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PCCA Online Experiential Event

"We could not believe it would happen"

WAR IN UKRAINE

A Space to Share and Reflect in the Midst
of an Ongoing War

2-4.9.2022

Director: Mira Erlich-Ginor

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905

PCCA Online Experiential Event

"We could not believe it would happen"

WAR IN UKRAINE

A Space to Share and Reflect in the Midst
of an Ongoing War

2-4.9.2022

Director: Mira Erlich-Ginor

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905

PCCA Online Experiential Event

"We could not believe
it would happen"

WAR IN UKRAINE

A Space to Share and Reflect in the Midst of an Ongoing War

2-4.9.2022

Director: Mira Erlich-Ginor

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

George Santayana, The Life of Reason, 1905

INTRODUCTION

PCCA invites you to participate in a virtual event aimed at providing a space to reflect on the war in Ukraine and its reverberations. On the 24th of February 2022 Russia invaded Ukraine, an act that was foreseen for some time yet still unbelievable. Is history repeating itself?  We did not believe it could happen in the 21st century. 

This was the moment in which a relatively predictable reality that lasted since the 70’s was shattered by an act of aggression sending us back to a chapter in history, we thought we had moved away from.

On the 24th of February the world woke up from assumptions about a future that is predictable enough, from assumptions about civility, from assumptions about the power of agreements to control international disputes, or counting on our life as we know it. 

A painful wake up. The unthinkable became thinkable – an unprovoked land war in Europe causing tragic suffering, awakening the potential risk of nuclear accident or incident. 

This war has far-reaching effects on all of us. Those who are directly affected – Ukrainians whose lives were shattered from one moment to the another, whether by staying in place and being threatened, or by finding shelter in safer places, being displaced or even as refugees. It has an effect on those in neighboring countries who try to reach out and help, and on all those not directly affected but whose illusion of a safe world was shattered. The political, military, and economic fallouts are still in the making. The refugee crisis, with more international and internally displaced people than at any time since the end of WWII, is posing a massive challenge. We will all be at the receiving end of the shortage of grains and oil. For millions it will mean hunger and a cold winter. 

Second and third generations of WWII and of other wars are visited by the shadow of the past. 

History may not repeat itself, but it rhymes: a ruthless force is again changing the course of history. We are now all part of this change, participating in it and witnessing it as it unfolds. What can we do as citizens in our various places to see that history will not repeat itself.      

PCCA – Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities, will host this event. 

PCCA’s work on the aftermath of the Holocaust taught us that besides the atrocities of physical destruction and the endless killings of the innocent, there is internal damage, which is equally, perhaps even more devastating and long-lasting. We believe that providing a space for reflection can mitigate the devastating damage.

The aim of this event is to provide a space, in the midst of the evolving war, to reflect on where this war meets everyone in light of their personal and collective past, present and future. The aim is to gain a better understanding of what we, wherever we are, are going through, by bringing together people from different countries who are differently related to the unfolding events.

We are offering our PCCA community the ‘War in Ukraine PCCA Event (WUPE)’, a virtual event that will make use of PCCA tools to better understand the times we live in, our experience of these times, and what we can take from our experiences into the future. PCCA’s focus on the impact of human suffering and atrocities on our lives and our societies is uniquely suited to help us reflect on our experience during the present war.

Primary Task

This virtual event will provide an opportunity to explore, share and reflect together on the conscious and unconscious effects of war in Ukraine on us as individuals and as citizens of our societies.

Who is This Event For?

This event is for those who are affected by the war in Ukraine, whether they are directly affected, or the war has triggered or recalled unknown memories. No previous experience in PCCA events and conferences is needed, but the wish to face the reality of the present in light of the past. Registration implies commitment to participate throughout the Event.

Program & Events

Plenaries

Plenaries involve all members and staff. There will be an Opening and a Closing Plenary at the two ends of the Event. The opening plenary introduces the event and provides an opportunity to explore the experience of crossing the boundary into it. The final plenary is also designed for work on the process of ending.

Small Groups (SG)

The groups will be composed of 8-12 members (depending on registration numbers) with one consultant. These groups will provide opportunities to explore, share and reflect on personal and social experiences. Members will be allocated to the same groups for the entire event.

Large Group (LG)

This group brings together the entire membership with several consultants. The task of this group is to study the ‘here and now’ of the large group process as it unfolds, while working on the primary task of the conference.

Past in The Present Event (PIPE)

All participants are involved and staff takes part in the event. It is an opportunity for participants to form groups to explore relevant subjects and to examine how the past is alive in the present in conscious and unconscious ways.

Program & Events

Plenaries

Plenaries involve all members and staff. There will be an Opening and a Closing Plenary at the two ends of the Event. The opening plenary introduces the event and provides an opportunity to explore the experience of crossing the boundary into it. The final plenary is also designed for work on the process of ending.

Small Groups (SG)

The groups will be composed of 8-12 members (depending on registration numbers) with one consultant. These groups will provide opportunities to explore, share and reflect on personal and social experiences. Members will be allocated to the same groups for the entire event.

Large Group (LG)

This group brings together the entire membership with several consultants. The task of this group is to study the ‘here and now’ of the large group process as it unfolds, while working on the primary task of the conference.

Past in The Present Event (PIPE)

All participants are involved and staff takes part in the event. It is an opportunity for participants to form groups to explore relevant subjects and to examine how the past is alive in the present in conscious and unconscious ways.

TIMETABLE

Time Zone: (BST London UK)

Events: Plenaries, Small Group (SG), Large Group (LG), Past in the Present Event (PIPE)

DAY 1 | FRI SEP 2

11:45
Open Doors

12:00 – 12:30
Opening Plenary

12:30 – 12:45
Break

12:45 – 13:45
Large Group

13:45 – 14:00
Break

14:00 – 15:00
Small Group

15:00 – 15:15
Break

15:15 – 16:15
Past in the Present Event

16:15 – 16:30
Break

16:30 – 17:30
Small Group

DAY 2 | SAT SEP 3

11:45
Open Doors

12:00 – 13:00
Large Group

13:00 – 13:15
Break

13:15 – 14:15
Past in the Present Event

14:15 – 14:30
Break

14:30 – 15:30
Past in the Present Event

15:30 – 15:45
Break

15:45 – 16:45
Past in the Present Event

16:45 – 17:00
Break

17:00 – 18:00
Small Group

DAY 3 | SUN SEP 4

11:45
Open Doors

12:00 – 13:00
Large Group

13:00 – 13:15
Break

13:15 – 14:15
Past in the Present Event

14:15 – 14:30
Break

14:30 – 15:30
PIPE Past in the Present Event

15:30 – 15:45
Break

15:45 – 16:45
Small Group

16:45 – 17:00
Break

17:00 – 18:00
Closing Plenary

Farewell

STAFF

Directorate

Mira Erlich-Ginor | Director and Consultant

MA |Training and Supervising Analyst, Israel Psychoanalytic Society, Founding Member and past-Chairperson, OFEK | Initiated and participated in the “Nazareth Project”, working with trans-generational transmission of trauma in Israelis and Germans, Founding Member and Secretary, PCCA| Co-author of “Fed with Tears, Poisoned with Milk”. Directed conferences on behalf of OFEK in Israel and on behalf of PCCA. Past European Representative, IPA Board |Chair, Steering Committee, IPA in the Community and the World. Israel.

Leila Djemal | Technology Director and Consultant

MA | Organization Development Consultant and Executive Coach | Founder and Co-Director, TouchOFEK Continuing Education | Graduate, William Alanson White Psychoanalytic Institute Organization Program focusing on system psychodynamics, New York | Associate, A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, USA | Member, Past Board Member, OFEK - The Israeli Association for the Study of Group and Organizational Processes | Israel.

Christoph Freytag | Administrator and Consultant

Economist, Banker, Impact Investor | Lives and works in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. More than twenty-five years of experience in building and managing financial institutions in Eastern Europe, South-Eastern Europe and Germany. | Currently Managing Director of an impact asset management company. | Treasurer and Management Board Member of PCCA | Germany.

Consultants*

Louisa Diana Brunner

PhD | Leadership and Management Consultant, Executive Coach | Interim Course Lead – Professional Doctorate and Qualification in Consultation and the Organisation, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust |Member OFEK, OPUS; ISPSO | Founding Member PCCA (Partners for Confronting Collective Atrocities) | Honorary Member Il Nodo Group | Fellow FFI (Family Firm Institute) | Italy.

Fakhry Davids

ןs a Fellow and Supervising and Training Analyst of the British Psychoanalytical Society (and IPA). He also holds honorary appointments at the Tavistock Clinic, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London and the Dept of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Essex University. He lectures, teaches and supervises widely and has written on a number of psychoanalytic topics. He is a long-standing Board Member of PCCA, a Member of the EPF’s Forum on Migration and Cultural Identities, and of the Commission for Racial Equity in the American Psychoanalytic Association (Holmes Commission).UK

Shmuel Erlich

is Training and Supervising Analyst and former President of the Israel Psychoanalytic Society. He was Sigmund Freud Professor of Psychoanalysis and Director of the Sigmund Freud Center at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is Founding Member of OFEK and PCCA and has directed many of their conferences. He has published on group and organizational dynamics and authored two books: The Couch in the Marketplace: Psychoanalysis and Social Reality, and Fed with Tears, Poisoned with Milk: The German-Israeli Group Relations Conferences.Israel.

András Gelei, Ph.D.

is an associate professor at Corvinus University of Budapest, a senior consultant and executive coach at ICG Integrated Consulting Group and currently he is co-president of the Hungarian Organization Development Society. His fields of expertise include organization development, organizational learning and systems-psychodynamics of organizations. He is a member of ISPSO and OPUS.Hungary

Oren Kaplan

PhD, MBA | Clinical Psychologist, Economist | Associate Professor | Former President, College of Management, Israel |PCCA Board Member |Israel

Dorothee von Tippelskirch-Eissing

Dr. Phil., Dipl. Psych., Training Psychoanalyst. Former Chairperson of the Berlin Psychoanalytic Institute (BPI) and former Board Member of the German Psychoanalytic Association (DPV/IPA);Chairperson, Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities (PCCA); Member, IPA Institutional Issues Committee. Germany.

Iwona Soltysinska

Psychologist (MA, Jagiellonian University), OD Consultant (MA, Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust), psychodynamic therapist (KCP) and certified coach (PCC, ICF), member of Hanna Segal Institute of Psychoanalytic Study, supporting member of PCCA, consultant to experiential groups and group relations conferences, PL and abroad, Poland.

*Will be drawn from this list

ABOUT PCCA

Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities (PCCA) was founded in 2007 to carry on with the work that started with the Israeli- German the Past in the Present Conference, the so called “Nazareth” series, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazareth-Conferences. PCCA is a charity registered in Germany, Tax no. 27/675/54264

PCCA works towards developing strategies to engage with the legacy of past atrocities that can contribute to opening up the possibility of a more hopeful future. The aim of the organization is to work through the effects of the Holocaust and of past and present national and international conflicts that lead to destructive escalation, in the service of a better understanding among national groups worldwide (see http://p-cca.org/).

PCCA was awarded the 2019 Sigourney Award. Reason for the award: “A panel of distinguished judges found that PCCA’s work in pioneering community-based psychoanalytic/social intervention to address the residual effects of trauma and atrocities, stood out as an outstanding contribution to psychoanalysis and its ability to reduce human suffering and understand human affairs“.

REGISTRATION

Where, When, How, How much?

The War in Ukraine PCCA Event (WUPE) will take place online on Zoom.
Details will be sent to participants in advance of the Event.

The Event will begin on Friday, 2 September 2022 at 12:00 London UK time (BST)
and will end on Sunday, 4 September 2022 at 18:00 London UK time (BST).

Last day of registration: 27 August 2022

To register for the Event, please click on Registration Form and fill out the online form.
The registration will take effect once payment has been made.

FEE

Until 31.7.22

€170

1.8.22-27.8.22

€220

A reduced fee of €100 is available for East Europeans, Palestinians, and Students.

Reduced fee

€100

Bank transfer payment

Payment can also be made by bank transfer to Partners in Confronting Collective Atrocities:  
IBAN: DE73 3006 0601 0008 1100 81
BIC: DAAEDEDDXXX

BURSARIES

A limited number of partial bursaries will be available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis,
sponsored by PCCA and the Burkard Sievers foundation. To apply for a bursary, please fill out the Registration Form
and send an email request to pccawue@gmail.com no later than 10 August 2022.

CONTACT US

For further details and enquiries, please contact the Event administrator
at: pccawue@gmail.com or via the form below.