“Terraforming South” from Serbia is awarded this year’s Yehuda Bauer Grant.
The organization was awarded the grant for their project on developing a European Library Platform for Holocaust education.
The organization Terraforming is a creative international network that develops projects with the aim to support local cultural initiatives strengthening human rights, diversity and tolerance, and combating discrimination, racism and xenophobia, especially through education.
Their project aims to create a large-scale European library network and to develop the framework for a collaborative platform of international resources for Holocaust education in the context of memorial days. The project thereby follows up on an existing IHRA-funded project which resulted in an online platform for librarians and teachers in Serbia, and seeks to enhance its educational methodology and concept on an international level. Ultimately the European Library Platform will target librarians, educationalists, multipliers and decision makers in Holocaust education and remembrance. During this first phase the project will focus on analyzing the existing infrastructure and expertise of international library networks, creating an international expert team, establishing international partnerships and multilateral cooperation between national libraries, and developing a detailed concept framework to be presented at a final expert meeting.
This project was awarded the Yehuda Bauer Grant in light of its excellent quality, its highly multilateral dimension and its efforts to establish an international cooperation using existing infrastructure among a rarely targeted group.
The IHRA established the "Yehuda Bauer Grant" in recognition of the contributions of IHRA’s Honorary Chairman. Since 2014 IHRA awards this honor annually to an outstanding project proposal submitted through IHRA’s Grant Programme. The recipient of the Yehuda Bauer Grant is selected by the Funding Review Committee from among all proposals recommended to IHRA’s member country delegations for funding.