Democracy and participation, Education

Anne Frank Youth Network


Who is behind this?

Sarah Louise Williamson

Anne Frank Stichting


Who is joining forces?



Idea pitch

We will enable youth to startup their own non formal educational projects in their respective countries advocating shared European values, promoting democracy and human rights. They will do this from trainings they gain from attending a summer school in Berlin to mark the 80th anniversary of the November Pogroms. We will guide 50 young people after the event to facilitate their approaches to challenging discrimination today and contribute to the building of a pluralistic and democratic society.

Where does your idea take place?

Germany; UK; the Netherlands; Austria; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; France; Lithuania; Hungary

Why does Europe need your idea?

Our idea can be framed in the context of increasing nationalism in Europe and the need for more positive intergroup relations. By empowering youth to start up their own initiatives and to be connected through remembering the November Pogroms we want to equip Europe’s youth with tools to respond.

What is your impact?

A cohort of connected youth across Europe equipped with skills that prepare them to challenge discrimination and promote democracy. This cohort of youth trainers will have acquired new competences to deal with intolerant attitudes and will engage further youth through their educational projects.

How do you get there?

Within the context of the event, they will be able to choose from different creative workshops to develop their project plan and make them aware of different ways they can be an active citizen. These include Hackathons, Slam Poetry, the video making workshop Memory Walk, Comic Making and Narrative Illustrations and Photography workshops. In order to guide and monitor the process, each country will have an experienced trainer coordinating their activities.

What is your story?

Violence, persecution and targeting minorities is a major problem in the world we live in today. We want to equip young people to grow their skills by fostering methodological skills in civic education and to turn ideas into actions for the commemoration of the 9th and 10th of November 2018.

Who are you doing it for?

Youth across Europe who have shown a demonstrated interest in the topics we address and want to develop their skills to proactively advocate for European values, democracy and human rights. They will act as multipliers so will further engage youth and communities in the future.

What do you need from the Advocate Europe community?

Advice on innovative ways to re/connect the youth for the commemoration.


Idea created on Jan. 12, 2018
Last edit on Jan. 15, 2018

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