Funding programme for human rights education through history learning

Teaching Human Rights

Human rights education aims to foster a culture of human rights enabling respect for as well as protection and assertion of human rights. In this programme, the Foundation supported experienced educational facilities working in the area of human rights or history education, enabling them to develop innovative educational projects that focus on human rights education through history learning and to upgrade existing educational services on this theme

Project selection

“Poland in Theory and Practice: From Resistance to Solidarity, from Transformation to Civic Society”

Humanity in Action Polska organizes a project which addresses students from Poland, the USA, the Ukraine, and Germany. Primarily, the program aims at raising awareness for past and present human rights violations, as well as conveying strategies and methods in order to counteract those forms of abuses.

Ziva Pamet - Human Rights Education for the Czech Police

Consisting of educationqal and awareness raising programs for members of the Czech Police, the project wants to break down prejudices and discrimination against the Roma minority.

Traveling Exhibition against Homophobia in Poland

Continuation of the traveling exhibition "From Hitler’s terror against homosexuals to human rights of homosexuals and transsexuals today‘‘ in Poland

CHANGE: Combining History Learning and Human Rights Education

Development of an international Handbook on the Connection between History Learning and Human Rights Education for Higher Education, School, Non-formal Education, Museum and Memorial Sites.
Publishing in Summer 2016
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International Academies

3rd International Academy “Remembrance and Human Rights”

The 3rd International Academy “Remembrance and Human Rights” took place in Berlin from March 20-25, 2011. This unique learning and qualification opportunity for people working in the fields of human rights education, historical education and remembrance was offered for the third time.

2nd “International Academy on Remembrance and Human Rights”

The second “International Academy on Remembrance and Human Rights” took place in Berlin from March 14-19, 2010. The International Academy was a unique learning opportunity for people working in the fields of human rights education, historical education and remembrance.

Members of the jury

In the selection of projects, the board of directors will be assisted by a jury of experts.

  • Prof. Monique Eckmann, Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Annegret Ehmann, Berlin
  • Dr. Rainer Huhle, Nuremberg
  • Prof. Dr. Zdzislaw Kedzia, Poznan (Poland)
  • Dr. Anja Mihr, Berlin and Utrecht (Netherlands)


Criteria:

  • Need for and necessity of the project
  • Relevance of the human rights problematic in the present day
  • Relevance of the historical connections
  • Convincing connection between human rights education and historical learning
  • Contribution to fighting anti-Semitism
  • Concrete project activities, methodological and didactic approaches and learning processes
  • Sustainability, and result and product-orientation
  • Innovation, originality and adventurousness
  • Cost-effectiveness of the financing plan
  • Experience of the applicant in human rights education and historical learning

Status

Funding of other new projects is unfortunatly not possible, because of ending of the programme.

 

Teaching Human Rights
Brochure "Teaching Human Rights"
Publication "Human Rights and History: a challenge for Education"
 

CONTACT

Christa Meyer

Programm Manager

Teaching Human Rights

meyer(at)stiftung-evz.de

Tel.:+49 (0)30 25 92 97-73

Fax: +49 (0)30 25 92 97-11