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Europe for Citizens Programme (2007-2013). Structure of the programme: four actions 1.Active Citizens for Europe 2.Active Civil Society in Europe 3.Together.

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1 Europe for Citizens Programme ( )

2 Structure of the programme: four actions 1.Active Citizens for Europe 2.Active Civil Society in Europe 3.Together for Europe 4.Active European Remembrance

3 General objectives of the programme: Participation European identity Sense of belonging/ownership Tolerance and mutual understanding

4 4 European Remembrance Memory of victims of Nazism and Stalinism Preservation Commemoration Reflection Networking approximately 4% of total programme budget

5 5 Areas of support Projects that: Preserve individual and collective memory of Holocaust, Nazism and Stalinism Commemorate victims of mass deportation and other large-scale martyrdom of Nazism and Stalinism Encourage reflection on the origins and the context of European integration Promote reconciliation, tolerance and pluralism Deadline for submission of projects 2012: 1 June

6 6 Statistics 2007 : allocated budget : 1,1 mio (36 projects) 2008 : allocated budget : 1,7 mio (49 projects) 2009 : allocated budget : 2,1 mio (56 projects) 2010 : allocated budget: 1, 9 mio (64 projects) 2011 : allocated budget: 1,8 mio (49 projects) 2012: foreseen budget: 2,4 mio (44 projects)

7 7 Other than Action 4 means of funding Action 2 : operating grants : max per project Civil society organisations dedicated to Rememberance of the origins of the European integration In 2011 two organisations: Yahad in Unum, Mémorial de la Shoah Action 1 : networking of twinned towns : max per project Remembrance projects of twinned towns

8 8 Latest developments Since 2010 coopeartion with the Fundemental Rights Agency (FRA) on Holocaust and Human Rights Education October 2010 conference in Terezin October 2011 conference in Amsterdam (hosted by Anne Frank House) Launch of networking process May 2011 first meeting held in Brussels and Mechelen

9 9 Latest developments Support to Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum Preserving Authenticity – nine tasks for years million provided from for restoration, protection and preservation of historical structures and objects.

10 Examples of projects supported : Holocaust Educational Trust of Ireland In memory of Jewish and other children who died in the Holocaust To introduce young children (eleven or twelve years) to the subject of the Holocaust To stimulate discussion and create awareness about discrimination. To provide guidelines and information for teachers during this activity Ongoing learning about the importance of tolerance and respect

11 Examples of projects supported : Jewish Museum Prague Project addresses young people aged 12 – 18 They work independently on the stories of the life of the WW II students and children in the same schools/neighbourhoods/regions they go to /live in today, and what were the reasons for their sudden departure

12 Examples of projects supported : Train of Commemoration To preserve the individual and collective memory of children and youth deported to Nazi concentration camps Exhibition to travel in German and borderline regions of France and the Netherlands

13 Examples of some other projects supported The Holocaust by Bullets Yahad – In Unum Mosaic of Memory Terezin Initiative The Dossiers behind Faces Jewish Museum of Deportation and Resistance, Mechelen, Belgium An innovative teaching tool based on testimonies from survivors of Holocaust Swedish Committee against antisemitism

14 14 Implementation Programme Guide published on 07.htm 07.htm Includes all procedures and conditions for applying to most actions and measures, including deadlines for applications until 2013.

15 More info Strategy / policy : Implementation :

16 Thank you


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