The aim of the Informal Participatory Education on Holocaust (IPEH) project is to involve young people in innovative and creative ways of remembrance of the Holocaust (including Sinti/Roma and LGBT victims) focused on local aspects and stories of victims, bringing personalised and participatory learning experience on social media platforms they prefer, thus making young people agents of change in their environments by tapping the potential of the online sphere and bringing education activities to larger target audiences.
The primary target group are youngsters aged 14 -19 in Hungary and Slovakia, countries with a history of complicity in the Holocaust and with rising support for neonazi parties. Secondary target groups are Germans and Europeans of the same age group that are largely uninformed about the victims and consequences of the NS regime policies and actions in these countries.
As a result of the project activities young people will not only actively learn but creatively participate in researching and imagining lives of the victims. The method used is research into local Holocaust victims and presentation of the results in digital audio-visual formats. Through this user generated content on social media young people will act also as multipliers among their peers and as a consequence, promote a culture of non-tolerance towards antisemitism, antigypsyism, homophobia, Holocaust denialism and historical revisionism amongst young people.
Projects coordinator is Slovak NGO Inštitút ľudských práv - Human Rights Institute whose aim is to support equal access to all human rights for everyone. Its main activities include long-term campaigning, short and mid-term projects, informal human rights education (HRE) and media communication with emphasis on new media. Partners are German organisation Internationales Bildungs- und Begegnungswerk gGmbH (IBB) and Hungarian NGO Együtt az Interkulturális Akcióért Alapítvány - UNITED for Intercultural Action. The goal of IBB is to overcome national, historical, social, cultural, religious or ideological borders in intercultural encounters and in cooperation, to enable future-oriented learning from history and to contribute to reconciliation and understanding between peoples while UNITED is a European network bringing together local grassroots associations with national and international entities with which share vision for a diverse and inclusive society.
Internationales Bildungs- und Begegnungswerk (IBB)
UNITED for Intercultural Action
Funding countries: Slovakia, Hungary and Germany
Duration: 01.12.2022 until 31.12.2024