Phiren Amenca

Remembering the Roma Genocide – National Training Course in Holocaust Education

Application Deadline May 7, 2014


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Aim of the training

Raising awareness on the possibilities of non formal education about the Roma genocide as well as the capacity-building of Roma and non-Roma youth leaders and multipliers in their work on remembrance, Holocaust and human rights education in order to challenge stereotypes, antigypsyism and racism.

During the one day training course we would like to introduce theoretical approaches, identify the objectives, tools and methods of the Council of Europe toolkits „Education for Remembrance: The Roma Genocide”, the COMPASS and their activities and make links to the participants reality and own experiences.


9:00-10:30 Getting to know each other, sharing participants’ experiences in Holocaust Education

10:30-11:00 Coffee break

11:00-13:00 Remembrance, commemorations and Human Rights Education

13:00-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:30 Methodologies and educational approaches (Parallel workhshops)

Workshop 1: What happened?

Workshop 2: Why did it happen?

Workshop 3: Why was it wrong?

Workshop 4: How does it relate to today? What can we do?

16:30-17:00 Coffee break

17:00-17:20 Sharing results of the working groups

17:20-18:00 Future activities, evaluation

18:00-         Departure


In the long-term we would like to run trainings on the Roma Genocide and in Holocaust and Human Rights Education on local and in international level which would also support to build a network of trainers and youth organizations in this context. We aim to support Individual and institutional follow-up initiatives of the participants and their organizations. Especially we want to support small initiatives that address remembrance on the local level, but also current issues of stereotypes and racism.

Educational toolkit on remembrance of the Roma genocide

The Council of Europe toolkit „Education for Remembrance: The Roma Genocide” is intended primarily for youth workers in non-formal settings, but it will be useful for anyone working in education, including in the formal sector. The toolkit contains some general information about the genocide and also various practical activities which can be used with groups of young people – both Roma and non-Roma. Links to further online resources are provided in the Appendix at the end.

The Roma Genocide Remembrance Initiative 2014


ternYpe – International Roma Youth Network and its partners gather 1000 young Roma and non-Roma from all over Europe around August 2nd 2014, marking the 70th anniversary of the remembrance day of the Roma Genocide. The initiative aims at raising awareness among young Europeans, civil society, political stakeholders and decision-makers about the Roma Genocide, as well as about the mechanisms of stereotypes, antigypsyism, and current challenges of racism, hate speech and extremism in Europe.


Profile of participants

Present will be Roma and non Roma trainers, multipliers and activists who are experienced in / or interested to work on formal and/or non-formal education and on Education for Remembrance and working with youth.

All participants must also:

  • Be able to act as multipliers in youth work and in Education for Remembrance
  • Be engaged and motivated to work with young Roma and non Roma on local level in the topic of the follow-up
  • Be motivated to develop their competencies in anti-discrimination work, human rights education and youth work and to share their experiences with other participants

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Date and place of the training

17th of May 2014 (Saturday)

The program will take place in the March of the Living office (Élet Menete Alapítvány)

Address: Budapest, XIII. Ipoly utca 3.

Reimbursement of travel costs

The accommodation of the activity is provided by the organizers if needed. The reimbursement of the travel expenses will take on the spot during the training.

Application process

Send an e-mail with a few lines about yourself and your interest to be part of the training by 7th of May, 2014 to Louise Métrich (Tom Lantos Institute) [email protected] and Marietta Herfort (Phiren Amenca) [email protected].

Tom Lantos Institute organizes the training in a co-operation with Phiren Amenca and the Élet Menete Alapítvány (March of the Living).

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