We invite young, experienced Roma and non-Roma trainers to become facilitators in the DIKH HE NA BISTER (Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative) in the context of the 79th anniversary of 2 August – the Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma. As a facilitator, you will lead the educational process of an international group of young people through a 5-day learning process about the Holocaust, antigypsyism and human rights today. The educational process builds on the Council of Europe handbook on “Education for Remembrance: The Roma Genocide”.

When and where?

Krakow/Oswiecim (Poland), 30 April – 6 May, 2023 – preparation meeting

Krakow (Poland), 27 July 4 August 2023 – DIKH HE NA BISTER 2023

PROGRAMME: During our meeting in Krakow and Oswiecim we will clarify the aims and objectives of the initiative, agree on a common understanding and approach to remembrance and human rights education. Experienced trainers from the Council of Europe and former facilitator of the programme will provide you with expert input on specific topics related to the Holocaust and non-formal education methods and materials. Together we will visit the former concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and learn about the history of the place and the suffering of the Roma and Sinti imprisoned there. At the end of our meeting we will speak about roles and responsibilities during the event and finalize the program for DIKH HE NA BISTER 2023.

By attending the preparation meeting, you also agree to participate in Dikh he na Bister 2023 (27 July – 4 August) as a facilitator.

What are we looking for:

  • have basic experience in facilitating non-formal educational activities.
  • ideally participated in Dikh he na Bister before (as participant or in another capacity).
  • are between 21-35 years old
  • have basic experience in working with Roma youth, Holocaust Remembrance and Human Rights Education.
  • speak English and/or Romanes; (other languages are an additional advantage).
  • are willing to participate both in the preparatory seminar in Poland and in the Dikh He Na Bister event in Krakow (facilitators arrive on 27.07., event 29.07. – 04.08.2023).

What do we offer:

  • Guidelines for your workshop: Youwill receive content and methodological preparation to prepare and develop the educational process of the event in Krakow, clarification regarding roles and responsibilities in the project.
  • Educational training: You receive training in informal education by experienced trainers from the Initiative and the Council of Europe trainer pool.
  • Strong support: Two experienced educational advisors and a psychologist will support you on every step of the way.
  • Facilitation experience: You can gain a facilitation experience in Remembrance and Holocaust Education that you can use in the future.
  • Deepened historical knowledge: Youreceive in-depth knowledge of the Roma Genocide, the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, Roma Resistance and the concept of antigypsyism.
  • Follow-up: We aim to develop further trainings and co-operations with the facilitator, e.g. learning and volunteering opportunities.
  • Certificate:  You receive a certificate of your facilitation experience/work by Erasmus+ (Youthpass) for both events.
  • A unique experience: You will meet 200 people your own age and experience a remarkable time with them.


  • Costs: We cover travel costs, accommodation and food, as well as program costs for the Preparatory Training in Krakow/ Oswiecim and Dikh he na Bister in Krakow. If the travel costs are above 275 €, please first contact our coordinators to get a confirmation.
  • Travel: We will reimburse your travel costs. Please note we can only reimburse travel with the cheapest means (flight 2nd class, train, bus)! Participants should organize their travel (arrival and departure) for these dates after the organizers have confirmed their participation. Earlier arrivals and late departures will be exceptions after discussion with the organizers.
  • Honorary: We pay 250 euros honorary per facilitator (at DHNB, not the preparatory training).

FIND OUT MORE about the agenda of the meetings HERE

You ca REGISTER by filling in THIS form

Application deadline: 29 March, 2023 23:59 CET

BACKGROUND OF THE EVENT & ROMA GENOCIDE REMEMBRANCE INITIATIVE – The Initiative and its members gather young Roma and non-Roma from all over Europe around August 2nd, marking the anniversary of the “European Holocaust Memorial Day for Sinti and Roma”, for the last 13 years. 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, war and extremism in Europe. This year we will invite about 200 young people from more than 15 countries to our meeting in Krakow.

PARTNERS – 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 (Belgium), the Documentation and Cultural Centre of German Sinti and Roma (Germany), Association Nevo Parudimos (Romania) and Rroma (Macedonia). The youth event is funded by the Erasmus+ Program of the European Commission and the European Youth Foundation, as well as it is administratively and educationally supported by the Council of Europe through the Roma Team and the Youth Department.