Kongres Współpracy Transgranicznej Lublin


Oct 09 2023


10:15 - 11:00

Youth 2023
dialogue Edwin Bendyk – Konstanty Gebert

Edwin Bendyk – journalist, columnist and writer, expert in the civilization issues, and the impact of technology on society. Head of the science section in the “Polityka” weekly. President of the Stefan Batory Foundation. Member of the Polish PEN Club and the European Council on Foreign Affairs.
Konstanty Gebert – psychologist, translator, journalist, writer, academic teacher, prominent expert on Israel and Jewish issues. Since 2011, director of the Warsaw office of the European Council on Foreign Affairs. During the communist regime in Poland, he was a collaborator of The Workers’ Defense Committee (KOR) and an editor of the underground press.

Krzysztof Stanowski – Head of International Cooperation Centre, Lublin City Hall

We will try to pause on the following issues during short lectures: How to talk about the past for fear not to move past trauma or escalate over-the-top approaches? How to influence the collective memory discourse while ongoing aggression against Ukraine? What historical education does Europe require today? How can Ukrainian society be supported after experiencing long-term stress, armed conflict and ferocity?
We will approach ways to cope with similar traumatic experiences in other parts of the world and contemporary multifaceted occurrences and methods including psychological and sociological support. We will try to outline feasible challenges and forward-looking solutions that the Ukrainian community and also the Polish one can foresee amidst a war-traumatized society, jointly overcome the blind alley and passivity to avoid the victim mentality condition. 2023 marks a number of significant and momentous landmark anniversaries that ground for political debates on inconvenient history. It may be highly thought-provoking towards public welfare for generations to come.



The action is organised under the Bilateral Initiative “Youth for the City, City for Youth – projects and initiatives involving and including local communities” supported by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, through the EEA and Norway Grants 2014-2021.

Simultaneous translation into PL-EN-UA;
live broadcast on a streaming platform into EN

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