European Network Remembrance and Solidarity Die Motte Foundation

Gdansk 2015 - about

Focus on the August Agreement from 1980 and Solidarity Movement


Photo: Magdalena Kraszewska / ENRS Archive
Photo: Magdalena Kraszewska / ENRS Archive

With the name “Gdansk Shipyard” one has to think immediately of Solidarity Movement. This part of the project will concentrate allowing participating youths to find out and compare the different paths taken to overthrow communist dictatorships. Students will learn about the peaceful attempts at changing the system and the painful consequence that followed. Through meetings with participants of 1980 strikes and by visiting the most important places of these events they will review and find out more about the changes that took place and how these changes reflected on the rest of Europe.