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Croatia, 18th - 31st August 2018

This summer young people from 12 European countries are going to gather in Croatia to learn and to discuss the relevance of coming to terms with history and history teaching for contemporary human rights education.
The Summer Camp offers a space to young people from different European countries to learn about political violence and suppression in the contemporary history of Croatia and Europe. Likewise, the Summer Camp provides the opportunity to future youth-leaders to work as facilitators and to apply their ideas and skills in the field of historic civic education.

The international gathering is organized by "European Youth Meeting and Education Centre in Weimar" (EJBW) and "Documenta - Center for Dealing with the Past" from Zagreb. The International Youth Summer Camp represents the central activity of the project "Venues of victims // Venues of perpetrators", launched by EJBW and its international partners in spring 2018.

During the Summer Camp, the participants are going to travel by bus through Croatia. The Summer Camp is taking place from 18th until 31st of August in Zagreb, Vukovar, Rijeka, and Pula. Besides the four cities, the participants are going to visit the memorial sites Jasenovac, Brijuni Islands, Goli otok and Lipa.

During the stay in Rijeka, the participants will have a chance to find out more about ENRS and the project "In Between?". The selected participants of the project "In Between?" are going to present the outcomes and experiences of their survey that is going to be conducted in July in a very same former border-town of Rijeka. Besides the meeting with participants from the project "In Between?", the participants of the Summer Camp will meet also representatives of several Croatian organizations and have a chance to speak with their peers.
The unique concept of the Summer Camp promises a very interesting experience. The interest for participation is considerable; however, there are still some open places for participants from Croatia, Norway, and Spain. The residents of the mentioned countries in the age group 16-25 interested to take a part in the Summer Camp should check the application conditions with the partner-organization in their country:

Croatia: „Documenta – Centar za suočavanje s prošlošću“

Norway: “Narvik War and Peace Centre”

Spain: Gernika Gogoratuz

In case of further questions, please contact:

Dr. Boris Stamenić, program manager of the Summer Camp and program coordinator of the project "Venues of Victims // Venues of Perpetrators“ -> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Summer Camp is financially supported by the EU programme Erasmus + YOUTH IN ACTION, the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (BpB) and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM).

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