The project "Knowledge and Critical Understanding of History – A Key Competence for Democratic Culture (History-Democracy)" is focused on teachers' education about Holocaust and human rights. The aim of the project is to contribute to increasing the quality of Holocaust and human rights education in Croatia, Lithuania, and Spain. 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 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 Catholic university of Valencia is the project coordinator and the project partners are Documenta - Centre for dealing with the past, Intercultural Institute Timisoara and The Secretariat of the International Comission for the Evaluation of the Crimes of the Nazi and Soviet Occupation Regimes in Lituania.
The project is co-financed by the European Union.