Second workshop under the “Teaching the Holocaust” project to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria
The second workshop under the “Teaching the Holocaust and Helping New Generations Learn How to Live Together” project, implemented by Reason Institute in partnership with Diverse Association, Romania, and Women’s Alliance for Development, Bulgaria, will be held 27 – 29 June 2011 in Sofia (Hotel Sofia Plaza, 154 Hristo Botev Blvd.).
During the workshop, Bulgarian and Romanian experts will present several reports on Holocaust education and the existence of hate speech in Bulgaria and Romania:
- Education of Holocaust and National Minority History in Romania;
- The Reflection of Roma History and Slavery, Extermination and Deportation of the Roma in the Romanian Educational Structure;
- Teaching the Holocaust as a Mechanism for Preventing Future Crimes against Humanity;
- Teaching the Holocaust as Part of Elective Subject “Roma Folklore” in Bulgaria;
WAD Foundation has started the initiative “Capital with 100 Faces”
WAD foundation has started the initiative “Capital with 100 Faces”, a European program led by the Municipality of Sofia. Priority of the project is supporting initiatives related to civil engagement in the long-term development of the city, as well as projects in the category “City and Citizens”.
The project aims to help citizens’ contribution to the revealment of the capital’s potential in economical, social and cultural aspects; to popularize among citizens the European Capital of Culture program; to encourage collaboration between local authorities and civil organizations; to strengthen Sofia’s role as a European capital which has successfully initiated a consultative process on key priorities related to European Capital of Culture initiative.
WAD began work on a new project
WAD is a partner in the Study of the Holocaust and Helping the new generations to learn how to live together.
The objective of the present project is to initiate a debate within Bulgarian society that would lead to further assessment of the Holocaust based on impartial reviewing of documents in Bulgaria and learning from Romania’s experience. In pursuance of this goal the project aims at:
First workshop under the “Teaching the Holocaust” project to be held in Tirgu Mures, Romania
The first workshop under the “Teaching the Holocaust and Helping New Generations Learn How to Live Together” project, implemented by Reason Institute in partnership with Diverse Association, Romania, and Women’s Alliance for Development, Bulgaria, will be held 9 – 11 May 2011 in Tirgu Mures, Romania.
Several reports will be presented and discussed at the workshop:
RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE NATIONAL YOUTH MEETING ON DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF POLICIES FOR YOUTH
On October 15 and 16 2010 in Sofia was held the final conference of the Women's Alliance for Development (WAD) project “Young people - Agents of Community Development”, funded by Youth in Action Programme of the EC. Participants in the conference entitled "Young people - Agents of Community Development”, were young people between 18 and 30, students participating in formal and informal groups from Sofia, Pernik, Blagoevgrad, Silistra, Kavarna Kardjali, Smolyan, Pleven, Burgas, Montana, Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv.
- On October 29 The WAD Foundation and Municipality of Sofia organized a public discussion Europe 2020 - The vision of Sofia
- From 18th to 20th of October 2010 WAD participated in a youth meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia, organized by Association for Women's Rights in Development
- WAD Foundation organized a national youth conference entitled Young People – Agents of Community Development
- On September 27 and 30 WAD Foundation held with great success a series of discussions in Silistra and Kavarna