For discussion: It's often assumed that at international youth meetings, young people should primarily be learning about different ways of life in different countries. But from a diversity-conscious perspective, that approach falls short.
In-depth examination: At international youth meetings at memorials for the victims of the Nazis, what are the implications of working with "marginalized groups," or groups who have experienced individual or collective discrimination?
Recommended Website: A portal with many different voices, based on interviews with contemporary witnesses; an educational portal on the genocide of Roma and Sinti; a historical exhibition about six children: three websites where much can be learned about Roma and Sinti in Europe.
Recommended Website: The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights regularly conducts polls on the situation of so-called minorities in the EU. These are accessible online and constitute an important resource for knowledge multipliers in educational work.
Recommended teaching methodology: The manual developed by Anne Sophie Winkelmann provides insights into the concept of diversity-aware educational work in international youth encounters that aim to challenge national-cultural concepts and promote awareness of diversity.
Project: Euthanasia and forced sterilization in the Third Reich, social isolation of entire families with handicapped children until late into the 1980s, the inhumane conditions in institutions for the disabled – despite the serious topics, the participants of the project "It is normal to be different" had joy and fun because of the very creative, transnational cooperation.
In-depth examination: This network of schools is dedicated to dismantling any and all ideologies that attempt to legitimize inequality between human beings. It accomplishes this goal by promoting a host of projects and initiatives...
For discussion: "Don’t give discrimination a chance!" is printed in bright colors on a poster at a comprehensive school. Paul asks what discrimination is, anyway... Maria, two years his junior, is bored by it: "Why should I care?" The scenario is not unrealistic for a German schoolyard.