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February 20 @ 9:30 am - February 27 @ 2:00 pm

Memory Days 2019, 20 – 27 February (4th edition)

MEMORY DAYS 2019 (4th edition)
20 – 27 FEBRUARY

On 20 – 27 February 2019 the fourth edition of MEMORY DAYS will be organized on occasion of 28th anniversary of the fall of the statue of the dictator, Enver Hoxha, on 20th February 1991, which symbolically marks the fall of the dictatorship in Albania and to commemorate 22 intellectuals shot without trial on the pretext of the so-called “Soviet bomb”. MEMORY DAYS is project initiated by the Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture (IDMC) in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS) since 2016. During MEMORY DAYS 2019, IDMC and KAS, in collaboration with other actors in the field of dealing with the past, such as the OSCE Presence in Albania, AIDSSH, ISKK, etc., will organize different activities aimed at raising awareness in Albanian society about the consequences of the dictatorship’s crimes, and at strengthening dialogue about the past.


Languages: Albanian, English, German

WEDNESDAY, 20 FEBRUARY 09:30 – 14:00
Opening Ceremony of MEMORY DAYS 2019 by IDMC & KAS
Book Presentations by IDMC & ISKK
Venue: Tirana International Hotel, Balsha Room

THURSDAY, 21 FEBRUARY 11:00 – 13:00
Discussion forum: “Anti-communism in Albania: History & Current Situation” by KAS & SHAKPPSH
Venue: St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Shkodra

FRIDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 09:30 – 13:00
Symposium: “Current Approaches to Communism” by IDMC
Venue: Tirana International Hotel, Abret Room

FRIDAY, 22 FEBRUARY 12:00 – 14:00
Forum with Students: “Memory & Democracy” by KAS & ISP & jugunews
Venue: “Eqerem Cabej” University, Gjirokastra

SATURDAY, 23 FEBRUARY 09:30 – 12:00
Different Approaches to Learning History by IDMC
Venue: tbc

MONDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 11:00 – 14:30
Conference on the Material Heritage of Communism by KAS & ISKK
Venue: Tirana International Hotel, Abret Room

MONDAY, 25 FEBRUARY 17:00 – 19:00
“Who is the Hero?” – Documentary Screening by OSCE
Venue: ArTurbina Theater

TUESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 10:00–12:00
“Mall për me Këndue” – Documentary Screening by kujto.al & KAS
Venue: Konrad Adenauer Hall, Faculty of History

TUESDAY, 26 FEBRUARY 11:00 – 13:00
Commemorative Ceremony for 26 February 1951 by ISKK, IDMC & KAS
Time tbc

WEDNESDAY, 27 FEBRUARY 09:30 –12:00
SIGURIMI & Class Struggle in Sport by IDMC & AIDSSH
Venue: Tirana International Hotel, Teuta Room

For more information about MEMORY DAYS 2019 visit: https://idmc.al/en/memory-days-19.html

Matilda Karçanaj, IDMC Project Coordinator,
[email protected]
Klaudja Zerva, KAS Project Coordinator,
[email protected]


Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture (IDMC)
Address: Bardhok Biba Street, Entrance A,
Trema Building, 11th Fl., Apt. 36, Tirana, Albania

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)
Address: “Dëshmorët e Kombit” Blvd.
Twin Tower 1, 11th Fl., Tirana, Albania


• OSCE Presence in Albania
• Institute for the Studies of the Crimes and Consequences of Communism
• Albanian Association of History Teachers
• Authority for Information on Former State Security Documents
• The Anti Communist Association of Political Persecuted of Albania
• kujto.al foundation
• Institute for Political Studies (ISP)
• Jugunews
• others tbc


Rr. Bardhok Biba, Hyrja A, Kati 11, Ap 35
Tirana, Albania
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