HIMIS conclusive conference at Universität Freiburg, Germany
Thursday, 15.11.2018, 13:45 to 16:45
An event of the European Year for Cultural Heritage
The challenge: Refugee crisis and xenophobic resentment
When hearing the words ‘inclusion’ most of us think about a task for refugees and others with migration background to integrate themselves into an open and plural society. But integration can only succeed to the extent as the local population is also open for people who are different and for cultural diversity.
Culture of memory and Heritage Interpretation can contribute a lot for this task – especially in partnering with schools.
Cultural heritage can reveal the deep historic roots of Europe‘s fundamental values. They are founded in experiences of intolerance, discrimination of minorities, disregard of human dignity, inequality despotism – experiences which shaped the history of every town and every region.
This conference is the German multiplier event of the HIMIS project. It will share and discuss the HIMIS approach. Students at the four European pilot schools interpreted the cultural heritage of the place where they live. They were assisted by school teachers who directed the process in a way that students were provoked to reflect about fundamental values and to interpret their theme from different historic people‘s perspectives.
During this event will HIMIS guidelines and the HIMIS teacher training course will be presented to a wider public.