Centropa

Centropa is a Jewish historical institute dedicated to preserving 20th century Jewish family stories from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. (...)
Centropa is a Jewish historical institute dedicated to preserving 20th century Jewish family stories from Central and Eastern Europe and the Balkans. Since 2000, Centropa has interviewed 1,200 elderly Jews still living in the 15 countries between the Baltic and the Aegean (from Estonia and Russia to Greece and Turkey), but we never used video nor did we focus primarily on the Holocaust. Instead, we collected and digitized thousands of family photos. Our interviewers spent up to twenty hours with each respondent, asking them to paint for us a picture of the world they grew up in - as well as the world they rebuilt for their families after the war (we also dutifully record everything our respondents wish to share with us about the Shoah). The interviews are audio taped, transcribed, translated and entered into our searchable, keyworded online database 'Jewish Witness to a European Century.' Most stories are in English, and we have separate websites and search facilities in German (for our Vienna-based interviews) and in Hungarian. Historians and other researchers are welcome to contact us to read our original transcripts.

goals

- connect us all to the lands of Jewish heritage by creating programs about the entire 20th century, not only about the period of the Third Reich; - use these programs in innovative ways so that Holocaust education will have relevance everywhere; - to combat antisemitism and Holocaust denial by creating programs that students carry out themselves, and share with other students across borders, oceans, and ethnic divides.
type: educational
country: Austria
city: Vienna

contact

Pfeilgasse 8/15
1080 Vienna Austria
tel: 0043 (0) 104090971
e-mail: cotoarba@centropa.org
Contact: Esther Cotoarba
www.centropa.org

Croatian Education and Development Network for the Evolution of Communication - HERMES

As an NGO that brings together people from different professional backgrounds, HERMES has the goal of using non-formal education methods to teach about history, promote human (...)
As an NGO that brings together people from different professional backgrounds, HERMES has the goal of using non-formal education methods to teach about history, promote human rights and engage with discrimination and prejudice in society. HERMES uses a number of non-formal education methods to teach people about human rights, history and various methods of promoting a civil society. Out mission is to promote communication, the free exchange of ides and critical thinking, active listening and radical empathy. We believe that understanding is the key to compassion and collaboration and therefore try to provide students with interesting ways of learning about the world they live in. Our activities include, but are not limited to: human rights and Holocaust education, the organization of seminars, rhetoric workshops, educational simulations of different legal procedures.

goals

The mission of HERMES is education for democratic citizenship, through developing and applying innovative (non-formal) educational programs with a view to promoting non-violent communication methods such as structured and critical thinking, active listening and radical empathy as conflict resolution/prevention tools.
type: educational
country: Croatia
city: Zagreb

contact

Baboniceva 52
10000 Zagreb Croatia
tel: 00385912506151
e-mail: hermes.communiaction@gmail.com
Contact: Tvrtko Pater
http://www.hermes-communiaction.hr/

EuroDemos Youth Mobility NGO

EuroDemos Youth Mobility NGO (EDYM-NGO) is a non-profit, non-political, non-partisan and non-denominational organization which operates both locally and internationally with the (...)
EuroDemos Youth Mobility NGO (EDYM-NGO) is a non-profit, non-political, non-partisan and non-denominational organization which operates both locally and internationally with the objective of building bridges between Italy and the other countries all over Europe and the rest of the world in the field of both formal and non-formal education. EDYM-NGO has been founded 2 years ago by a group of high level experts in education and culture, international relations, partnership building, and training as an educational and professional path. The Association is fully committed to urge European youth to get motivated, to tailor their mobility on the basis of their needs and according to their expectations while learning and to create a snowball effect in educational matters on an experiential basis. The NGO is also involved in both promoting European values as the local ones on cultural, educational, scientific and economic level through the application and the development of innovative and participatory methodologies and tools, the promotion of projects and initiatives with the target of raising awareness of the European opportunities.

goals

We aim at contributing to the active involvement of the young people, the civil society and the related Stakeholders and Institutions at all levels (from local to European and international). Our objectives are: - To promote the youth growth and development by both non-formal and formal education; - To uphold Human Rights causes and debate about those humanitarian issues that affect or lives all over the world; - To facilitate and support mutual understanding and international dialogue (based on avoiding stereotypes and negative labels); - To spread the message of European diversity as the richness that defines our countries (“All different – All equals”); - To provide youth with resources for increasing, strengthening and refining their skills for the actual European and international job market (employability and entrepreneurship); - To address youth to the principles and experience of volunteering and building bridges for a better future and a more inclusive growth; - To motivate European citizens to take part into the democracy building process of a united Europe and its neighbors; - To “train the trainers” of tomorrow and provide youth leaders with the opportunities to tailor their career in the field of education; - To support healthy life-styles and well being linked with sports and eco-sustainable environment (mainly addressed to recycled economy system); - To extend youth development between Europe and the rest of the world as we truly believe in the positive impact of education; - To create and follow a mutual cooperation for educational matters with the Partners, the Universities and the Stakeholders linked and bonded with our NGO, and within our channels and local Federation.
type: educational
country: Italy
city: Reggio Calabria

contact

Via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, 107/D
89122 Reggio Calabria Italy
tel: +393488107270
e-mail: edym.ngo@gmail.com
Contact: Ms Silvia Crocitta (CEO and Founder)
www.edym-ngo.org (at the moment is under constriction - will be on again on 3rd February 2016)

Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego/Jan Karski Educational Foundation, Warsaw

Warsaw-based Jan Karski Educational Foundation was established on November 12. and is a direct successor of Jan Karski US Centennial Campaign, which successfully advocated for Jan (...)
Warsaw-based Jan Karski Educational Foundation was established on November 12. and is a direct successor of Jan Karski US Centennial Campaign, which successfully advocated for Jan Karski to be posthumously awarded with the presidential Medal of Freedom in May 29. 2012. The Foundation’s mission is to is to instill in people - especially young people in Poland - the values of leadership, courage and integrity, as exemplified by the life of Jan Karski. Activities promoting knowledge about Jan Karski are pursued by two sister Foundations: in Poland and in United States. The Foundations share the goal of preparing celebrations of Jan Karski Centennial in 2014 and organizing educational activities in years to come. Strategic partnership for the Foundations is grounded with the Museum of Polish History, which leads „Jan Karski. Unifinished mission” program. The Foundation closely cooperates and is widely/generously supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage of Poland.

goals

Foundation’s educational mission is being realized through: • organizing exhibitions and public debates, seminaries and conferences • new scholarship programs established in cooperation with leading Polish and American universities, including Berkeley University of California and Georgetown University in Washington DC, to which Jan Karski was related to for 40 years;
type: educational
country: Poland
city: Warsaw

contact

al. J.Ch. Szucha 6
00-582 Warsaw Poland
tel: +48 22 629 22 59
e-mail: kontakt@jankarski.net
Contact: Anna Geller
www.jankarski.net/pl

GLOBE - Global Learning Opportunities for Better Education

GLOBE – Global Learning Opportunities for Better Education is a no – profit Association born in 2015 established in Palermo (Italy). GLOBE proposes European and International (...)
GLOBE – Global Learning Opportunities for Better Education is a no – profit Association born in 2015 established in Palermo (Italy). GLOBE proposes European and International Projects to promote and encourage the spread of knowledge’s and professional and informal skills, the exchange of best practices and intercultural dialogue, in a transnational dimension. GLOBE promotes and implements: TRAINING COURSES: GLOBE plans and realizes laboratories and training courses, with formal and non formal approach, for Young people, Adults, Workers, Professionals, Unemployed, Teachers and Trainers (HEI, School, VET and Adult Education), School Staff members, Public Administrators, Youth Workers, etc. The activities are aimed to transfer basic competences, soft skills and specific skills. MOBILITY EXPERIENCES: GLOBE promotes and implements Mobility Projects at European and International level, (SENDING/HOSTING) for Young people, Adults, Workers, Professionals, Unemployed, Teachers and Trainers (HEI, School, VET and Adult Education), School Staff members, Public Administrators, Youth Workers, etc., also in the framework of the ERASMUS+ Programme. EUROPEAN PROJECTS: GLOBE promotes and implements integrated projects of Learning, Orientation, Research, Economic and Territorial Integration and Cooperation, Social, Cultural, Economic Development and Digital Culture, in collaboration with No Profit Organization, NGO, Schools, University, Public Authorities, Enterprises and other actors, active at public and private dimension, and at local, national an european level. We invite you to visit our website www.globenetwork.eu, our social channel on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/globenetwork.eu) and twitter (https://twitter.com/Globe_network) and contact us sending a message to globe@globenetwork.eu.

goals

GLOBE has the following Mission: - to promote the meeting, the exchange, the sharing, the integration and the contamination of European and extra-European ideas, knowledge and cultures, through travel and the experience of living abroad, the discovery of new realities and experimentation of solidarity and friendship across national borders; - to promote personal and professional growth of individuals, with particular attention to young people and women, broadening theirs knowledge’s and skills in step with the continuous cultural and working evolution; - to contribute to social and economic development of the territory in synergy with the third sector, non-profit sector and local, national and international production.
type: educational
country: Italy
city: Palermo

contact

Via E. Notarbartolo n. 49
90100 Palermo Italy
tel: +393463086762
e-mail: globe@globenetwork.eu
Contact: Serena Venturella
www.globenetwork.eu