants of the educational project In Between? – Neighbours Meet in the Borderlands gathered in Berlin. Focused on discovering the heritage of border areas, the annual programme is delivered by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS).


Call for Applications for the Summer School in the Slovak–Polish Borderland

Application deadline is 15 July 2021

In Between? is an educational project for students interested in exploring the history of European borderland regions, organised by the European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS).


Desiaty ročník Festivalu slobody bude vzhľadom na aktuálnu epidemiologickú situáciu iný – hoci niektoré tradičné súčasti programu nie je možné uskutočniť, diskusie budú vysielané v rozhlase alebo cez internet. Program tak bude dostupnejší pre divákov, ktorí by pre rôzne okolnosti nemohli prísť osobne.


European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS) invites visual arts amateurs and professionals, fans of history, cultural anthropology, sociology aged 18 – 25 to apply for the online edition of the international project In Between? – Image and Memory, which focuses on the relations between visual arts and memory studies.


Complexities of the 20th-century explained to young audience in an interactive and engaging way – this is the main idea behind the 'Hi-story lessons' animations.


Hi-story lessons. Teaching & learning about 20th-century European history. Timelines" is a multilingual educational project with the aim of creating an interactive website, which supports the process of teaching and learning about the 20th-century European history.


On September 8–9, 2011, the international scientific conference Anti-Semitic Legislation in Slovakia and Europe was held on the ground of the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava. It was organized by the Nation's Memory Institute and the European Network of Remembrance and Solidarity in cooperation with the Department of Legal History of the Faculty of Law of Comenius University and the Department of General History of Faculty of Philosophy of Comenius University in Bratislava.


The third edition of European Remembrance Symposium was concluded with the final lecture given by Pieter Lagrou, a lecturer from Free University of Brussels. He stated that: We live in a situation of memory competition, in which we pay more or less attention to one or other memory. We have to make choices what memory we find more important, which doesn’t mean forgetting the other events.


Nation’s Memory Institute (Ústav pamäti národa, Slovakia) and European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (Warsaw) in collaboration with The Institute of National Remembrance (Poland), Study Centre for National Reconciliation (Slovenia), German Association for East European Studies (Germany) and Polish Embassy in Bratislava organized international scientific conference Political exile from Central and Eastern Europe. Motives, strategies, activities and perceptions of East and West, 1945-1989.Two-day conference took place at the Historical building of the National Council of the Slovak Republic in Bratislava in November 19 – 20, 2013. The conference was supported by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media upon a decision of the German parliament.


The second international European Remembrance symposium take place on 10-12 October in Berlin. Almost 200 representatives from 120 institutions and non-governmental organisations focussing on 20th-century history from 23 European countries discussed the form and nature of the contemporary culture of remembrance and associated historical education. The event was organised by European Network Remembrance and Solidarity, the Federal Foundation for the Reappraisal of the SED Dictatorship, and the European Solidarity Centre. Nations Memory Institute is one of the partners of this symphosium.


International and interdisciplinary conference

The European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (Warsaw) in collaboration with the Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE, Oldenburg), the Institute of Contemporary History (IfZ, Munich–Berlin), and the Slovak Institute of National Remembrance (UPN, Bratislava).


The publication “10 Years of the Nation’s Memory Institute“ written by Ivan A. Petranský, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Nation´s Memory Institute, describes the 10 years of the Institute’s existence. The representative publication provides information about the conditions of Institute’s foundation, its authorities, changes of its organizational structure, scientific projects, conferences, educational activities, audiovisual works and international cooperation. The publication contains a wide range of pictures and photos.

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International Documentary Film Festival

The main aim of the project is to publicize the interconnected historical events that shaped the face of Central Eastern European history, through visual and narrative techniques.


The aim of the international colloquium is to present the Iron Curtain by the historians coming from our partner countries, who should deal with then-current measures of protecting the borders with countries having a democratic form of government and characteristics that were special to their home land, as well as to present a selected case of a tragic attempt to overcome the Iron Curtain in their contributions.


Regional Identities under dictatorship and democracy in East Central Europe
Interdisciplinary conference in Berlin, 18-20th April 2012

The conference will focus on particular cultural and historical factors for the formation of identities and on the current identity discourses with their regional codes since 1945. For an analysis it seems to be appropriate to compare regions still present in memory as well as suppressed ones and nowadays rediscovered historical regions such as Galicia, Prussia, Silesia, Zips, Transylvania and Banat. The demarcation of borders and the divisions that these regions experienced in the 20th century stimulate a transnationally orientated view on differing national historical narratives.
Conference languages are English and German.


International Scientific Conference
Nation’s Memory Institute (Slovakia) and European Network Remembrance and Solidarity in cooperation with foreign partners Institute of National Remembrance (Poland), Institute for the History of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution (Hungary) and Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes (Czech Republic) and Slovak partners National Council of the Slovak Republic, Confederation of Political Prisoners of Slovakia and Political Prisoners – Association of Anti-Communist Resistance have the honour to invite you to an international scientific conference under the auspices of the Speaker of the National Council of the Slovak Republic Mr. Pavol Hrušovský Anti-Communist Resistance in Central and Eastern Europe.


Scientific Conference

The Nation´s Memory Institute in cooperation with Association Nation´s Memory, City of Bratislava, European Network of Remembrance and Solidarity and Nordost Institute has the honour to invite you on an international scientific conference under the auspices of the Mayor of Bratislava Mr. Andrej Ďurkovský Phenomenon Bratislava.

The goal of the conference therefore is to describe events that influenced the spirit of the city during the last century. Multiethnicity and uniqueness of the town gives good opportunity to research historical events and historical coherence, the development of social and demographic structures as well as religious and cultural heterogeneousness, repressive actions of totalitarian regimes against various groups of inhabitants and other socio-historical phenomena.

Date: September 21st – 22nd, 2010
Place: Primaciálny palác, Primaciálne námestie 1, Bratislava, Slovakia
R.S.V.P. until September 16th, 2010, +421/2/ 593 00 363,