The 6th edition of Memory Days – an online conference on Albania's communist past and legacy

Online event

On 19 – 26 February 2021 the sixth edition of Memory Days will be organized with a special focus on 30th anniversary of the fall of the dictator Hoxha’ statue, which symbolically means the fall of communist regime.

During this week-long event, the Albanian Institute for Democracy, Media and Culture (IDMC), in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS), in collaboration with other institutions, will present activities that strengthen the dialogue on the past and help share information about the communist regime in Albania.

These activities will include panel discussions, exhibitions, conferences, book presentations, visual museum displays, documentary screenings, commemorations for victims of communism, and more.

The keynote speech will be given by renowned Austrian historian, Prof. Oliver Schmitt, on February 19th from 17:30 – 18:00 (CET).

On February 23rd, between 10:10 and 10:30, the Platform of European Memory and Conscience (PEMC) will also present a travelling exhibition called “Totalitarianism in Europe” that pays tribute to loss of human life and ethnic and cultural diversity under totalitarian regimes in the 20th century.

For more information on the Memory Days conference and to view the full programme, please visit IDMC’s website.

The conference will be streamed on IDMC’s Facebook page

Languages: Albanian, English.