25.01.2019Amalipe Center is a partner within the Learning from the Past – Acting for the Future project

Teaching about the Holocaust and Social Justice


Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, July 7-11, 2019


This project is developed by The Olga Lengyel Institute, in partnership with the American University in Bulgaria, Shalom Organization, Central Israelite Religious Council of Bulgaria and Amalipe Center for Interethnic Dialogue and Tolerance.

The aim of the project is to contribute to increasing the quality of education regarding the Holocaust and social justice in Bulgaria. The program provides a rich opportunity to integrate national and international approaches in teaching about these topics and in understanding the contemporary relevance of this important part of modern history.

The objectives of the program are to:

·         Develop teachers’ awareness of historical and current dialectical discussions concerning the Holocaust and other instances of social injustice;

·         Develop teachers’ understanding of the impact of stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination at individual, group and society level;

·         Develop teachers’ understanding of the Jewish life before and after the Holocaust;

·         Increase appreciation for innovative, student-centered teaching methods, including extra-curricular activities and partnerships between school and other institutions and organizations

·         Promote a blended approach of Holocaust education and Human Rights education.

The methodology of the training is learner centered, based on the principles of experiential learning and a human rights-based approach in education. A variety of methods are used in order to stimulate the engagement of participants, their reflections and a high level of interaction: presentations, analysis, discussions, reflections, group work, videos, visits, guest speakers, survivors’ testimonies, etc.

The program comprises a total of 32 academic hours.


Call for Applications

The seminar is an intensive 5-day program addressed to high school and middle school teachers taking place in the month of July. Applicants should have some prior experience in teaching about the Holocaust and should be committed to continue teaching about the Holocaust, social justice and human rights in the future. Following the seminar, participants will be offered the opportunity to apply to a mini-grant program to implement educational programs with their students and to bring what they learned in the seminar to their classrooms and local communities.

There is no participation fee for the seminar. The Olga Lengyel Institute is covering all tuition costs, meals and accommodation during the official program of the seminar. The only expense that participants need to cover is their trip, either directly to Blagoevgrad or to Sofia (from where there will be a special bus to take everyone to Blagoevgrad).

High school and middle school teachers who are interested in this seminar are invited to submit the Application Form to by 01/04/2019. Teachers who submit their application are expected to attend the entire duration of the program. Please consider this carefully before applying.

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