Application deadline: 05.06.2024

Memory of the Holocaust of Roma and Sinti. International program for educators and museum professionals

Seminarium antydyskryminacyjne
fot. Muzeum Historii Żydów Polskich

We have launched the recruitment process for the international program for educators and museum professionals dedicated to the memory of the Roma and Sinti Holocaust. The program is addressed to educators and museum professionals from Czech Republic, Germany and Poland.

The project will run from June to October 2024 and will include two study visits, one to Brno and one to Berlin, and a series of online meetings. Working in international groups, participants will develop educational ideas related to the commemoration of the Roma and Sinti Holocaust, which they will present to a wider audience at an online event towards the completion of the program (see: the preliminary program). 2 August 2024 marks the 80th anniversary of the liquidation of the so-called "Gypsy camp" at Auschwitz-Birkenau; it is also the Roma and Sinti Holocaust Memorial Day. However, Roma Holocaust and history and culture are still not part of the mainstream historical discourse on World War II, nor is it represented enough in the media, pop culture, art and museum’s practice.

One of the important barriers in addressing this topic by cultural institutions and museums is lack of competent knowledge about the Roma and Sinti Holocaust, as well as Roma and Sinti history and culture. In response to the need to boost the competences of employees of various museums and cultural institutions, we have planned long-term educational activities consisting of on-site and online meetings addressed to educators and museum professionals from Czechia, Germany and Poland, raising this topic in the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

The program has been prepared by a cross-sector partnership of four entities representing the experience of working at a memorial, a historical museum, a contemporary art institution or a foundation operating in the field of supporting Roma communities in various areas. We hope that this interdisciplinary approach will allow participants to expand their knowledge both historically and in different areas of postwar memory and anti-discrimination education, as well as to understand contemporary processes of exclusion and discrimination.

Eligible applicants

Educators and museum professionals from the Czech Republic, Germany and Poland are invited to apply to participate in the program. The program is designed for a group of 18 people. In case there are more applicants than places, the organizers reserve the right to shortlist participants based on their applications. While the project mainly targets countries mentioned above, in exceptional cases candidates from other countries may also be considered.

Preliminary program →

Practical information

  • Participation in the seminars is free of charge.
  • Travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed by the organizers according to the following:
    • Travel costs from the place of residence to Brno and back — maximum amount of €100.
    • Travel costs from the place of residence to Berlin and back — maximum amount of €100.
    • Accommodation costs in Brno (three nights) — maximum amount of 231 €.
    • Accommodation costs in Berlin (three nights) — maximum amount of €297.
  • Language of the program: English.
  • By applying for the program, you declare that you will take part in all its modules:
    • June 24–27, 2024 in Brno, Czech Republic.
    • July 22–25, 2024 in Berlin, Germany.
    • June–October 2024: online meetings on dates chosen by the participants.
  • Application deadline: May 30, 2024.
  • List of participants to be announced on: June 4, 2024.



ERIAC - European Roma Institute for Arts and CultureFoundation Towards DialoguePOLIN MuseumMuseum of Romani Culture

The project is funded by the EVZ Foundation and the Federal Foreign Office as part of the program YOUNG PEOPLE remember.

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