With aim to explore shared European aspects of the Holocaust, and to further support Holocaust remembrance, research and education, the project paid special attention to provide opportunities for scholars, experts and other stakeholders to create new long-term international contacts, partnerships and exchange platforms. The very international character of the project itself, and particularly the events organized in the frames of the project, presented the unique opportunity for scholars, experts and others involved in commemoration, research and education to meet and exchange experiences and best practices.
Participants from (in alphabetical order) Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia (FYR), Netherlands, Poland, Serbia, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom, and in addition, representatives of the Jewish and the Roma communities, took active part in the events.
International experts and scholars could learn more about the particularities of the Holocaust in Serbia, memorials, killing sites and events less known to wider European audiences. On the other side, experts from Serbia could visit and exchange experiences with the colleagues in Amsterdam and Stockholm. For that reason, beside the public events (conferences, debates and workshops open for broader audiences), several expert meetings were organized, focusing on particular subjects. Such was an expert meeting “Challenges and best practices in creating a Holocaust Memorial” between the Dutch and Serbian colleagues that at the moment face a similar task: creation of the national Holocaust Museum.