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In the Palace of Europe in Strasbourg, the opening of the International Youth Seminar on the Preservation of historical memory in Europe " Remembrance and learning from World War II " - one of the most famous projects of the National Youth Council of Russia, implemented jointly with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe.

In the Palace of Europe in Strasbourg, the opening of the International Youth Seminar on the Preservation of historical memory in Europe " Remembrance and learning from World War II " - one of the most famous projects of the National Youth Council of Russia, implemented jointly with the Youth Department of the Council of Europe.The opening ceremony was attended by official representatives of the Russian Federation and the Council of Europe.

 

Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe Ivan Soltanovsky, Deputy Chairman of the National Council of Youth and Children's Associations of Russia, Olga Popova, Director of the Directorate for Democratic Citizenship and Participation of the Council of Europe Matthew Johnson, a member of the Association for the Struggle against Enmity Language of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council Europe Gabriella Heinric, addressed the participants in a welcoming speech.

The seminar will continue its work until April 28. Participants in the program are expected to:

  • study key concepts and practices related to the preservation of historical memory and learning the lessons of the Second World War;
  • exchange experience with young people on the topic of preserving historical memory in the context of human rights education;
  • make a trip to Struthhof (the memorial complex and the former concentration camp of Natzweiler);
  • visit workshops on topics related to the preservation of historical memory in the context of human rights education;
  • participate in the panel discussion "Historical Memory and Human Rights: Challenges of Today".

40 people take part in the seminar: 20 from the Russian Federation and 20 participants from other member states of the European Cultural Convention. As a result of the project, the participants will develop joint initiatives to preserve the historical memory and remembrance.

The training seminar is organized with young people and for young people to increase the relevance and quality of such events on the issues of preserving historical memory in the context of human rights education

Recall that the International Youth Training Workshop on the Preservation of Historical Memory in Europe " Remembrance and learning from World War II " is part of the Action Plan for 2016-2017 as part of the implementation of the Framework Program of Cooperation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation in the field of youth policy. The event is supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation and the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs. The seminar contributes to the achievement of the task of promoting intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and peace.