Education for Remembrance: Bringing Commemorations into our local communities

The training – “Education for Remembrance. Brining commemorations into our local communities” gathers 30-35 representatives of partner organizations and young Roma activists in order to create tools and approaches for meaningful local commemorations and remembrance activities through non-formal education about the Roma Genocide. The meeting creates a platform of exchange and learning for youth initiatives from around Europe in order to strengthen the culture of remembrance as well as the movement for the recognition of the Roma Genocide around Europe.

The course builds the capacity and skills of youth leaders and activists how to build local actions how to commemorate the Roma Genocide and to fight antigypsyism through non-formal education. The course discusses the roles, responsibilities and opportunities of young people to engage in remembrance activities and in addressing current challenges of racism in order to become agents of change.

The Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative has brought large international youth groups in the past years to commemorate the 2 August Roma Holocaust Memorial Day in Auschwitz-Birkenau, as well as to join the “16 May – Rromani Resistance Movement”. This training-course looks particularly focuses on the local level for commemoration and remembrance activities.

Venue: Milcoveni, Romania
Dates: 9-14 October 2017 (arrival on 8 October, departure on 15 October)

Aims
The training-course aims to raise the awareness of Roma and non-Roma youth leaders and activists about the Roma genocide, and to build their capacity to realize local commemoration and non-formal educational remembrance activities.

Objectives

  • Build the capacity and skills of youth leaders and activists how to build local actions how to commemorate the Roma Genocide and to fight antigypsyism through non-formal education;
  • Create possibilities for participants to learn about the Roma Genocide, as well as the consequences for today; Develop critical thinking and reflection in understanding and analyzing the past and the present struggle of Roma in the world;
  • Familiarize the participants with the concept of remembrance and its relevance and role in addressing contemporary antigypsyism;
  • To discuss the roles, responsibilities and opportunities of youth in addressing current challenges of racism, discrimination and antigypsyism in order to become agents of change;
  • To build motivation, capacity, and empowerment of young people and youth organizations to engage in local, national and international youth work on issues of remembrance and combatting antigypsyism.

Participants profile and roles:

Present will be Roma and non-Roma youth leaders and activists who are active in Roma communities and experienced in working with Roma communities and/or Roma youth. Representatives from other organisations who are also working on challenging antigypsyism and education and remembrance of the Roma genocide will also be invited.

All participants must also:
• be able and committed to act as multipliers in youth work on the themes of remembrance of the Roma genocide, anti-discrimination and promotion of human rights with Roma young people, for the benefit of Roma communities and Roma youth
• be motivated to develop their competences in Holocaust education, anti-discrimination work, human rights education and youth work and to share their experiences with other participants
• be aged 18 – 30 (exceptions are possible)
• be committed to attend for the full duration of the course,
• be able to work in English, or check with the coordinator that translation can be provided through other participants or team members
• be resident in one of the partner countries (mainly EU member states, Western Balkans)
Application:
If you are interested in joining the training please apply using this APPLICATION FORM

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING IS 05 SEPTEMBER 2017