Cover Osteuropa 8/2005

In Osteuropa 8/2005

Building bridges to the neighbours
Transborder historical-political education in Saxony and Northern Bohemia

Daniel Kraft

Deutsche Fassung


Political education in border areas must operate across borders, and must be prepared to address controversial issues from the past. Only if it does this will it be able to make a significant contribution to dismantling prejudices and to European integration. By doing this it can help to strengthen the legitimacy of democracy during transformation, and also to help remove the obstacles to development which affect border areas. The numerous actors working in the border area need to be able to operate on a sound basis in terms of their finances and the content of their work, so they should be given support to help them build up a professional system of non-profit management.

(Osteuropa 8/2005, pp. 137–150)