Prague, 6-7 October 2009

The Conference focused on the legacy of the non-democratic past of Central European countries. Taking into account the more common approaches stressing the radical nature of ruptures accompanying the demise of the communist regimes in the region, twenty years after the Fall, both the scientific community and the Central and Eastern European societies are probably ready to accept a more detailed account of prevailing – but also of transformed – social and political practices.

The Conference was based on an interdisciplinary or multi-disciplinary approach towards the late communist period of the 1980s and its legacy to present day. An institutionalised coming to terms with the past, as the key panel of the Conference, was brought forward through the comparative perspective of transitional justice.

The Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania was represented at the foregoing event by Mr. Marius Oprea, president, and Mr. Andrei Muraru, expert.

The Conference was organised by the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic in association with partner institutions from other countries, among which the Institute for the Investigation of Communist Crimes in Romania.

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