ERIAC joins the 12th meeting of the Council of Europe Dialogue with Roma and Traveller civil society
The meeting took stock of recent developments in the teaching of Roma and Traveller history and Holocaust remembrance at school and in non-formal learning environments such as Youth work and trainings, and Holocaust remembrance memorials and places. Participants were also invited to present and discuss different civil society and member State measures and examples of good practice in these fields.
- Provided an opportunity for joint reflection between representatives of Council of Europe bodies and members of the Council of Europe Secretariat as well as representatives of Roma and Traveller civil society on the inclusion of the history of Roma and/or Travellers in school curricula and teaching materials;
- Reviewed the situation of teaching Roma and Traveller history in different member states through analysing recent developments in the field of history teaching and Holocaust remembrance;
- Identified and propose appropriate measures and tools to support the inclusion of the history of Roma and Travellers and their tangible and intangible cultural heritage, arts and language in school curricula and teaching materials;
- Provided an overview and discuss relevant Council of Europe recommendations and curriculum development instruments as well as practices to support curricula and teaching material reforms leading to the inclusion of the history of Roma and Travellers in school curricula and teaching materials;
- Highlighted and exchange examples of Roma and Traveller history and culture related good practices and initiatives on developing school curricula, teaching materials and other learning resources.
In session 5: Internaitonal work, cooperation, available financial resources and support for developing Roma and Traveller history teaching and Holocaust Remembrance, moderated by journalist and ERIAC Board Member Gilda Horvath, dr. Anna Mirga-Kruszelnicka, deputy director of ERIAC, presented ERIAC initiatives related to Roma Holocaust history teaching. In her presentation, she provided a short insights into two flagship ERIAC projects: “Re-thinking Roma Resistance” project and the Barvalipe Roma Online University.
Dr. Mirga-Kruszelnicka also offered her comments in the closing session of the event, providing concluding reflections.