European Solidarity Centre Gdansk, Poland
Europen Museum Forum / Council of Europe Museum Prize 2016
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Discover History And Decide About The Future
The mission of this cultural institution is: “Discover history and decide about the future”. The heart of the ECS is an exhibition commemorating the Solidarnošć revolution and the fall of communism in Europe. The exhibition is the focal point of the works of the education centre, the science and research centre, the archive, the library and the media library. The ECS is also a public space, a venue for the meeting of the citizens who feel responsible for the development of democracy, and a zone for practicing solidarity and citizenship.
Basil Kerski is a German-Polish manager of culture, editor, publicist, and political scientist, of half Polish and half Iraqi descent. He studied political science and Slavic studies at the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 1998 he has been an editor-in-chief of the bilingual Polish-German journal DIALOG. He worked for the Aspen Institute Berlin, the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), the Social Science Research Centre (WZB) in Berlin, and the Bundestag. He authored more than twenty books analyzing history and politics.
Pre-conference online publication announcing the 2017 event