4. International co-operation

The Council of Europe participates in a comprehensive strategy of co-operation with other international organisations (United Nations, OSCE/ODIHR, UNESCO, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), European Commission, and other international institutions, particularly the Task Force for International Co-operation on Holocaust Education, Remembrance and Research (ITF), with which a memorandum of understanding has been signed.

The aims of this international co-operation are:

  • to develop a remembrance diplomacy dynamic, making use of each organisation's specific characteristics,
  • to avoid duplication and make economies of scale,
  • to learn from the other organisations' experience and help to distribute their documentation.

The first international organisation to involve itself in Holocaust remembrance teaching, the Council of Europe organised an initial meeting of international organisations and institutions in Strasbourg in February 2009.