This open call invites young, experienced Roma and non-Roma trainers to become facilitators in the Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative in 2018 in order to lead an educational process of an international group of young people through a 5-day learning process about the Holocaust and about antigypsyism and human rights today. The educational process builds on the Council of Europe handbook on “Education for Remembrance: The Roma Genocide”.
DIKH HE NA BISTER – Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative 2018
Dachau/Munich (Germany), March 18-24, 2018
Krakow/Auschwitz (Poland), July 29 – August 4, 2018
BACKGROUND OF THE EVENT & ROMA GENOCIDE REMEMBRANCE INITIATIVE
TernYpe – International Roma Youth Network, the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma and their partners gather 250 young Roma and non-Roma from all over Europe around August 2nd 2018, marking the 74th anniversary of the “Roma Holocaust Memorial Day”. The initiative aims at raising awareness among young Europeans, civil society and decision-makers about the Roma Genocide, as well as about the mechanisms of antigypsyism in a challenging context of rising racism, hate speech and extremism in Europe.
CONCEPT IN 2018
- 20 facilitators will participate in a preparatory seminar in March in Germany, and then run the educational workshops during the 5-days lasting program in Krakow.
- 15 national group leaders will participate in a preparatory seminar in March in Germany, then prepare their groups at home, and accompany their educational process and assist the organization of the event in Krakow.
- National groups consist of 10 people in Krakow: 2 leaders (experienced leader and “junior” leader” who participated before in Dikh he na bister) and 8 participants (18 to 30 years old, never participated before in Dikh he na bister, participants of one group shall be able to assist each other language wise in English and Romani). The overall event will have about 200-250 participants, including 150 participants and group leaders, 20 facilitators, volunteers and staff.
- Preparatory seminar will take place in March 2018 in Max Mannheimer Study Center in Dachau, Germany. It is attended by those 20 facilitators that will run the workshop sessions in Krakow, and by those 15 national group leaders (1 per country) that will prepare and lead their national groups. The Study Center works closely with the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.
- Preparatory activities of the national groups at home are obligatory as a condition to participate in the event.
- The educational event in Krakow will include 5 full program days! It starts with educational sessions in the working groups in Krakow, continues with a visit of the Auschwitz Museum; after another day in the working groups in Krakow, the group participates in the 2 August commemoration activities in Auschwitz, and a final day in Krakow allows to finish and evaluate the learning process.
- The educational learning process: We aim to build an educational process, which allows participants in an internationally mixed but stable group to go through the experience of the whole event, meaning that all participants will stay in one group from the beginning until the end. In each group, facilitators will create a space of learning about the Holocaust, as well as of reflection about remembrance and the role of youth in addressing current challenges of antigypsyism, and other forms of racism in Europe today.
PROFILE OF THE FACILITATORS
- Roma and non-Roma facilitators and trainers of non-formal education that have already a basic experience in leading non-formal educational activities;
- Facilitators have an experience in working with Roma youth, Holocaust Remembrance and Human Rights Education.
- Facilitators shall speak English and/or Romanes; (other languages are an additional advantage)
- Facilitators are willing to participate both in the preparatory seminar in Germany (March 2018) and in the Dikh He Na Bister event in Krakow (August 2018).
- During the preparatory seminar, the facilitators will receive content and methodological preparation, they will prepare and develop the educational process of the DIKH HE NA BISTER event in Krakow, and they will clarify their roles and responsibilities in the project.
PROFILE OF THE NATIONAL GROUP LEADERS
- 2 national group leaders are nominated by the official partner organizations of the DIKH HE NA BISTER initiative; it is obligatory that 1 of the group leaders of each partner participates in the preparatory seminar in March in Germany;
- Roma and non-Roma youth leaders that have already a basic experience in leading non-formal educational activities; ideally have participated before in DIKH HE NA BISTER in Krakow;
- Experience in working with Roma youth, Holocaust Remembrance and Human Rights Education.
- Leaders shall speak English and/or Romanes; (other languages are an additional advantage)
- 1 leader per partner is willing to participate both in the preparatory seminar in Germany (March 2018) and 2 leaders per partner in the Dikh He Na Bister event in Krakow (August 2018).
- During the preparatory seminar, they will receive content and methodological preparation themselves, they will plan the preparatory process of the participants, and they will clarify their roles and responsibilities in the project.
THE PREPARATORY SEMINAR IN DACHAU/MUNICH (March 2018)
- Develop a final program for the DIKH HE NA BISTER event in Krakow including concrete working methods and materials.
- Strengthen a clear vision and common understanding of the facilitators and national group leaders for the DIKH HE NA BISTER initiative.
- Training the facilitators and national group leaders regarding content and educational methods.
- Dates: March 18 to 24, 2018 (including travel days)
- Place: 5 working days in the Max Mannheimer Study Center, Roßwachtstraße 15, 85221 Dachau, http://mmsz-dachau.de/
- Funding: All costs covered by the Erasmus+ program (via Documentation Centre)
- Participants: The seminar is attended by those 20 facilitators that will run the workshop sessions in Krakow, and by those 15 national group leaders (1 per country) that will prepare and lead their national groups.
- Program: clarify objectives of initiative, common understanding, approach to remembrance and human rights education, expert input on specific topics related to the Holocaust, discover methods and materials for educational workshops, clarify roles and responsibilities, finalize the program for DIKH HE NA BISTER.
APPLICATION AND SELECTION
How to apply? Register in the online application form: https://goo.gl/forms/GRPWs9NnAEWGH9sQ2
READ the complete information pack: Call for Facilitators
Application deadline: February 12, 2018 (end of day): If you fit into the participants’ profile, you may submit an application until February 12 at midnight Central European Time. The preparatory team will select the participants on the basis of the profile outlined above, ensuring also a balance between genders, geographical regions, different types of experiences and organizations. Within few days, we will inform the candidates whether their application has been accepted or rejected.
CONTACTS: ternYpe – International Roma Youth Network: email@example.com
Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma: Emran Elmazi: firstname.lastname@example.org
We aim to continue a wide partnership of the Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative. The initiative this year is coordinated by ternYpe International Roma Youth Network, and the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma. The youth event is funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission, as well as it is administratively and educationally supported by the Council of Europe Youth Department.