ternYpe project "Roma Genocide" at European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2011

The ternYpe project “The Roma Genocide - Young Europeans commemorating the Extermination of the Roma during the Holocaust” was selected as one of the 27 national winning projects for the European Charlemagne Youth Prize. Two days before the International Charlemagne Prize is conferred to the President of the European Central Bank, Jean-Claude Trichet, the European Parliament and the Charlemagne Prize Foundation awarded the European Charlemagne Youth Prize. Once more hundreds of young people from all 27 Member States of the European Union have taken part in the competition organised for this prize, with projects which demonstrate exemplary European spirit.

Around August 2nd, 2010 “ternYpe – International Roma Youth Network” brought together young Europeans of different cultures and backgrounds to commemorate the extermination of Roma in the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau and to develop a dialogue on the topic of xenophobia and racism in Europe today.

Knowledge and recognition of the extermination of Roma during the Second World War is still very limited - especially among young Europeans including the Roma. The seminar will focus on the concepts, methods and challenges of Holocaust education related to the Roma Genocide. Moreover, follow-up measures and activities will be developed that can be realized by participants in their home countries based on the “ternYpe” philosophy of intercultural dialogue and mobilization of young Roma. more information

“The European Charlemagne Youth Prize”  aims to encourage the development of European consciousness among young people, as well as their participation in European integration projects. The Prize is awarded to projects undertaken by young people which foster understanding, promote the development of a shared sense of European identity, and offer practical examples of Europeans living together as one community. “The European Charlemagne Youth Prize” is awarded jointly and annually by the European Parliament and the Foundation of the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen. http://www.charlemagneyouthprize.eu

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