Fundacja Kresy-Syberia / Kresy-Siberia Foundation

The "Kresy-Siberia" Foundation was set up through a Founding Act by Sybirak descendant Stefan Wisniowski on 25.11.2008. Its registration in the National Court Register took place (...)
The "Kresy-Siberia" Foundation was set up through a Founding Act by Sybirak descendant Stefan Wisniowski on 25.11.2008. Its registration in the National Court Register took place on 23.03.2009. Registered in Warsaw, the Foundation operates on a global basis in both English and Polish languages. The Foundation is dedicated to the research, remembrance and recognition of Poland's citizens fighting for freedom and survival in occupied eastern Poland and in forced exile during World War II. It pursues its mission in three major ways: 1. Conducting the "Kresy-Siberia" discussion group on the internet, located at www.facebook.com/groups/KresySiberiaGroup. The Kresy-Siberia group has over 1,300 members - Poles scattered all over the world, who - themselves or their ancestors - came from the former Eastern Borderlands of Poland and who survived deportations and prisons under Soviet occupation during the Second World War. Members of the "Kresy-Siberia" group live mainly in the United Kingdom, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand as well as in Poland. The members of the Group make a significant contribution in the discovery and popularisation of their family and national history. 2. Managing the Kresy-Siberia Virtual Museum on the internet at www.kresy-siberia.org. The Kresy-Siberia Group contributed heavily to create this museum through, among others, an extensive gallery of unique photographs originating mainly from Sybiraks living since World War II in the West, and a large collection of unique documents related to members of the group or their families living in the Eastern Borderlands and their subsequent fate. The Museum presents the repressions experienced by the citizens of the Second Republic of Poland under the Soviet and German invaders, during ethnic cleansing perpetrated by Ukrainian Nationalists, and in exile as captives, combatants or civilian refugees. As well as a series of historical gallerises to set out the events of the wartime experience, the Museum includes filmed interviews, photographs and documents to present historical events through the memories of people. 3. Conducting an international "Generations Remember" Conference in Warsaw and other events around the world. The conference is typically attended by people from in Poland and from countries like the USA, Canada, UK, South Africa and Australia. Several are from the wartime generation and the rest are their children and grandchildren.

goals

The Foundation's statutory objectives comprise the following: a. recounting Polish citizens’ lives in Poland before and during the Second World War and their life in exile during and after the war; b. having an initial focus on the experiences of Polish citizens affected by the Soviet invasion and occupation of eastern Poland, including their subsequent experiences; c. preserving the memory of the former Eastern Borderlands of the Second Republic of Poland prior to Soviet occupation and of the Polish citizens of different ethnicities and religions who had lived there for centuries; d. supporting the exiled Polish citizens and their descendants in research of the fate of their families and help them expand their knowledge about their Polish roots and strengthen their connections with the Polish nation; e. supporting cooperation between the members of Polonia and Poles living abroad with the Polish nation in the areas of education, research, culture, religion and economics; f. teaching the appreciation of Polish culture in Polonia communities; g. deepening the knowledge and appreciation of Polonia and the Polish emigration in Poland.
type: other
country: Poland
city: Warszawa

contact

ul. Marszałkowska 115
00-102 Warszawa Poland
tel: +48 22 211 88 88
e-mail: stefan.wisniowski@kresy-siberia.org
Contact: Stefan Wiśniowski
www.Kresy-Siberia.org

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

Institute for Integration of Political Persecuted People in Albania

The Institute for Integration of Political Persecuted People in Albania (IIPP) elaborate the programs and develops policies for the integration of the politically persecuted (...)
The Institute for Integration of Political Persecuted People in Albania (IIPP) elaborate the programs and develops policies for the integration of the politically persecuted people from communist regime into the social life of the country in accordance with the program of the Government of the Republic of Albania. The IIPP elaborate and deals the fundamental issues pertaining to politically-persecuted people by the communist regime, in cooperation with the national associations of political persecuted people, who are extending across Albania. In cooperation with other state institutions and associations of political persecuted people, appropriate measures are taken and programs are established for the realization of all the rights of persecuted people by the communist regime based to Law no. 7748, dated 29.07.1993, "On the Status of Political Persecuted People by the Communist Regime", deriving from Law no. 7514 dated 30.09.1991 "On the acquittal, amnesty and rehabilitation of Political Persecuted People", as well as Law no. 9831 dated 12.11.2007 "On the Compensation of Political Persecuted People by the Communist Regime".

goals

We are committed to ending hypocrisy and illicit abuse of political persecution. We will cooperate with them to dignitously open the wound of their non-compensation. Our new compensation scheme for political persecuted will broaden the group of beneficiaries and implement a progressive reward, depending on the years of conviction and the current age of formerly persecuted. There will be a transparent assessment of the obligations to the ex persecuted. Our public and social policies will respect the status of formerly persecuted. All public services for former exiles will be borne by the state. We will set up a European historical memory institution that will document and make the history of persecution under the communist regime accessible to the public.
type: other
country: Albania
city: Tirana

contact

Street George W. Bush,
1001 Tirana Albania
tel: +355692904547
e-mail: Mia.Koka@ishperndjekurit.gov.al
Contact: Mia Koka/ Head of Departament for social affairs and project coordination
http://ishperndjekurit.gov.al/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

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

miscareaderezistenta.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.miscareaderezistenta.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

Post Bellum SK

Post Bellum SK is a nonprofit organization that since 2008 searches and records Slovak witnesses' memories of key moments of the 20th century. WWII veterans, Holocaust survivors, (...)
Post Bellum SK is a nonprofit organization that since 2008 searches and records Slovak witnesses' memories of key moments of the 20th century. WWII veterans, Holocaust survivors, political prisoners, dissidents, but also members of the secret police or members of the Communist Party memories are stored in the collections www.pametnaroda.cz as a Memory of the nation. PB SK documents historical stories, which are forgotten or should be forgotten. We talk to them and ,further on, we engage pupils and students to appreciate the heroes. We also cooperate withi foreign partners abroad. We are journalists, historians, field reporters, editors, translators, editors, documentalists.

goals

The aim of the work is collectiong memories of wittnesses a making more completely map of slovak memory like european memory. On the basic of the stories of the 20th century Post Bellum SK educating slovak children and students, too. Expected benefit for Post Bellum SK from the project is making of the collextive european memory in challenging of the times. For example Slovak was the one state with Czech republic, Hungarian are minority on the Slovakia and Slovakia have too much strong historical bonds with countries of the partners.
type: other
country: Slovakia
city: Bratislava

contact

Klincova 35
821 08 Bratislava Slovakia
tel: +421902754380
e-mail: sandra.polovkova@postbellum.sk
Contact: Mgr. art. Sandra Polovková
www.postbellum.sk

Salantų St. Virgin Mary parish

The name of our community is „Salantų Švč. Mergelės Marijos Ėmimo į dangų parapija“ („Salantų St. Virgin Mary parish“). We seek for cooperation on behalf of (...)
The name of our community is „Salantų Švč. Mergelės Marijos Ėmimo į dangų parapija“ („Salantų St. Virgin Mary parish“). We seek for cooperation on behalf of Lithuanian church community, based in Salantai city, Lithuania. Our page is here: http://palangosparapija.lt/salantu-svc-mergeles-marijos-emimo-i-dangu-parapija We are a small community of ~2200 people, seeking to renew our historical bakery traditions in order to bring people together and renew pilgrimage tradition. Our community history began in the year 1640, and as an official church community we work since the year 1911. We know that in the past, our people used to bake black bread and other national dishes ('šakotis', special soups (borsch), ect) and making dishes together was one of the main things bringing people together. We are seeking to renew these old traditions and old bakery buildings, equipment and recipes. Also to have a place where children could learn our traditional food recipes and gather all together. For this purpose we will write projects for European Union strands. If you would like to cooperate and be our partner from abroad, regarding cooperation covering travelling to Lithuania and sharing bakery experience and histoical heritage,please let us know.

goals

1) Learning and educational activities in order to learn regional (Žemaitiški) authentic dishes and production, using old-fashioned and unique techniques, using guided tours for observing and learning, educational activities, public employment and education lecture during cooking synergies; 2) The historic Bread road trips, visits to historical places of Lithuania and partner countries; 3) The historical heritage dishes production and sale for non-profit-making purposes. Aims and objectives: Increased public interest in healthy eating and lifestyle, greater civic participation by engaging in project activities framework for volunteering, educational workshops, installed information about the historical, legal, human values. Target audience: 1) Persons who are interested in the historical, cultural and culinary heritage (Žemaitijos region in Lithuania), urban, religious communities, representatives of educational institutions; 2) Socially excluded groups (the disabled, children, the victims of the crisis in the family, having served the sentence convicts, ethnic minorities, etc.); 3) the general public (the project is open to all interested persons, both in Lithuania and other countries of the population). (provide a short description of project you are looking partners for: field of activities, aims and objectives, target audience, partners involved, etc.) We aim to cooperate with partners from various fields of activities: education, legal rights, history, food and beverage, religion, community based, public institutions and NGO’s. If a partner has experience in projects with food or historical heritage, we should consider as great advantage. We aim to have a real impact on civil society and we seek to have results of the project in the most effective way as possible. So we will be searching for ways how not to waist project money, also we expect the same attitude from partners. Unfortunately, we have very few opportunities to have financial impact on the project ourselves, so the main financial help we expect to get is from EU funding. If our partners have any ability to co-fund, we would be very happy, and if not – we will be looking for ways of cooperation with the financial material we have.
type: other
country: Lithuania
city: Salantai

contact

Dariaus ir Girėno g. 10
97312 Salantai Lithuania
tel: +370660516804
e-mail: smpetras@gmail.com
Contact: Dean of the church. Dr. T. Father Petras Smilgys
http://palangosparapija.lt/salantu-svc-mergeles-marijos-emimo-i-dangu-parapija

The Wall Net

The Wall Net gathers and documents the remains of the Berlin Wall in its contemporary context around the world on http://the-wall-net.org. It connects the past with the present, (...)
The Wall Net gathers and documents the remains of the Berlin Wall in its contemporary context around the world on http://the-wall-net.org. It connects the past with the present, figures out today's symbolic meanings and reverses the Wall's original function: once it was dividing, now it is a worldwide joining element. Currently it includes almost 400 sites of Berlin Wall remains in Germany, Europe and across the world. The Wall Net is operated by a non-profit organization, based in Munich, Germany.

goals

The Wall Net launched the project's website http://the-wall-net.org in October 2014. Research is going on, pursuing a comprehensive overview of the whereabouts of Wall segments. Interactive maps provide relevant overviews. Furthermore, we communicate activities (restaurations, removings, new inaugurations a.o.) via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+).
type: other
country: Germany
city: München

contact

Steinheilstr. 10
80333 München Germany
tel: 0049-89-12136680
e-mail: rja@the-wall-net.org
Contact: Rainer Janicki
http://the-wall-net.org

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

URA Centre

URA Centre is a non governmental organization operating in the field of cultural heritage and historical remembrance.
URA Centre is a non governmental organization operating in the field of cultural heritage and historical remembrance.

goals

Goals of URA Centre are: - Activities to increase public awareness on human rights in the context of democratic development, which may include courses, training, open lectures, panel discussions,exchanges and programs to individuals and various groups concerned; - Cultural activities by promoting creativity of artists in all fields of art and cooperating with other organizations or public institutions. Special attention will be for maintenance and appreciation of cultural and architectural heritage of Albania, assessing the historical sites with most interest; - Immigration. In this area, the Centre will attempt to carry out activities that have as an objective the prevention of illegal immigration and ways to sensitize the population on legal immigration. At the same time the Centre will be engaged in programs dealing with the return of emigrants from different countries of the world etc.
type: other
country: Albania
city: Tirana

contact

Rruga e Barrikadave 260/2 Tiranë, Shqipëri
1001 Tirana Albania
tel: +355 4 222 6497
e-mail: info@qendraura.al
Contact: Ergys Gezka
http://qendraura.al/home

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.miscareaderezistenta.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.miscareaderezistenta.ro

Youth Initiative for Human Rights

Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) has fourteen years’ experience in the Western Balkans, developing cooperation between young people in the region and supporting youth (...)
Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR) has fourteen years’ experience in the Western Balkans, developing cooperation between young people in the region and supporting youth activism across established ethnic divides, conducting dealing with the past and human rights advocacy, building the capacity of human rights and democracy activists, and conducting outreach to decision makers and media on a range of social policy, freedom of movement and human rights issues. YIHR has been engaged in facilitating dialogue between young people, civil society activists, and decision makers. The Youth Initiative for Human Rights was founded in 2003 by young people in the former-Yugoslavia to overcome the consequences of armed conflicts and inter-ethnic tensions. YIHR is also a member of a regional network active in Kosovo, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and Croatia, with offices in Pristina, Podgorica, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Presevo and Zagreb, with a broad network of local, regional and international partner organizations.

goals

YIHR’s work focuses on the processes of dealing with the past and the protection of human rights, strategically targeting young people to participate in and lead these processes. Contribution to the process of reconciliation in the Western Balkans region by educating young people about the conflicts that happened during the fall of Former Yugoslavia is one of the most important goal of our work. Facing with the facts related to the wars from the nineties and talking about the victim and responsibility has always been the focus of our activism within our society. YIHR works with journalists, students, civil society activist and young politicians to build capacity in the region to pursue a sustainable agenda for change.
type: other
country: Serbia
city: Belgrade

contact

Džordža Vašingtona 26/16
11000 Belgrade Serbia
tel: 00381638468906
e-mail: sofija@yihr.org
Contact: Sofija Todorović - Program Assistant
http://www.yihr.org/