Through its commitment over many years, the IBB is a major contact point for the remembrance of Chernobyl. The effects of the nuclear catastrophe can still be experienced today and got new urgency by the accident at Fukushima. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the catastrophe at Chernobyl, the IBB organised a travelling exhibition at more than 50 locations in Germany.
The wave of international solidarity created by Chernobyl is a lesser known fact. In 2011 the IBB organised the first International Chernobyl Partnership Congress in Minsk, where more than 400 representatives from international initiatives were invited.
In 2010 the European Chernobyl Network (ECN) was founded in Dortmund. The goal of this network is to allow for societal learning from the nuclear catastrophe through collective remembrance. In 2012 the IBB opened the History Workshop Chernobyl in Kharkiv and organised European weeks of awareness for the first time.
… and the future
The IBB supports the principles of sustainability in educational work and champions a new energy policy.