European Summer School on Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance 2014 in Budapest, Hungary


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The Tom Lantos Institute (Budapest), the Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Education and Psychology (Budapest), and CEJI A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe (Brussels) are organizing a European Summer School, on Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance for civil servants, educators, journalists, and civil society representatives.


Deadline:  20 July 2014 at 23:59 CET
Open to: participants from the member states of the Council of Europe
Venue: 25-29 August 2014, Budapest, Hungary

The Summer School combines substantive education with skills training. It employs a multidisciplinary approach that complements Holocaust education with human rights training. In its methodology it combines collective-memory workshops with the discussion of relevant cases of human rights violations and the teaching of skills to prevent and counter these violations. The principle goal of this training is to develop understanding of the ways collective memories of traumatic past events shape inter-community relations in the present. Furthermore, the training situates prejudice and genocide in the context of human rights and democratic values.

In Central and Eastern Europe one reason for the spread of anti-Semitism and anti-Romani racism is the weak socialisation of democratic values and human rights in the midst of civil society. The Summer School teaches human rights norms and skills to become active in preventing and countering racism and to promote respect for the rights of ethnic and religious minorities.

The Summer School is supported by the Civil Fund-2014 of the Holocaust Memorial Year in Hungary and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

Trainings and lectures include:

  • Prejudices: then and now
  • The Holocaust and the Roma genocide
  • Anti-discrimination: countering anti-Semitism and racism against Roma
  • After genocide: collective memory and reconciliation
  • Minority rights including Roma rights
  • Examples of collective memory
  • Human rights education, holocaust education, education on anti-Semitism
  • Human rights, minority rights and public policies
  • Human rights in the media

Eligibility

In order to be considered eligible to apply, you must fulfill all of the following criteria:

  • Educators from secondary and higher education;
  • Civil servants, decision-makers and public officials who deal primarily with education policies, human and minority rights and other related policy-fields;
  • Journalists;
  • Members of civil society organizations, practitioners;
  • MA and PhD students who wish to acquire competitive personal competence beneficial for their future careers in academia or in practice-oriented professions;
  • Representatives of the different Churches.

Costs&Scholarships

  • 10 international scholarships are available. Please, find details below.

For participants without a scholarship, meals, accommodation and travel costs have to  be covered by the participants themselves. Meals will be arranged by the organizers and paid by the participants in advance. More details will be provided for successful participants.

10 scholarships are offered by the Tom Lantos Institute for applicants from the member states of the Council of Europe.
The scholarships cover the tuition, accommodation, meals and travel costs to Budapest.


Applicants for scholarship have to have:

  • Current interest or work in the field;
  • Motivation to improve their understanding and skills;
  • Plans for future activities or career where they can use the knowledge, contacts and skills acquired.

Application

  • Deadline for Application: 20 July, 2014, 23:59 CET
  • Date of Notification: 25 July, 2014.
 
To apply, submit the following materials to applications@tomlantosinstitute.hu
 
  • Application Form (it can be downloaded here)
  • Curriculum Vitae
 
A good command of English is required as the language of the Summer School will be English.
 

The official web-page.