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Stories that Move. Expert meeting of educators and educational policy makers

29.04.2014 | Tuesday | Udostępnij na Facebooku

In Berlin, 16 – 20 June 2014, a joint event of the Anne Frank House, the Anne Frank Zentrum and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (BpB) will take place.

In cooperation with the Congress of National Communities (Ukraine), erinnern.at (Austrian), Milan Simecka Foundation (Slovakia), the Pedagogical University of Cracow (Poland) and the Zachor Foundation (Hungary) and the OSCE-Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

Stories that Move. Expert meeting of educators and educational policy makers on teaching about anti-Semitism in Europe, in relation to other forms of discrimination

Funded by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and the Foundation »Remembrance, Responsibility and Future«.

During the meeting 60 experts from the field of education will focus on the opportunities that online learning offers in teaching about different biases and discrimination. Experiences made and insights gained when developing and implementing the ODIHR and Anne Frank House teaching materials on anti-Semitism and other forms of discrimination with the partners in 14 countries will form an important background for the meeting.

During an intensive week experts will be asked to comment on examples of good practise and contribute actively in designing model lessons. The focus is on young people and their experiences today, but also on the insights we gain from history and on the opportunities that online learning can offer.

The participants will be able to exchange insights and discuss the similarities and differences in different regions in Europe. Experts from fourteen countries are expected to engage with each other and share the most recent developments in their fields of expertise.

Renowned international experts will give inputs on the central themes of the meeting: racism, anti-Semitism, anti-Gypsyism, discrimination against Muslims and homophobia. Participants will gain insights into the work of several NGOs and inspiration for their own field of expertise.

The expert meeting follows on the international youth meeting ‘Stories that Move. Discussing Diversity and Discrimination’ in which 41 young people (14-17 years) from nine countries met in Berlin in September 2013. Their experiences and opinions were collected and will be presented on film and in other ways to discuss how can we hear what young people are saying and make this part of our lessons.

Educational policy makers, teacher trainers, non-formal educators, and NGO experts in education on different forms of discrimination are invited to apply for the meeting. Costs for travel, accommodation and meals will be covered for all applicants.

All information is posted on: Storiesthatmove.org and the websites of the partners in the project.