An essay by Misko Stanisic about gender perspectives in teaching and learning about the Holocaust presented during the ODIHR forum “Gender and Intersectional Activism”, 21-23 June 2017 in Barcelona.
The Civil Society Pre‑Conference and the OSCE Chairmanship Conference on Tolerance and Diversity were held on October 19-20 in Berlin. Terraforming took an active part at the Pre-Conference for Civil Society, particularly at the Working group on Education for Tolerance and Diversity.
A two-days event in Amsterdam was co-organized and co-hosted by NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies and Terraforming in the frames of the project “Escalating into Holocaust”. It included a public presentation and lectures, expert meeting and visits to important museums, with aim to further explore the ways the Holocaust is remembered, commemorated and taught about in different parts of Europe.
Dik I Na Bistar Look and Don’t Forget – is an initiative with aim to mobilise young Roma and non-Roma to commemorate and learn more about the Roma Genocide during the WWII, through annual gathering of young Roma in Auschwitz around August 2nd – the Remembrance Day of the Roma Genocide.
ODIHR meeting “Turning words into action” at the European Parliament in Brussels on 16-17 Jun 2016 brought together MEPs and representatives of civil society and intergovernmental organisations, in order to draw upon their expertise in respect of coalition building and to analyse advantages of and challenges to building successful coalitions.
The conference 15 -17 February 2016 in Lucerne, Switzerland was the concluding event of IHRA‘s Education Research Project with aim to provide an overview and a mapping of knowledge coming out of empirical research studies about teaching and learning about the Holocaust.
In cooperation with the National Library of Serbia, Terraforming hosted a round-table debate in Belgrade: Teaching about the Holocaust – Why? What? How?
Main speaker was Dr Chava Baruch, from the European Department of Yad Vashem’s International School of Holocaust Studies.
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