3rd Transnational Project Meeting for Opening Up Historiana

Fani Partsafyllidou Project Updates

The 3rd Transnational Project Meeting for Opening Up Historiana project took place in the Hague, the Netherlands, on September 12th-13th 2019. The partner organisations: EuroClio, Stockholmskällan, Museum of Slavonia, Institute for the study of totalitarian regimes, and Webtic met in order to discuss the development of the project and further develop the strategy to successfully bring the project to fruition. Ideas for new eLearning Tools were discussed, followed by two feedback sessions on them. Also the group contemplated on Partner pages, Source Collections, and eLearning Activities.

The tool that provides visual source with accompanying text on the side was seen in practice by all project partners. The teacher can annotate glossary or other information on selected text, or highlight parts of it in various colours. The student can make notes or answer questions regarding the text and then save his work or send it to the teacher. Finally, the teacher can access the student’s answer. Teachers’ feedback on this tool was that, while engaging, it is not easy to use as long as they cannot correct students’ answers on spot. Therefore, it is considered noteworthy possible development in the next stages of the project to support a Reviewing extension. Similarly, a future possibility to consider is the option to download text and annotations in PDF form.

This meeting will be followed up during the next Transnational Project Meeting, which will take place on January 22nd-24th 2020.

* Project implemented with the financial support of the CEF Telecom Programme of the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).


Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes

Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů

The aims and goals of the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes are:

  • To study and objectively evaluate the time of non-freedom and the time of communist totalitarian power, investigate the antidemocratic and criminal activity of state bodies, and its security services in particular, and the criminal activity of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia and other organizations based on its ideology
  • To analyze the causes and way of the democratic regime liquidation at the time of communist totalitarian power, document the involvement of Czech and foreign persons in supporting the communist regime and in resistance against it
  • To secure and make accessible to the public documents relating to the time of non-freedom and the time of communist totalitarian power, and to the activity of security services and the forms of persecution and resistance in particular, to transfer the acquired documents into the electronic form without unreasonable delay
  • To document Nazi and communist crimes
  • To acquaint the public with the results of its activity, and primarily publish information about the time of non-freedom, the time of communist totalitarian power, and about the deeds and fates of individuals; issue and spread publications, organize exhibitions, seminars, professional conferences and discussions
  • To cooperate with scientific, cultural, educational and other institutions for the purpose of exchanging information and experience relating to professional issues
  • To cooperate with foreign institutions and persons of similar orientation.