Shoah Memorial Conference on “Building up a Regional Network of Educational Policy-Makers”

A conference on “Building up a Regional Network of Educational Policy-Makers” will be held at the Shoah Memorial in Paris on 6-7 November 2014.

The conference will be coordinated by the Shoah Memorial, and moderated by Doyle Stevick from the University of South Carolina and Dubravka Stojanovic from the University of Belgrade. Educational decision-makers and national experts from Western Balkan states and Austria will attend two days of talks and interactive roundtable meetings aimed at increasing knowledge about the Holocaust in the former Yugoslavia and strengthening remembrance policies.

During the conference, participants will examine the teaching of the Holocaust from a multilateral point of view at the regional level of the Western Balkans, and exchange ideas and experiences about educational policies. The conference aims to review curricula in light of academic research, establish closer contacts between Ministries of Education on the issue of the Holocaust, and foster regular cooperation on a regional level. The conference program is available here.

The Shoah Memorial was founded in 1943 as the Contemporary Centre of Jewish Documentation, when it collected documents and evidence to prosecute perpetrators in the future. Since its re-inauguration in 2005, the Memorial has served as a European reference institution, offering a range of public resources and services aimed at documenting the memory of, and raising awareness about, the Holocaust. For more information about the Memorial, please see their website.