The Estonian Institute of Historical Memory invites history teachers, educators, youth workers and graduated students to participate in a Summer School about the history of crimes against humanity and human rights violations during and after the Second World War, which we will introduce from the perspective of Estonia’s experience. We will also focus on the topic of the Ukraine war, the mentality of the totalitarian regimes and the patterns they tend to repeat.

Together, we will visit memorial sites and museums, listen to interesting lectures in a free atmosphere, watch films on the topic, run workshops and discuss the importance of learning and teaching history. We will also exchange experiences and ideas of how to study and teach sensitive historical topics in an environment, where ideological values may clash. Click for more information!

Participation in the Summer School is free of charge. The organisers will cover all expenses in Estonia (accommodation, food, and transportation within the programme). The participants will cover their own travel expenses* to and from Tallinn.

The Summer School will be held in English on 24–29 July 2022.

There are a limited number of places available in the Summer School. The application deadline is 7 June 2022. The participants will be announced on 10 June.

For further questions please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Eli Pilve,

* Please do not purchase any travel tickets before the organisers have confirmed your participation in the Summer School. We strongly advise participants to get travel insurance that covers possible restrictions caused by the Covid-19 virus.