To enhance and enlarge the community of concerned European Citizens and strengthen their response at national and EU level to racism, antisemitism, antizyganism, xenophobia, hate speech and other forms of intolerance and racial bigotry.
Enlarging the participation of Young Europeans to the March of the LivingSince the first March of the Living was held in 1988, over 250,000 participants, from 52 countries, a majority of them teenagers and young adults, have marched down the 3-kilometer path from Auschwitz to Birkenau on Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom Hashoah – as a silent tribute to all victims of the Holocaust.
Now we should ensure that more young people will listen to the last Holocaust witnesses and become the new generation of witnesses, keeping in mind Elie Wiesel’s legacy: “When you listen to a witness, you become a witness”
Reaching out and Engaging concerned European Citizens and March of the Living Alumni
- Identifying young students and young adults who will commit themselves to be Guardians of Holocaust lasting memory.
- Enhancing the capacity of the European March of the Living Network (EMOTL) partners to reach out, engage and involve their members and Alumni in effective actions to combat racism, antisemitism, xenophobia, intolerance and hate speech in EU member states
Reinforcing and expanding the European March of the Living Network
- Ensuring the active participation of our partners and reaching out additional partners in order to reach out more European Citizens and enhance their participation in the activities of the network.
- Reinforcing communications and exchange of views as well as exchange of best practices.
- Supporting our members and partner organizations.
Establishing a Community of Concerned Teachers and Educators to exchange best practices and enhance the impact of Holocaust Remembrance and Holocaust education activities and initiatives.
- Gathering leading teachers and educators who are teaching Holocaust in their schools and accompany their students to the March of the Living in order to exchange best practices, and assess the impact of those activities on young generations.