International Conference on Remembrance and Holocaust Education

Draft program of the international conference:
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Outline and aims of the conference:
The international expert conference brings together 70 experts, stakeholders and educational multipliers of Roma and non-Roma (youth) organizations in order to discuss strategies for Holocaust memorial days, to review educational approaches and materials and to share successful practices and educational tools. This conference is based on the need to raise awareness about the Roma Genocide, which is still not  recognized in many countries and in formal and non-formal educational institutions, and to strengthen the educational value and real meaning of memorial events especially for a generation of young Roma and non-Roma.

ternYpe follows a strategy to raise the involvement and engagement of Roma youth in commemoration and remembrance of the Roma Genocide, and it addresses the question what role the young generation will take, what lessons it will learn and how it is important for the identity in Roma communities. Moreover, the conference aims to create synergies and cooperation between researchers, experts, journalists, educational decision-makers and educational multipliers and trainers, especially from Roma and Roma youth organizations.

Long-term outcomes
The project aims to produce as an outcome an educational and interactive online platform, and an “Educational Suitcase” for Holocaust Education of young Roma and non-Roma in order to spread tools and strategies in the education and remembrance about the Roma Genocide. The platform targets young people, activists, and young multipliers working in Roma and non-Roma (youth) organizations on Holocaust and Human Rights Education. The project builds on the results and experiences of other institutions working on educational materials regarding the Holocaust and Roma Genocide, and it involves the partners and experts during a one-year lasting process assuring the quality development of the educational results.

Programme – Day 1
OPENING PANEL
Introduction: Key-note speech: Importance of Roma Holocaust education and remembrance
PANEL 1: Awareness and research about the Roma Genocide in the World War II
WORKSHOP SESSION 1: Awareness and research about the Roma Genocide in the World War II
PANEL 2: Memorial days, commemoration and recognition. How to bring meaning into memorial days?
WORKSHOP SESSION 2: Memorial days, commemoration and recognition. How to bring meaning into memorial days?

Programme – Day 2
PANEL 3: Roma genocide and Holocaust education: Experiences, methodologies and educational tools
WORKSHOP SESSION 3: Roma genocide and Holocaust education: Experiences, methodologies and educational tools
CLOSING SESSION: Education for remembrance – ways forward

Organizers and supporters:
The project is organized by ternYpe International Roma Youth Network and Roma Educational Association Harangos in cooperation with the Institute of History of the Pedagogical University of Krakow. The project is supported by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, the Youth Department of the Council of Europe, the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Commission, the Ministry of Administration and Digitalization of the Republic of Poland, the Foundation for Polish-German Cooperation and Open Society Foundations.

 

 

 

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