Connecting Law&Memory. Innovative Approaches on dealing with Collective Violence - Relevance of Holocaust Museums and Memorials for Civil Servants and Human Rights
Mechelen - Belgium
Kazerne Dossin, International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, the Belgian Federal Police, KZ Gedenkstaette Flossenbürg and the Council of Europe announce the 'Connecting Law&Memory' conference in Mechelen on 20-22 September 2016.
This conference will focus on training courses in human rights for law enforcement and civil servants- based on Holocaust and genocide studies- with an emphasis on bringing together both civil servants (especially law enforcement) and mueums and memorials from all over Europe with a special focus on our neighbouring countries France, the Netherlands and Germany. The overall aim of the Conference is to create a coordinating forum to share and benchmark expertise, intending to strenghten the civil service resilience through discussion, reflection and dilemma training. This will offer tools and attitudes to prevent and resist racist, xenophobic behavior or other forms of intolerance- frequentely aggraveted by peer pressure and/or group loyalty- within law enforcement and other civil service institutions. The goal of the conference is to connect, link, share and benchmark existing outreach programs, good practices and experiences.
The conference will also demonstrate the strength of the programs to institutions wishing to reflect upon history in their present day context. Another important aspect will also reflect on the circumstances to initiate and develop these programs, which need need to create a structural network of platform for existing and interested partners in order to stimulate exchange programs between institiutions and organizations. The conference is espacially intended for decision makers and educators working at museums & memorials and civil serivce bodies involved in setting up suchlike training programs or show a strong interest to do this in the future.
A call for participation will be launched in April 2016.
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