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European Summer School on "Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance", 5 – 10 July 2015, Budapest, Hungary

Deadline:

April 06, 2015

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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 organising the second European Summer School, on “Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance” for 25 civil servants, educators, journalists, Churches and civil society representatives from the Council of Europe member countries.

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 International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. 

Trainings and lectures include:

  • Identity;
  • Prejudice, group-focused enmity, scapegoating;
  • The Holocaust, the Roma genocide, Roma literature on the Holocaust;
  • Countering anti-tsiganism;
  • Memory and memorials, competitive victimhood;
  • Reconciliation models, transitional justice;
  • Holocaust education;
  • Human rights; minority rights;
  • Freedom of speech and the media;
  • Young people and the far-right; countering the far-right.

Fees and financial support
There is no participation fee. Lunches are covered by the organisers.

10 scholarships are offered by the Tom Lantos Institute for applicants from the member states of the Council of Europe. They cover the accommodation and travel costs (except airport transfer and visa fees). More details will be provided for successful participants.

Deadline for Application: Monday 6 April 2015, 23:59 CET

Date of Notification: Friday 17 April 2015

To apply, fill in the Application Form, save it with the following name: 2015PGR_lastname_firstname, and submit it to applications@tomlantosinstitute.hu. Please do not send any other document. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

A good command of English is required as the language of the Summer School will be English.

Who should participate?
Applicants from the Council of Europe member countries are eligible.

  • Educators from secondary and higher education;
  • Public 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 organisations, practitioners, representatives of the different Churches;
  • MA and PhD students who wish to acquire competitive personal competence beneficial for their future careers in academia or in practice-oriented professions.

Applicants for scholarship have to have:

  • Proven current interest or work in the field;
  • Strong motivation to improve their understanding and skills;
  • Demonstrated plans for future activities or career where they can use the knowledge, contacts and skills acquired.

Location and Institutions

The Summer School will be hosted by the ELTE Faculty of Education and Psychology in Budapest, Kazinczy utca 23-27, in the city centre. Further information on accommodation will be provided for successful applicants. 

Some statistics about the application process of the 2014 European summmer school:

  • We received 269 applications from Europe 
  • Applications came from 36 countries
  • 35 applicants were accepted to the summer school, and 24 people attended it from 17 different countries.

Please find the application form below.

The PDF of this call is below for dissemination purposes.

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