European Observatory on Memories (EUROM) - University of Barcelona Solidarity Foundation
Barcelona, Spain
  • European Observatory on Memories (EUROM)
    , 2021
    This is a remote volunteer opportunity.
    Since 2012, the Fundació Solidaritat UB (University of Barcelona Solidarity Foundation) has been working to develop the European Observatory on Memories (EUROM), a network that gathers 51 partners from the EU and beyond. Its aim is analyzing remembrance policies and promoting the access of citizens to memorial processes. So far, the EUROM has developed an intensive program of activities including analysis and debates as well as participatory activities opened to the public for the dissemination of the multiple European memories. In 2019 together with the European Commission and the European Parliament, EUROM organized a meeting in Paris that gathered more than 80 representatives from different organizations to take stock of the European memory policies. Moreover, every year EUROM publishes the “Observing Memories” magazine, with articles from worldwide experts in the field of memory policies and interviews with representatives of the EU institutions. The person in charge of supervising the CU volunteer will be EUROM Coordinator and the Alliance for Historical Dialogue and Accountability Program (AHDA) alumnus Oriol López-Badell.


    Volunteer Responsibilities

    Tasks for the student volunteer:
    1. To process EUROM data and to contribute it to the Mapping Historical Dialogue Project (MHDP):
    2. The contribution to this digital map will include collecting and processing information from EUROM network partners in order to enlarge AHDA’s database. The volunteer will act as the liaison between EUROM and Columbia University for this purpose.
    3. To visualize and to connect EUROM projects addressing issues relating to historical dialogues, historical and transitional justice, human rights, and public and social memory.
    4. To learn about the issues of memory and preservation of history, fascism in Barcelona and Spain and discovering causes and consequences of Spanish Civil War.
    5. To contribute in creating content for the EUROM website as well as editing texts in English language.
    6. To help in organizing local or international activities and events.
    7. Contribute to the EUROM research for the Racial Redress network in Europe
    Selection criteria:
    • Interest in research related to historical dialogue, history, human rights, peacebuilding and similar
    • Access to internet and availability to connect to EUROM staff on a regular basis
    • Understand/speak/read/write in Spanish
    • Availability to commit for a period of 8 weeks
    • Availability to connect to the EUROM team during the Central European Standard time
    • Availability June - beginning of August (EUROM is closed in August)

    Application Details

    To apply, students should email a cover letter and resume to with the subject line “SVP application - [Name of Organization].” Please submit your application as soon as possible but no later than March 15, 2021. Please indicate the organization(s) that you are interested in working with, and the relevance of this work to your studies. Applications and interview results will then be sent to the hosting organizations, which may request interviews. Final decisions will be announced by end of May.