Danish Institute for International Studies Launches New Educational Project

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS), Holocaust and genocide, has recently embarked on a new educational project about antisemitism and other forms of intolerance.

The aim of the project is to further raise awareness in Danish schools about intolerance and to support teachers in dealing with the subject in the classroom. The project is supported financially by the Danish Ministry of Integration.

One part of the project will contain a study of the use of the educational material "Intolerance in Europe - past and present" published by DIIS in 2008 in corporation with the OSCE and the Anne Frank House and supported by the Danish Ministry of Integration and the Ministry of Education. The new project will also examine the challenges and problems faced by teachers and students in education about intolerance.

On the basis of the initial findings, DIIS, Holocaust and genocide, will develop an educational tool for use in lower secondary schools and primarily in subjects such as History, Civics, Danish and Christian studies. The educational tool will support educators in teaching about antisemitism and intolerance in a historical perspective as well as to deal with present-day expressions of intolerance and discrimination.

The project is estimated to conclude in December 2012.

For more information about the project (in Danish), please visit: www.diis.dk/intolerance