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Kazerne Dossin: Memorial, Museum, and Documentation Centre on Holocaust and Human Rights is constructed in the same area as the transit camp from where the Germans deported the Jewish people and Gypsies from Belgium and Northern France to Auschwitz-Birkenau. The new museum, expected to open in summer 2012, will serve as a historical exhibition about the persecution of the Jewish people and Gypsies during the Holocaust, as well as teaches about human rights through temporary exhibitions, focusing on the dangers of totalitarianism and the value of democracy.

Kazerne Dossin starts from the history of Jewish persecution and the Holocaust as it relates to the Belgian case, in order to reflect on contemporary phenomenons like racism, social exclusion of population groups, and discrimination for reasons of origin, belief, conviction, colour, sex, and sexual inclination. Thus interpreted, this Museum will make a fundamental contribution to an educational social project which focuses on citizenship, democratic resistance, and the defence of individual basic freedom.



Kazerne Dossin

Sint-Katelijnestraat 139
B-2800 Mechelen
Tel: + 32 (0) 15 29 06 60
Fax: + 32 (0) 15 29 08 76




was established in 2006, and arranges meetings between students and Holocaust survivors, so the students can remember the personal stories and pass them on to the next generation. The Foundation also organizes student trips to Holocaust-related authentic sites in their effort to preserve the memory of the Holocaust survivors.

La Maison européenne pour le rayonnement de la citoyenneté is organizing visits to the camps, the exposition “Démocratie et fédéralisme en Belgique”, the traveling exposition “Anne Frank, une histoire d'aujourd'hui”, and seminars in Yad Vashem.


Fondation MERCi

Maison européenne pour le Rayonnement de la Citoyenneté
Place du Fays 13
6870 Saint-Hubert
Tel. + 32 (0) 61 61 00 54
Fax: + 32 (0) 61 61 00 42


OBESSU – The Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions is a platform for cooperation between the national school student unions active in general secondary and secondary vocational education in Europe. It was founded in April 1975 in Dublin, Ireland and brings together member and observer organisations from more than 25 European countries. All member-organisations are independent, national, representative and democratic school student organisations.


Organising Bureau of European School Student Unions

Rue de la Sablonniere, nº 20
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel:  +32 2 6472390
Fax: +32 2 6472394



EU actions in education and training aim to improve the quality of learning systems and provide greater opportunities for people at all stages of their lives. While each Member State is in charge of its own education and training system, co-ordinated action can help achieve common aims. The European Commission focuses on two aspects: firstly, co-operation with national authorities and European stakeholders on improving policies and exchanging good practice, and secondly the development and administration of funding programmes.

European Commission

Directorate General for Education and Culture Directorate
Unit 1: Youth Policy, Office Mado 18/22
1049 Brussels, Belgium




The European Union of Jewish Students is an umbrella organisation for 34 national Jewish student unions in Europe and the FSU, representing over 200,000 Jewish students.  Cognizant of the religious, linguistic and cultural diversity that make up the European Jewish community, EUJS strives to present a variety of perspectives through its leadership training programs, educational seminars and international conferences, all tailor-made to the needs of its students.  Throughout its history, EUJS has placed itself at the cutting edge of inter-cultural and inter-religious programming, as well as programming related to genocide education, advocacy and Jewish continuity in Europe.

Karpantschof  European Union of Jewish Students

Avenue Antoine Depage 3
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +3226477279
Fax: +3226482431



Being established in 1981 The European Law Students' Association - ELSA is today the world's largest independent, non-political and non-profit making law students' association comprising membership of in total 30 000 members. 

ELSA members are open-minded, internationally oriented/targeted and multilingual and acquire a broader cultural understanding than other law students. They gain direct experiences with foreign legal systems and business practices.

ELSA‘s 200 university-based local groups and 42 national groups as well as the international board are entirely student-managed and administered. Similar to a small franchise, each group creates its own plan of operation in line with the overall goals of the association. Each group recruits and trains its volunteer executives and markets ELSA‘s programmes to the academic and business community. In combination with the university curriculum, ELSA prepares its members for their future entry into professional life, especially when working in an international environment.


Vice President for Seminars and Confernces of ELSA International

239 Boulevard Général Jacques
1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 646 26 26
Fax: +32 2 646 29 23



An international non-profit organisation established in 1991, CEJI stands with individuals and organisations of all religions, cultures and backgrounds to promote a diverse and inclusive Europe. CEJI works to combat prejudice and discrimination and to promote social cohesion through training, education, dialogue and advocacy.

CEJI - A Jewish contribution to an inclusive Europe

Rue Amédée Lynen 8
1210 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: + 32 (0)2 - 344 34 44
Fax: + 32 (0)2 - 344 67 35



DARE is a Europe-wide network of NGOs and other organisations devoted to raise the profile of Education for Democratic Citizenship (EDC) and Human Rights Education (HRE), promote transcultural and transnational cooperation, and enhance the quality of education within these fields.
DARE aims at achieving recognition, visibilitity and adequate resources for EDC and HRE as a core obligation for the formal and non-formal education systems throughout Europe.

Democracy and Human Rights Education in Europe (DARE)

Blvd. Bischoffsheim 11, 8th floor
1000 Brussels, Belgium
Frank Elbers, Chair DARE
Tel: +32 (0)2 227 6144



The Open Society Justice Initiative uses law to protect and empower people around the world. Through litigation, advocacy, research, and technical assistance, the Justice Initiative promotes human rights and builds legal capacity for open societies. We foster accountability for international crimes, combat racial discrimination and statelessness, support criminal justice reform, address abuses related to national security and counterterrorism, expand freedom of information and expression, and stem corruption linked to the exploitation of natural resources. Our staff are based in Abuja, Amsterdam, Bishkek, Brussels, Budapest, Freetown, The Hague, London, Mexico City, New York, Paris, Phnom Penh, Santo Domingo and Washington, D.C.

Open Society Justice Initiative

Rue d’Idalie 9-13
1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 505 4646
Fax: +32 2 502 4646





According to the wording of the law: “The Centre's task is to promote equality of opportunity and to combat all forms of discrimination, exclusion, restriction or preferential treatment based on: a so-called race, skin colour, descent, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, marital status, birth, wealth, age, religion or ideology, present or future state of health, disability or physical characteristics”

Centre for equal opportunities and opposition to racism

Rue Royale 138
1050 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 212 30 00
Fax: +32 2 212 30 30





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