“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
The Tom Lantos Institute and the ELTE Faculty of Education and Psychology are organising the third European Summer School on “Prejudice, Genocide, Remembrance” from 26 June to 2 July 2016 in Budapest.
This course is primarily intended for practitioners who would like to strengthen their theoretical framework and enrich their work through engaging in discussions with experts and peers alike.
The summer school embraces a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to human rights and Holocaust education, with speakers and lecturers coming from the fields of political science, human rights, social psychology, education, art history and journalism. It situates prejudice and genocide in the context of human rights and democratic values, and invites participants to reflect on, and discuss issues such as antisemitism, antigypsyism, the Roma Holocaust, competitive victimhood, memory politics and reconciliation. One objective of the course is to develop an understanding of the ways collective memories of traumatic past events shape inter-community relations in the present. Furthermore, it encourages participants to look critically at existing narratives and draw on alternative discourses, with the aim of unearthing silenced and new voices.
The course offers a platform for practitioners to share their experiences, thoughts and questions on sensitive issues, enabling an open discussion with their peers while acknowledging and respecting differences of opinion. This school combines academic lectures with discussions and workshops, as well as thematic walks, visits and meetings in Budapest. With a practice-oriented and forward-looking approach, it encourages participants to question their own frameworks while exploring new perspectives and potential opportunities for the future.
There is no participation fee. In addition, 10 scholarships covering accommodation and travel costs are offered by the Tom Lantos Institute for applicants from the member states of the Council of Europe.