The fourth consecutive international youth conference was held in Krakow and Auschwitz. 2013 meant a big jump in the number of participants. The event brought together about 430 young Roma and non-Roma from over 20 countries. Together, they commemorated the 2 August liquidation of the “Gypsy camp” at Auschwitz-Birkenau. The international conference did not focus only on the past, but aimed to:
• Strengthen the engagement and awareness of Roma and non-Roma youth and youth organizations on the Roma Genocide, the mechanisms of antigypsyism and current challenges of racism, hate speech and extremism.
• Advocate for the recognition of the Roma Genocide and promote its remembrance on the European level.