Call for Applications: Learning from the Past – Acting for the Future. Teaching about the Holocaust and Human Rights

Zaira Bulgheroni Opportunities , , ,

An 11-week online engagement professional opportunity for teachers in Europe (21 September – 4 December 2020)

Call for applications

This program, developed by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI), in partnership with the Intercultural Institute of Timisoara and with support from the Council of Europe, is addressed to teachers working in Europe, who are interested to develop their competences to teach about the Holocaust and human rights.

The aim of this course is to contribute to increasing the quality of education regarding the Holocaust and human rights. The program provides a rich opportunity to integrate national and international approaches in teaching about these topics and in understanding the contemporary relevance of this important part of modern history.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Develop teachers’ awareness of historical and current dialectical discussions concerning the Holocaust and other instances of social injustice;
  • Develop teachers’ understanding of the impact of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination at individual, group and societal level;
  • Develop teachers’ understanding of Jewish history and Roma history before and after World War II;
  • Increase appreciation for innovative, student-centered teaching methods, including extra-curricular activities and partnerships between schools and other institutions and organizations;
  • Promote a blended approach to Holocaust education and Human Rights education.

A group of 40 teachers from across Europe will have the opportunity to attend the online course. Following the course, teachers will receive support to put into practice what they learned and develop local projects with their students. They will be able to access a Mini-grant Program which offers financial support and educational counseling.

The duration of the course is 11 weeks. The engagement required from the teachers is 2-3 hours per week. The methods used in the course will consist of both synchronous and asynchronous activities such as: webinars, discussion forums, collaborative work, video, individual and group assignments, readings, etc. Participants will create an account on the course platform where they will be able to access all the materials, as well as to communicate and collaborate with the other participants. Every week, a new module of the course will become available for participants and the learning process will be organized and supported by two facilitators, while guest speakers will address participant's live or through recorded videos.

Applications are welcome from teachers who:

  • Teach high school or middle school students in a Member State of the Council of Europe
  • Have some experience teaching about the Holocaust (have taught this topic at least one semester before)
  • Are committed to teaching about the Holocaust following their participation in this program
  • Are able to attend the program for its entire duration and to contribute to the program’s activities
  • Have basic skills to operate computers
  • Have good English language skills (at least B2)
  • Have not been previously involved in a seminar on the Holocaust organized by The Olga Lengyel Institute (TOLI).

Application deadline: September 11, 2020.

In order to apply for this course, please fill in the form available at the link below, no later than 11 September 2020: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TOLI-Europe.

You can find out more about TOLI programs in Europe at: https://www.toli.us.

For any questions, please contact us at: edu@intercultural.ro.

Join the #FootballPeople Movement To Help Fight Inequality!

The Fare Network, a partner of our Football Makes History project is organizing a movement to help fight inequality - the #FootballPeople weeks. This event unites supporters, players, clubs, minority groups, and communities alike to support equality and inclusion. The #FootballPeople weeks will take place between 8 and 22 October 2020.

This is the largest social change campaign in football. It will unite over 150,000 people together to advocate against social injustices such as racism, sexism, homophobia, and support inclusion, diversity, and social change with more than 2,000 events in over 50 countries.

The Fare Network is now offering grants up to €500 for both large and small organizations so they may hold related activities during the #FootballPeople weeks. The deadline to apply is 31 August 2020. You may be inspired to hold an activity related to the #Blacklivesmatter movement, the #METOO movement, or about a chosen ethnic minority. Other activities include:

 

• Host an online discussion or networking event
• Organise an e-sports tournament
• Put on a socially distanced football tournament
• Produce educational materials for your school
• Celebrate minority players in football
• Give football taster sessions to women or girls who do not already play football

Also, we are pleased to announce the Fare Network has released a new educational resource kit! This can be used to educate young people between 14 and 18 against discrimination and celebrate difference! The educational materials are designed for teachers in schools, NGO's and youth clubs who want to discuss the topic of anti-discrimination in the classroom.

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Recruitment Call: Do you teach the Russian Revolution to your students?

EuroClio needs one hour of your time!

A challenge that many history educators face is finding reliable historical evidence that represent multiple perspectives. Often, the sources that are in textbooks and official curriculum materials are limited or only give a limited point of view. For teachers, it demands a lot of time and effort to find sources that offer diverse perspectives. What if finding sources was easier? EuroClio wants to help with this.

Last year, EuroClio initiated a crowdsourcing project with the aim of creating a teacher pack for resources to the Russian Revolution. Using the wide EuroClio network as an initial starting point for collection, EuroClio members contributed sources from across Europe that represented a variety of historical perspectives. The sources are now ready to go into the classroom! But, we need to know how to support teachers to use the sources. So we need a group of teachers to look at these sources and share with us how they could use them in the classroom.

What help we need: We need a group of teachers who teach the Russian Revolution to join us in an online meeting to share ideas of how to use these sources. The meeting will be approximately one hour in length and will involve a discussion of lesson ideas. Would you be interested? If you are open to helping or if you would like more information, please email secretariat@euroclio.eu or research@euroclio.eu.

 

 

Radicalisation Awareness Network: Call for Participants

The Radicalisation Awareness Network (RAN) is holding an online meeting on 24 and 25 September (1 pm-4:30 pm CET), and they are currently looking for participants! The RAN Youth and Education meeting will focus specifically on polarised (Post-)COVID narratives.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, narratives blaming people of specific nationalities or religions for the crisis arose. Such narratives have the power to divide youth in society and can become the breeding ground of radicalisation. With this meeting RAN aims to equip youth workers and teachers with the tools and methods to deal with polarising narratives among the children and youth they work with.

Call for Participants

RAN is looking for youth workers, school counsellors, teachers, and principals among others, who have experienced polarised narratives whether it be at youth centres, online, and/or in the virtual classroom. During the meeting, teachers and youth workers will have the opportunity to discuss the challenges they face with children and youth concerning this topic. The main outcome of the meeting will feed into a post-COVID Q&A Handbook against polarisation.

Some questions that will be asked are: Which polarising narratives do teachers and youth workers encounter in their classroom and their work? How to respond as a teacher or youth worker to hateful statements or narratives in the classroom/among children and teenagers? How to educate children and teenagers about these sensitive themes? And how to deal with fake news or conspiracy theories that are related to COVID specifically?

If you have experienced any related challenges, we invite you to send your motivation to the Radicalisation Awareness Network to take part in the meeting. Note that the organisation requires you to complete their survey, as this will help them find the best-suited participants.

Deadline

Fill in the survey before 18 August. Keep in mind that only 30 participants will be accepted, therefore, participation is not guaranteed. Note that the webinar on the outcomes of this meeting will take place in December 2020, and will allow for more participants to participate.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Pomme Woltman (p.woltman@radaradvies.nl) and Annelies Jansen (a.jansen@radaradvies.nl).

Call for Proposals: International Conference on History Education and Multiculturality

The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequent challenges and changes experienced, have led to discussions over key social and educational concepts, such as, racism, equity, nationality, empathy, diversity, and technology. These concepts form a basis for discourse on their role in intercultural education. In light of this, the International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE) is organising a conference in which a variety of topics relevant to the current global situation, as well as other intercultural topics will be discussed. The conference will take place on June 27-30, 2021.

The conference will include a number of strands, such as peace education, cooperative and collaborative learning in multicultural settings, language awareness, history education and multiculturality among others. You may find the full list here.

  • Submission Procedure

Your proposal must choose one of the strands and present it in a selected format. This may be in the form of a lecture, online lecture, discussion panel, workshop, poster, round table, or field trip.

  • Submission Guidelines

Before submitting your abstract you must register on the submission system EasyChair. The abstract must be written and submitted in English. Note the abstract should be between 300-400 words, contain 3-5 keywords, as well as 3-5 bibliographical references.

  • Important Dates
    • Submission dates: July 15 – October 25
    • Notification of acceptance: December 15, 2020
  • Important Contact Information

Call for Applications: “Academy of Korean Studies Program for Textbook Specialists in Europe” Webinar

The Academy of Korean Studies (AKS) is pleased to announce a call for applications for a webinar entitled "AKS Program for Textbook Specialists in Europe." AKS, a South Korean government-funded research institution, is planning to hold a webinar in which lectures about various aspects of Korea including history, art, and contemporary society are delivered and participants will present and discuss relevant topics. This program is designed for educating secondary school teachers, textbook authors, and college or university professors at the undergraduate level who are interested in Korea.

On the first day of the program, prominent Koreanists will deliver lectures about Korean history, inter-Korean relations, and Korean art. On the second day, participants will give presentations on and discuss education on Korea in European schools and Korea-related textbook or educational materials.

*All participants must have a webinar compatible application (For example ZOOM).

Date

  • 1st day: October 17, 2020 (Sat)
  • 2nd day: October 18, 2020 (Sun)

 

Eligibility: Secondary school teachers, textbook authors, and college or university professors who:

  • have an interest in teaching about Korea.
  • have an interest in writing about Korea in textbooks or creating Korea-related educational materials.

 

How to Apply

  • Applicants are required to complete and submit an application form that can be found here.

 

Application Deadline: August 14, 2020

  • Successful applicants will be notified individually by early September 2020.
  •  Successful applicants must submit their presentation by October 4, 2020 and should attend the seminar and the lectures.
  • Speakers will be paid an honorarium for their presentation.

 

Please note the following:

  • Send applications to the following address aksprogram@aks.ac.kr with the subject line “AKS Program for Textbook Specialists in Europe”.
  • Submissions should be made electronically. All documents must be in PDF format.
  • The file name should be: Last name, First name. For example: Bowie, David.

 

Further questions should be directed to Dr. Jaeyun Jeong via aksprogram@aks.ac.kr

 

Call for Applications: Online Barcamp Historical Education

The Kreisau-Initiative, the Krzyzowa Foundation for Mutual Understanding in Europe and the Freya von Moltke Foundation are organising a special conference: BarCamp. The programme will be centred on methods of historical and civic education and their implementation with digital media.

When? 25 – 26th June 2020; 12 – 5 pm

Where? In the virtual Space!

Who?

  •  Are you already active in youth work, citizenship education or history projects and would like to learn new methods and approaches online? Or are you interested in the topic and methods, but have never done it before? Either way we invite you to apply!
  •  The organisations value diversity of backgrounds, experiences and work fields. If you are not an expert of youth work but experienced with digital educational tools, you are more than welcome!
  • However, there are a few conditions: You need to be an adult (18 years upwards) living in Germany, Poland or Ukraine. Citizenship is not a precondition. Since the BarCamp is mostly going to be held in English, a good level of English is required (partially we are offering translation). 

How to apply?

  • Please fill out the application form here

Application deadline: June 15th, 2020

NECE Webinar “Restarting Europe: The role of civil society and citizenship education”

Fani Partsafyllidou Opportunities

NECE is organising a webinar on “Restarting Europe: The role of civil society and citizenship education” on 11 June 2020, 3-5 pm. As part of the NECE CAMPUS 2020, this online event offers an exchange with civil society actors and EU stakeholders on the role of the European Union in times of transformation.
With this webinar, NECE is launching a methodically diverse virtual process, the NECE CAMPUS 2020. The webinar is an attempt to bring the rich diversity and creativity of European civil society actors and stakeholders and experts for European citizenship education together in times of crisis. The objectives are to explore commonalities and differences and provide a space for the development of a common language and a joint response to the new challenges and opportunities which the 2020s are presenting.

 

As a run-up to the NECE conference “Reconnecting in a post-pandemic world: Citizenship Education for democracy and sustainability” in Berlin, 5-7 November 2020 (www.nece-conference.eu), a series of digital events from June to November, such as webinars, dialogues, trainings and lectures as well as a barcamp on the various aspects of the conference topic, will be conducted. The aim is to strengthen cooperation and networking in digital space, provide platforms for exchange in terms of digital skills, tools, methodology and content and enhance the advocacy for citizenship education as a public good.

Registration for this webinar is still possible here until 10 June 2020. You will receive further information on the webinar access via ZOOM, the programme, etc. in your confirmation email.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to the webinar organisers in case of any queries: nece-campus2020@labconcepts.de.

In Europe Schools: Join now!

We have wonderful news! We are delighted to announce that the In Europe Schools Project will be continued after a successful pilot phase! In 2019, EuroClio and Dutch Broadcasting Company VPRO joined forces to create online and free educational resources, based on the VPRO documentary series on Modern European History ‘In Europe – History Caught in the Act’, presented by Dutch best-selling author Geert Mak. In the past months, more than 40 schools across Europe were matched and worked with two Education Kits: Difficult History and Migration.

The Project will start with a new round of school matchings in October and November 2020, introducing two new additional Education Kits: Climate Change and Gender Equality. The newly developed @Home Tutorial provides tips and tricks on how to complete the project from home, when you are not able leaving the house. This makes the Project perfectly suitable for teachers and students in times of social distancing and closed schools, as it provides a great sense of flexibility!

Registrations are now open here! Make sure to register as soon as possible, so we can match you with another school in Europe. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a one-of-a-kind exchange project!

We look forward to seeing you soon!

To see Europe Schools' Introduction Video click here!

Call for Applications local.history International 2020

Zaira Bulgheroni Opportunities

Call for Applications 2020!

It is with great pleasure to announce that the Foundation EVZ is launching a new funding program entitled local.history. This funding provides support to local initiatives and associations in their endeavours to create and shape a local remembrance of the National Socialist era.

The funding program supports local and regional history initiatives from Central and Eastern Europe. The main goal of the programme is to reappraise the remembrance of the era of National Socialism and the Second World War. A particular point of focus is the persecution of various ethnic groups and minorities during the National Socialist period.

The major topics addressed are the history of National Socialism, forced labour under the National Socialist regime, the Holocaust, as well as the remembrance of various persecuted groups.

The formats of the projects are open-ended; therefore, workshops, podcasts, exhibitions, graphic novels and more are welcomed, as long as the chosen formats suit the projects’ objectives in a way that contributes to the sharing of local cultures of remembrance.

Are you interested? Please submit a project proposal before June 15, 2020. You can find the call for applications here.