November 11, 1918, saw the end of an unprecedented, man-made catastrophe that has become a key issue in the understanding of Europe’s past and present: The First World War. Although torn apart by mass crimes against humanity, genocides and yet another global war, modern Europe has found the means to pave the way for international respect, cooperation and peace during the decades that have followed.
Against this background, the interdisciplinary project “Transforming Europe: Word War I and Its Consequences 1918 – 2018” was designed for secondary students from the Czech Republic (CZ), Germany (DE), Denmark (DK), Croatia (HR), the Netherlands (NL) and Poland (PL) with the overall aim of enabling young people between 14 and 18 to discover the interconnectedness of history and modern politics and the timeless ethical and cultural lessons that can be learned from WWI literature, science and art.
In practice, students collaborated within this project in a number of different ways, through blog writing, debates, recitals, role plays and film-making, culminating in the Versailles-treaty themed ‘Model United Nations’ simulation, the recording of which is linked to below.
Causes and events posters
Closing ceremony programme
Draft on War Guilt
Draft Resolutions Reparations
Draft Resolutions Territorial Disputes
Draft Resolutions The League of Nations
Erasmus Logo Competion
Position Papers on Reparations
Position Papers on Territorial Disputes
Position Papers on The League of Nations
Position Papers on War Guilt