Summer School “Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance” in Budapest, Hungary

Deadline: 20 July 2014
Open to: educators, journalists, civil servants and civil society representatives
Venue: 25-29 August 2014 in Budapest, Hungary

Description

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”.

The Summer School combines substantive education with skills 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 lectures and trainings will focus on the following themes:

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

Eligibility

The summer school is open to:

  • Educators from secondary and higher education;
  • Journalists;
  • Civil servants, decision-makers and public officials who deal primarily with education policies,human and minority right and other related policy-fields;
  • Members of civil society organizations, 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.

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

Costs

Tom Lantos Institute offers 10 scholarships 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 must:

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

For participants without a scholarship, meals, accommodation and travel costs have to be covered by the participants themselves.

Application

The application deadline is 20 July, 2014 (23:59 CET).

In order to apply candidates must submit the application form and their CV by email to: [email protected]

For further information please visit the official website.

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