Hafiza Merkezi (Truth, Justice, Memory Center)

Hakikat Adalet Hafıza Merkezi (Truth Justice Memory Center) is an independent human rights organization based in Istanbul, Turkey that aims to uncover the truth concerning past (...)
Hakikat Adalet Hafıza Merkezi (Truth Justice Memory Center) is an independent human rights organization based in Istanbul, Turkey that aims to uncover the truth concerning past violations of human rights, strengthen the collective memory about those violations, and support survivors in their pursuit of justice. It was established in November 2011 by a group of human rights activists, journalists and lawyers to advocate for an adequate institutional and societal response to past grave violations of human rights targeted especially against national minorities. Hafıza Merkezi uses a unique approach, as it gathers and accumulates knowledge and methodology from organizations dealing with similar issues in other post-conflict and post-authoritarian regions, develops them further through its everyday work and adapts the knowhow into the Turkish context.

goals

The objectives of Hafıza Merkezi are: • To uncover and document human rights violations committed by the state • To advocate and contribute to ending impunity for human rights violations • To advocate for institutional recognition of the past widespread human rights violations • To work on putting public focus on ‘hidden’ narratives of victims and instigate public debates focused on memory of victims • To contribute to shaping a responsible generation sensitive to rights of victims of human rights violations • To accumulate and build expertise in the area of organization’s work and share it through collaboration and providing support to other organizations
type: other
country: Turkey
city: Istanbul

contact

Hakikat, Adalet, Hafıza Merkezi (Center for Truth,
Istanbul Turkey
e-mail: info@hafiza-merkezi.org
Contact: Hafiza Merkezi
www.hakikatadalethafiza.org

Hrvatski institut za povijest / Croatian Institute

Croatian Institute of History, successor of the Institute of History of the Labor Movement and the Croatian Institute for Contemporary History, was founded in 1961. Institute’s (...)
Croatian Institute of History, successor of the Institute of History of the Labor Movement and the Croatian Institute for Contemporary History, was founded in 1961. Institute’s scholars preform comprehensive research and elaborate analyses regarding better understanding of Croatian history in regional and European context covering the periods from the early Middle Ages until recent history.

goals

research of Croatian history, research of Central European History, research of South European history
type: other
country: Croatia
city: Zagreb

contact

Opatička 10
10000 Zagreb Croatia
tel: +385-1-4851721
e-mail: institut@isp.hr
Contact: Jasna Turkalj or Gordan Ravančić
www.isp.hr

Innovation Office

Non-profit organization VsI Inovaciju biuras (Innovation Office) is a private institution, which develops international projects with the use of information and communication (...)
Non-profit organization VsI Inovaciju biuras (Innovation Office) is a private institution, which develops international projects with the use of information and communication technologies. Our activities involve: - Creation of supportive environment for people activity (especial young ones), creativity and innovations. - Administration of international database of scientific articles (www.ScholarArticles.net); - Administration of international database of educational events in Europe (www.EduEvents.eu) (it will be launched soon); - European Youth Online newspaper Eurappeal.eu; - Development and implementation of different projects at national and international level. VsI Inovaciju biuras is member of NGO Network for Popularizing Science. Our organization consists of 4 very enthusiastic members, other people (more than 250) are involved in organization activities in non-formal way. Institution has flat organizational structure with elements from team and network organizations.

goals

- To encourage people (especialy young ones) to active, creative, innovative; - To create supportive environment.
type: other
country: Lithuania
city: Vilnius

contact

A. J. Povilaičio g. 14-44
Vilnius Lithuania
tel: +370 674 44617
e-mail: info@inovacijubiuras.lt
Contact: Rasa Žilionė
www.inovacijubiuras.lt

Institute for Democracy, Media and Culture (IDMC)

The Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture (IDMC) is designed to support and promote the development of democratic values, the role and impact of media and culture, using an (...)
The Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture (IDMC) is designed to support and promote the development of democratic values, the role and impact of media and culture, using an interdisciplinary approach. IDMC aims to fulfill this mission through civic involvement, especially the younger generation, because we think that young people deserve more space and orientation to be active participants in policy making. The Institute for Democracy, Media & Culture was established in Tirana, in autumn 2014 as a non-profit and independent organization.

goals

The Institute aims to promote democratic values through the support and motivation the young generation towards new forms of political participation, using technology, new media (Fluid Democracy) in the service of reinforcing democracy in the 21st century. IDMC supports projects that encourage debate on democratic and social role that journalists and the media play in the period of new technologies. For IDMC culture plays a basic role in the political debate on strengthening democracy, especially that directly transport cultures memory of a people. The mission of IDMC is to encourage the younger generation to reflect on the communist past and the future through creative activities.
type: other
country: Albania
city: Tirana

contact

Rruga e Elbasanit, Pallati Edil-Alit
Tirana Albania
tel: +355 69 20 83780
e-mail: jonila.godole@idmc.al
Contact: Dr. Jonila Godole
www.idmc.al

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V.

Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. is a not-for-profit and non-governmental association, located in Dresden, Germany. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. was established in August 2004 and its (...)
Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. is a not-for-profit and non-governmental association, located in Dresden, Germany. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. was established in August 2004 and its main aim is to design, organise, implement and monitor international projects in the field of education, culture, remembrance and human rights. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. promotes cultural exchange, EU citizenship and non-formal education whilst fostering young people's and adults' soft and professional skills. The association provides opportunities to people over 18 years old to participate in international training courses, seminars, youth exchanges, conferences, workcamps, voluntary work and cultural events in Dresden and abroad and has got partners all over Europe. The association lays emphasis on Europe's history, politics and society with the view to raise EU awareness and to promote EU citizenship. The members of Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. are project managers, fundraisers event managers, social and youth workers, teachers, graphic and web designers, video makers, photographers, architects, musicians, visual artists and performers who work together in local and international projects. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. has got a long and wide experience in event management. The association has carried out since 2004 culture festivals, art exhibitions, concerts, street parades, performances, conferences and gala shows at local, national and international level. Jugend- & Kulturprojekt e.V. provides also opportunities to young people for vocational education and training. Young people, students and young professionals at entry level are welcome to apply for a traineeship, internship and European Voluntary Service – EVS.

goals

- promoting EU citizenship, remembrance, cultural heritage and pluralism - fostering non-formal education, lifelong learning and mobility of young people and adults through educational projects, learrning partnerships and trainings - encouraging interdisciplinary and international cooperation - stimulating creativity and art expression - promoting human rights and EU values
type: other
country: Germany
city: Dresden

contact

Bautzner Str. 49
01099 Dresden Germany
tel: +49 17 699 122 209
e-mail: myrto.pertsinidi@jkpev.de
Contact: Myrto-Helena Pertsinidi
www.jkpev.de

mariustuca.ro

Multimedia platform
Multimedia platform

goals

Covering all issues related to the present, but also writing about the past, especially recent past
type: other
country: Romania
city: Bucharest

contact

Sos. Bucuresti-Ploiesti nr.15-17 sector 1
013682 Bucharest Romania
tel: +40741066427
e-mail: deak_istvan2009@yahoo.com
Contact: Istvan Deak
www.mariustuca.ro

Memoria Cultural Foundation

Memoria Cultural Foundation was created in 1991 as an NGO meant to promote Human Rights and civic values and to transmit the memory of political persecutions perpetrated by (...)
Memoria Cultural Foundation was created in 1991 as an NGO meant to promote Human Rights and civic values and to transmit the memory of political persecutions perpetrated by communist regime in Romania. In the last 24 years, Memoria Cultural Foundation published the Memoria magazine and more than 20 books on politics and memory, on communism and political persecutions and a few memoirs and journals of former political detainees and deportees. Memoria magazine’s collaborators are among the most important intellectuals and artists of today Romania: Serban Papacostea, Ana Blandiana, Andrei Pipiddi, Romulus Rusan, Camilian Demetrescu, etc. Memoria Cultural Foundation is also involved in organizing conferences (such as, „Colocviile de la Beclean”, Simpozionul Internaţional „Experimentul Piteşti-reeducarea prin tortură”) and debates on the topics of Human Rights, political persecutions, deportation, civic responses to present-day societal problems, etc. In 2010, Memoria Cultural Foundation together with Civic Academy Foundation gained a grant from the European Commission, through its Programme, “Europe for citizens”, Action 4, “Active European Memory”, with a project entitled “Memory of deportation in Romania”. Meant to make visible the topic of deportation in Romania during communism, the project was a big success. The exhibition, “Black Whitsuntide. Baragan deportation” was displayed in Bucharest, Braila, Sighet, and at the European Parliament.

goals

- to perserve and transmit the memory of communist persecutions - to promote Human Rights - to educate young generations in the spirit of liberty, freedom and civic responsabilities - to make known in Romania and abroad the persecuted cultural personalities' works
type: other
country: Romania
city: Bucharest

contact

133, Calea Victoriei
010071 Bucharest Romania
tel: +40722402055
e-mail: revistamemoria@gmail.com
Contact: Claudia-Florentina Dobre
www.revista.memoria.ro

Novi Homines

'Novi Homines' translated from Latin language means 'new person'. The term have been used in ancient Rome to describe someone who was the first in his pure family elected to the (...)
'Novi Homines' translated from Latin language means 'new person'. The term have been used in ancient Rome to describe someone who was the first in his pure family elected to the Senate, especially as a consul. Association 'Novi Homines' team - young, enterprising people, willing and able to devote their time to non-profit purposes. 'Novi Homines' is implementing various initiatives to increase the sense of well-being of life, promote public spirit and develop a high level of self-awareness. Only knowing our origins, history and the past, we can take a successfull path in the future.

goals

Increase citizenship; Promote historical values; Reduce social exclusion in socially excluded groups; Keep the historical memory alive.
type: other
country: Lithuania
city: Vilnius

contact

Klaipėdos g. 6-406
01119 Vilnius Lithuania
tel: +37060516804
e-mail: info@novihomines.lt
Contact: Ieva Jasaitytė, director
www.novihomines.lt/blog

Tom Lantos Institute

The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) is an independent human and minority rights organisation with a particular focus on Jewish, Roma and Hungarian communities and other ethnic or (...)
The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) is an independent human and minority rights organisation with a particular focus on Jewish, Roma and Hungarian communities and other ethnic or national, linguistic and religious minorities. As an international research, education and advocacy platform, TLI aims to bridge the gaps between research and policy, norms and practice. The TLI was established in Hungary in May 2011 by the decision of the Hungarian Government and the U.S. Senate to honour and continue the legacy of Tom Lantos, a Hungarian-American and the only Holocaust survivor ever elected to the United States Congress. A powerful voice for human rights and civil liberties throughout his life, he was the Co-Founder of the Congressional Human Rights Caucus and rose to become the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. After his death, Congress permanently established the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission. Core funding of the organisation is provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Centre for Democracy Public Foundation. The organisation also receives project funding from a variety of intergovernmental and private sources.

goals

The Tom Lantos Institute (TLI) is an independent human and minority rights organisation with a particular focus on Jewish, Roma and Hungarian communities and other ethnic or national, linguistic and religious minorities. As an international research, education and advocacy platform, TLI aims to bridge the gap between research and policy, norms and practice. In 2013-2016, TLI’s principal strategic goal is human and minority rights education. TLI uses multidisciplinary approaches, focusing primarily on three issue areas: 1. Jewish life and anti-Semitism: Countering anti-Semitism Promoting the identity and participation of Jewish communities 2. Roma rights and citizenship: Combating anti-tsiganism and political, social and economic exclusion and discrimination Promoting effective participation in social, economic and cultural life and in public affairs 3. Human and minority rights: Promoting human and minority rights education Contributing to the effectiveness of the international regime of minority protection
type: other
country: Hungary
city: Budapest

contact

Bérc utca 13-15
1016 Budapest Hungary
e-mail: info@tomlantosinstitute.hu
Contact: Louise Métrich
www.tomlantosinstitute.hu

Ústav pamäti národa (Nation´s Memory Institute)

The Nation's Memory Institute (Ústav pamäti národa) is a public-law institution founded by the Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No. 553/2002 Coll. on (...)
The Nation's Memory Institute (Ústav pamäti národa) is a public-law institution founded by the Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No. 553/2002 Coll. on Disclosure of Documents Regarding the Activity of State Security Authorities from 1939 to 1989 and on founding the Nation’s Memory Institute and on Amending Certain Acts.

goals

perform complete and unbiased evaluations of the period marked with oppression, primarily analyze the causes and means of loss of freedom, manifestations of fascist and communist regimes, their ideology and involvement of native and foreign persons; disclose documents on persecution to the persecuted individuals; publicize information on the persecutors and their activities; prompt criminal prosecution of crimes and criminal offences; provide relevant information to public authorities; systematically accumulate and expertly process all types of information, records and documents pertaining to the period of oppression; work with similar institutions in the Slovak Republic and abroad, mainly with archives, museums, libraries, survivors of the resistance, survivors of concentration and labor camps, provide them with information, present them with research options, render methodical counsel and promote their activities; present the public with the results of its activities, primarily publicize information and other records between 1939 and 1989, individual actions and life stories, publish and promote publications, organize exhibitions, seminars, conferences, discussion forums; promote ideas of freedom and defence of democracy against such regimes as Nazism and Communism; grant official status of anti-communism resistance participant and anti-communist resistance veteran.
type: other
country: Slovakia
city: Bratislava

contact

Namestie Slobody 6
81783 Bratislava Slovakia
http://www.upn.gov.sk/

www.mariustuca.ro

Multimedia platform
Multimedia platform

goals

Writing about the present, but also about the past and especially about the recent past. Supporting the Romanian Institute for the Investigation of the Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile in its campaigns.
type: other
country: Romania
city: Bucharest

contact

Sos. Bucuresti-Ploiesti nr.15-17 sector 1
013682 Bucharest Romania
tel: +40744689844
e-mail: marina.constantinoiu@gmail.com
Contact: Marina Constantinoiu, editor-in-chief
www.mariustuca.ro