Calendar of Events

March 8 2009:

Concerning the Anniversaries of the peaceful, democratic struggle for a free and reunited Europe

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March 18 2009, European Parliament:

Speech by IICC/UOK Director Camilla Andersson

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April 2 2009, European Parliament:

Resolution on the crimes of Communism and totalitarian regimes

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May 3-10 2009, Kungsträdgården, Stockholm, Sweden:

“History behind the Iron Curtain”

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May 4-8 2009, Brazil:

“Além do Muro 1989-2009”

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May 22-24 2009, Bulgaria:

“1989 – Trauma or miracle?”

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May-August 2009, Latvia:

Campaign “Memories – Testimony of the Baltic Way”

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June 2009, Bulgaria:

“People’s Republic of Bulgaria”

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June-October 2009, Latvia:

Poster competition “Freedom as well”

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June-October 2009, Latvia:

Letter competition “The Baltic Way”

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June-November 2009, London:

Children of the Revolution 1989-2009

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July 2009, Latvia:

Online exhibition of photo project “The Baltic Way 1989-2009. How it happened.”

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July 2009, Latvia:

Launch of The Baltci Way website.

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July 2009:

The Baltic Way accepted as UNESCO Memory of the World.

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July-August 2009, Latvia:

“The Baltic Way and schools: in living memory”

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July 1-31 2009, Latvia:

Exhibition “The Baltic Way”

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July 29-August 2 2009, Latvia:

TV3 film cycle “Return to Europe. Latvia 1988-2008”.

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August 1-September 2009, Latvia:

“The Baltic Way that moved the world”

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August 11-14 2009, Latvia:

Youth project “Back for the Future!”

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August 19 2009, Hungary:

20th Anniversary of the Pan-European Picnic

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August 20 2009, Latvia:

“In Big Brother’s embrace”

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August 20 2009, Sweden:

Exhibition vernissage “Posters of the Velvet Revolution” / “Sammetsrevolutionens affischer”

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August 20-November 2009, Latvia:

“Baltic Way: Look from the side”

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August 21 2009, Latvia:

“Decadence of the occupation – the Baltic Way”

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August 21 2009, Latvia:

“The Baltic way is 20”

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August 21 2009, Latvia:

Postmarking the envelope dedicated to the 20th Anniversary of the Baltic Way

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August 21 2009, Latvia:

“For freedom, for independence, for democracy…”

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August 21-23 2009, Latvia:

Ceremonial events organized by the Baltic Assembly

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August 22-23 2009:

“The Baltic Chain Run”

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August 23 2009, Slovenia:

Public screening of “The Hidden Memory of Angela Vode”

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Memorial Afternoon “Let’s remember the Baltic Way rally 20 years ago”

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Presentation of the multimedia CD “The Popular Front of Latvia: the living history”

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

“The Way of Memory and Sorrow”

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Service in the Riga Cathedral

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Requiem to the victims of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact at the Freedom Monument, Riga, Latvia

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Ceremonial event in “Liktendarzs”

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Memorial Evening “Then, 20 years ago, and today…”

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Photography exhibition “Monument to Freedom”

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Exhibition “The Baltic Way is 20”

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Unveiling of the Latvian – Estonian border remembrance sign

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Unveiling of monument dedicated to the Baltic Way on the Latvian – Estonian border

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Remembrance event by bonfires “When flames of fire join hands”

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Remembrance event and concert

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Thematic day “Unity is power”

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Moment of Remembrance

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Film “The Baltics Awakes”

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Prayer for national unity in Riga Luther Church

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August 23 2009, Latvia:

Tornakalns joins hands

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August 23 2009, Sweden:

Commemoration event for the victims of Communism and National Socialism and celebration of the liberation from Communism

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August 23 2009, United States:

MRP anniversary/ Baltic Way solidarity events

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August-September 2009, Belgium:

Exhibition “Singing Revolution. Rebirth of Freedom.”

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September 1 2009, Poland:

Memorial Ceremony marking the 70th aniversary of the start of WWII

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September 8 2009, France:

“The Baltic Way: three countries hand in hand. Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania. 1989-2009”

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September 17-18 2009, Estonia:

“Coming to terms with the past as a foundation of democratization: 20 years since the disclosure of the secret protocols of the Nazi-Soviet Pact”

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September 18 2009, Sweden:

The 20th Anniversary of the Liberated and Reunited Europe

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September 19 2009, Sweden:

Film screening of “The Soviet Story”

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September 19 2009, Sweden:

Baltic Republics Day (Baltikumdagen)

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September 24-29 2009, Sweden:

Voices from the Czech Republic / Röster från Tjeckien

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September 27-29, Slovenia:

“European Conscience and Communism”

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September 29 2009:

The Crimes of Communism

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October 2009, Bulgaria:

Exhibition in Bulgaria celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the abolition of the Belene Labour Camp.

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October 6-7 2009, Czech Republic:

“Twenty Years After: Central and Eastern European Communist Regimes as a Shared Legacy”

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October 17 2009, Sweden:

Screening of “Citizen Havel”

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October 22-24 2009, Sweden:

Recasting the Peaceful Revolution of ´89

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November 2009, Bulgaria:

“The Totalitarianisms of 20th Century in Comparative Perspective. Do the new realities challenge traditional conceptions?”

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November 5 2009, Berlin:

U2 Concert at the Brandenburg Gate, 6:30 PM as part of MTV Europe Music Awards. Free tickets no longer available (disappeared within hours of announcement):

http://www.thelocal.de/society/20091028-22855.html

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November 9 2009, Berlin:

“The Festival of Freedom will begin with an open-air concert at the Pariser Platz by the Staatskapelle Berlin conducted by Daniel Barenboim. After the concert, the fall of the Berlin Wall will be symbolized by knocking over the dominos designed, which will be broadcast live in ZDF from 19:25 until 20.15. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend this extraordinary event.”

http://www.mauerfall09.de/en/portal/9-november/festival-of-freedom-to-celebrate-the-20th-anniversary-of-the-fall-of-the-berlin-wall.html

Domino Blocks for Berlin

Many other events in Berlin related to the anniversary can be found here.

Coming up in Prague, Czech Republic: November 17 Commemoration

Neo-Nazis are threatening to disrupt this event: News article

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