By Franka, volunteer from Passau

I participated in the Ideathon in Georgia, which was part of the project „Remember to Act“.

The meeting took place in Tbilisi in a former factory that has been converted into a hostel and a creative space. Together with the other participants, I worked on the implementation of our idea to promote remembrance culture in our countries. During the workshop we created an action plan and had several inputs on project and time management, social media presence and the concept of the elevator pitch. During the Ideathon, we had the opportunity to put these concepts into practice.

It was fascinating to work with other young people from Georgia and Azerbaijan. We discovered many similarities and differences in our cultures and talked a lot about the historical aspects and approaches to remembrance culture.

My personal highlight was the city tour in Tbilisi where we visited several places, statues and monuments. The architecture, with both old and modern buildings, was impressive. One of our last stops was the Museum of Occupation to learn about the history of Georgia. I didn’t know much about Tbilisi before the trip, so I was amazed and grateful to have the opportunity to discover another part of the world due to the Ideathon.