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This is an international body committed to promoting Holocaust education, remembrance and research. Ireland attained full membership of this prestigious, intergovernmental organisation in December 2011. HETI is represented on the Irish delegation by HETI Director and a trustee.
An Irish initiative, The Crocus Project was introduced in 2005 and now includes the participation of twelve European countries. It is suitable for pupils aged eleven years and older. HETI provides yellow crocus bulbs to school for students to plant in Autumn in memory of all of the children who perished in the Holocaust: 1.5 million Jewish children and thousands of other children who were victims of Nazi atrocities. The crocuses bloom at the end of January, around the time of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. When people admire the flowers, young people can explain what they represent and what happened to the children. The Crocus Project is supported by the Department of Education and Skills.
The RETHINK project (Remembrance Education for THINKing critically) aims to facilitate the dissemination of programmes that promote tolerance and respect towards diversity while developing media literacy and critical thinking skills. The RETHINK project believes that remembrance education, in linking past and present, sheds valuable light on the historical significance of polarised identities, offers insight into European history, and tools to combat intolerance. The RETHINK Project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme and gathers 8 partners in the field of formal and informal education: The CIEP (France); Euroclio (Europe); CESIE (Italy); Kazerne Dossin (Belgium); Holocaust Education Trust Ireland (Ireland); Erinnern.AT (Austria); Jewish Historical Institute (Poland) and the Shoah Memorial (France).
A dynamic and interactive online resource that challenges racism and discrimination. The workshop provides an inclusive approach that focuses on young people’s voices making all learners feel included and involved. This empowers students and educators to discuss sensitive and complex issues inside and outside of their classrooms. The online tool was shaped by an inspiring international youth meeting in Berlin in 2013, followed by a meeting of 65 experts from 14 countries in 2014. HETI hosts two training days per year for Irish teachers and educators. The project was made possible with funding from the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union and Erinnerung Verantwortung Zukunft.