“We share a commitment to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust and to honour those who stood against it.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
Opened on 1 March 2007, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) is a body of the European Union (EU) based in Vienna.
The Agency provides the relevant institutions and authorities of the Community and its Member States when implementing Community law with assistance and expertise relating to fundamental rights in order to support them when they take measures or formulate courses of action within their respective spheres of competence to fully respect fundamental rights.
The OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), in close cooperation with the ITF, is organizing a roundtable discussion on "Exploring the Relationship between Holocaust Education and Education to Combat Antisemitism."
Although education about the Holocaust is vital, educational activities in the OSCE region need to be broadened to effectively combat antisemitism, said experts at a roundtable discussion organized by the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) on 19 November 2012 in Berlin.
Within the framework of UNESCO's global initiative "Culture: a Bridge to Development," the Ministry of Civil Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina will host on 5 December 2012 in Sarajevo, with the support of the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Science and Culture in Europe, Venice (Italy), the second meeting of the international steering committee in charge of coordinating the establishment of a joint exhibit space within the ex-Yugoslav pavilion (nr. 17) in the State Museum of Auschwitz-Birkenau, a site placed on the World Heritage List in 1979.
The Council of Europe and Mémorial de la Shoah are co-organizing a European workshop entitled "History of the Holocaust and Prevention of Crimes Against Humanity."
The publication "Holocaust Memorial Days in the OSCE Region: An Overview of Governmental Practices" has been developed by OSCE/ODIHR in close cooperation with the ITF and was launched at the Plenary meetings in Liège, Belgium on 12 December 2012.