International contacts are of vital importance for The Living History Forum. Exchanging experiences and knowledge with institutions and experts in other countries is crucial in ensuring that the Forum maintains a high standard.
The Living History Forum has partners in many countries and actively participates in various international networks such as International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), formerly known as ITF.
The international work has resulted in several direct joint ventures and exchanges of ideas and knowledge. One example of this is a collaboration with the Documentation Centre in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia which led to the creation of the exhibition “Dinner with Pol Pot”.
During 2011-2013 The Living History Forum was involved in a co-operation with the organisation Memorial in St Petersburg. This project aimed at demonstrating and teaching how different methodologies may be used for working with history as a starting point for learning and discussing human rights. An important aim of the project was to deal with the issue of how different narratives of the past may make a difference in relating to today’s occurrence of intolerance, hate crimes and violations of human rights. For us, at the Living History Forum, this cooperation gave us many interesting inputs, not least regarding deeper knowledge about crimes against humanity under Communist regimes, one of the topics on our agenda.
Another example of international collaboration is the joint venture with the OSCE’s Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in producing educational material on anti-Semitism. In April 2015 this cooperation has resulted in a joint venture regarding our work for fighting discrimination against the Roma. Together with the OSCE we are arranging an expert meeting in Stockholm where the issue about the necessity of teaching the Roma genocide will be on the agenda.
The Living History Forum is, furthermore, part of a network with several institutions from Sweden, Denmark, Norway, the Netherlands and Finland, the so called Nordic-Dutch Network for professional exchange.
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Project manager, International Coordinator at The Living history Forum is Anna Edman Bastos.