"1990 / Year One. The democratic transformation in former Eastern Bloc countries" is an educational project, carried out in Poland, Germany, the Czech Republic and Lithuania, which aims to:


  • understand and bring closer the knowledge of the changes that took place in (and since) 1990 in the three neighbouring countries (forming a specific border region): Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia, and in Lithuania as a pars pro toto of Baltic countries,
  • to raise the awareness of the political, social and economic transformations that resulted from overcoming the communist past, and how the historical conflicts and new disputes that broke out in the context of national minorities (which have been denied rights by the communist authorities) were handled,
  • to make this knowledge available to all interested, especially to young people, with an indication of the conclusions, that we, contemporary Europeans, can draw from that history.

The project is implemented by the Krzyżowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe in cooperation with Paweł Włodkowic Institute (Poland), Stiftung Adam von Trott, Imshausen e.V. (Germany), Post Bellum (Czech Republic) and Anyksciu svietimo pagalbos tarnyba (Lithuania).


The project is implemented within the framework of the Europe for Citizens Programme - Strand 1. European Remembrance programme and is co-financed by the European Commission.



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