In April, two of our educators participated in the successful kick-off of the project series “Venues of victims // Venues of perpetrators. Mapping, decoding & processing the role of historical – civic education in (European) Youth Work ” that took place in Weimar, Germany.
What historical references does human rights education need today? What is the relationship between historical-civic learning and present-day human rights education, and how is it being implemented in educational programs in all over Europe?
From 13th to 17th April 2018, representatives of eleven European partner countries from places of remembrance, museums, research and youth education institutions in Weimar sat down with these questions in the context of the kick-off meeting of the project series “Venues of victims // Venues of perpetrators. Mapping, decoding & processing the role of historical – civic education in (European) Youth Work “. Together, several joint events will be implemented in 2018. Thus, in addition to the kick-off seminar in Weimar, the project includes a training in Poznan (Poland), a summer camp for young people in various places in Croatia and a final conference in Spanish Gernika.
The discussion in Weimar was embedded in the mutual getting to know of the project partners, the exchange of the organizations about their work priorities & practices, the examination of the core topics of the project and first steps into the planning of the overall project as well as the common summer camp in Croatia. During the five intensively shared days, a common understanding of the project’s objectives, project implementation and a plan for the coming months could be worked out in different working groups.
The overall project includes In Flanders Fields Museum (Belgium), Documenta – Center for Dealing with the Past (Croatia), Ústav pro studium totalitních režimů (Czech Republic), Sihtasutus Eesti Mälu Instituut (Estonia), Maison d’Izieu, mémorial des enfants juifs exterminés (France ), Stiftung Europäische Jugendbildungs- und Jugendbegegnungsstätte Weimar (Germany), Lietuvos gyventoju genocido ir rezistencijos tyrimo centras (Lithuania), Narviksenteret (Norway), Stowarzyszenie “Jeden Świat” (Poland), UMAR – União de Mulheres Alternativa e Resposta (Portugal), SOCIALNA AKADEMIJA – zavod za izobraževanje, raziskovanje in kulturo (Slovenia) and Gernika Gogoratuz Centro de Investigación por la paz (Spain).
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