The project on Holocaust and human rights education was created to inform policy makers and funding institutes about the current role that visits to original sites and historical exhibitions play in school education. The project aimed to assist school teachers and operators of commemoration sites, original sites and historical museums in their work on human rights education. The project also developed practical guiding material for school teachers and operators of commemoration sites, original sites and historical museums. The project brought together practitioners from a variety of fields.
The project involved:
The project went beyond the scope of previous projects in the field as it covered all Member States, with an in-depth study of 9 Member States. The study combined pedagogical, psychological and art of hosting expertise with social scientific expertise in order to produce:
Discover the past for the future – The role of historical sites and museums in Holocaust education and human rights education in the EU (Report and summary)
Excursion to the past - teaching for the future: handbook for teachersHuman rights education at Holocaust memorial sites across the European Union: An overview of practices
Online module: The Holocaust and Fundamental Rights
In many EU Member States, visits to memorials, commemoration sites, original historical sites and historical exhibitions play an important role in Holocaust education and human rights education. The FRA, therefore, decided to launch a project that studies the role that such visits play in school education across the EU from a comparative perspective. The project included an assessment of the pedagogical approaches and educational programmes of a selection of such sites in the EU.