The Gorchakov Fund sponsored participation of an expert in a training workshop in Strasbourg
Training workshop for youth dedicated to preservation of historical memory in Europe “Memory and Lessons of World War II” is taking place at European Youth Center in Strasbourg.
The Gorchakov Fund sponsored participation of Professor of Moscow State University Dr. Alexander Sagomonyan. The expert will make a presentation on April 26 during panel discussion “Historical Memory and Human Rights: Challenges of Today”.
The training workshop is part of the Plan of Actions for 2016-2017 within implementation of the Framework Programme on Cooperation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation in the field of youth policy. It supports achievement of one of the goals of the Framework Programme related to promotion of an intercultural dialogue, cultural diversity and peace.
Co-organizers of the event are:
- Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation;
- Federal Agency for Youth Affairs;
- National Youth Council;
- Youth Department of the Council of Europe.
The forum is held with the goal of increasing importance and quality of events with youth and for youth dedicated to the topic of preserving historical memory for the purpose of increasing awareness in the sphere of human rights.
The goals of the seminar include strengthening of understanding among participants of key concepts in the field of preservation of historical memory, human rights, the intercultural dialogue and reconciliation as well as a discussion of challenges related to preserving historical memory and teaching history including falsification and manipulation of facts about historical events.
In 2014-2016, three similar seminars were organized as part of the Plan of Actions of the Framework Programme on Cooperation between the Council of Europe and the Russian Federation in the field of youth policy. Based on the experience of the previous seminars and recommendations developed by the participants and the instructors, the event in 2017 will be held in the form of a training workshop for teachers and instructors, youth leaders and activists working with youth on the topic of preserving historical memory, education on the issues of human rights and peace-building.