MAI+ – Memory Against Inhumanity: people with mental disorders under totalitarian regimes in Europe
Programme and call
EUROPE FOR CITIZENS – Strand 1, European Remembrance – Call for proposals 2017
The project stems from the awareness of the repeated denial of human rights that we still witness today, which continues to subject our society to the risk of a loss of the value of humanity as already experienced in the twentieth century. The travelling exhibition “Registered, persecuted, annihilated: The Sick and the Disabled under National Socialism” opened in Germany in 2014 serves as the inspiration for the project, which focuses on the inhuman persecution of mentally ill people during totalitarianism.
The aim of the project is to facilitate an intercultural and shared reflection on what has been the persecution of mentally ill people during European totalitarianism, not only to recover their memory, but also to guide, with the support of European professionals and bodies active in the field, young Europeans in a process of de-stigmatization of mental illness and suggest solutions for social inclusion in the present.
– Research conducted by European students on the subject;
– Organisation of 8 events including an initial and a final symposium, travelling exhibitions, performances of performing arts, workshops;
– Mobility of European students and young people;
– Production of videos, films and documentaries related to the project.
These are the main expected results:
– Activation of participation processes, in particular of groups at risk of social exclusion, which will benefit from the training experience of the project;
– Networking at transnational level between bodies and professionals in the sector;
– Reflection among citizens at European level on issues related to European memory and current social inclusion policies.
Direct: civil society organisations, survivors’ associations, researchers, experts, students, teachers, social workers, psychiatrists, historians
Indirect: families and school communities, other professionals and historical research bodies, local authorities, European institutions
NETFORPP EUROPE, Rome
The project boasts a partnership of 5 partners from 4 different European countries:
– NETFORPP EUROPE – Italy
– REIDA – Greece
– Academus d.o.o. – Slovenia
– Student Plus Foundation – Romania
– LICEUL CU PROGRAM SPORTIV SUCEAVA – Romania
The project had a duration of 18 months (1 September 2017 – 31 January 2019).
European Commission – DG Education and Culture