International conference "The outcast from the power"

International conference "The outcast from the power"

The ENRS is glad to be one of the partners of the event, which takes place on October 29-31 in the Tirana National Museum.

The conference is devoted to one of the darkest periods of the "dictatorship of the proletariat", implemented by the Party of Labour of Albania in this country during 1949-1955. The main focus is on the deportation system during this period, the typology of camps and internment areas, the daily lives of people interned there as well as the use of forced labour. The discourse on the repressive part of the regime seems to be the most difficult topic of the current Albanian society when dealing with its communist past, as the lack of serious scientific studies about forced labour and deportation system as well as the absence of public memory of the communist regime show.

The programme of the conference includes the keynote lecture "Communist deportations and forced labor - the Polish experience. History and remembrance" by Dr Łukasz Kamiński, as well as nine panels on different topics such as totalitarianism in Albania and Eastern Europe, the system of prisons and labor camps in Albania (1945-1990), the legal point of view of the same as well as the collective memory of these events and its role in the current society.

Read the full programme here

 


 

Organizers:
The Authority for Information on Former State Security Documents
The Institute of History/Academy for Albanian Studies
The Institute of Study of Crimes and Consequences of Communism
The Institute for Integration of Persecuted People in Albania

Supporting institutions:
UNDP in Albania and the Government of Italy, in the framework of the project "Remembrance to Heal and Prevent"
The Konrad-Adenauer Foundation (KAS)
The European Network Remembrance and Solidarity (ENRS)
The National Historical Museum

Organizational Commitee:
Ms. Gentiana Sula- Chairwomen of AIDSSH
Prof. Dr. Beqir Meta -Institute of History/Academy of Albanian Studies
Mr. Brian Williams- UN Resident coordinator and UNDP Resident representative in Albania
Mr. Bernd Borchardt– Head of OSCE Presence in Albania
Ms. Raffaella Campanati – Representative, Italian Embassy
Mr. Çelo Hoxha - Vs. Director of the Institute of Study of Crimes and Consequences of Communism
Bilal Kola- Director of The Institute for Integration of Persecuted People in Albania
Mr. Dorian Koçi - Director of the National Historical Museum
Ms. Klaudia Zerva- Representative, KAS