Remembrance, particularly remembrance of the events which occurred during the second world war, remains a sensitive and painful issue for Roma.
Work covered by the Council of Europe and OSCE/ODIHR includes the production of teaching materials on Roma history and culture, the organisation of events and working meetings on the Roma genocide, and the setting-up of the website devoted to Roma Remembrance.
The fundamental purpose of the website is to give greater visibility on Roma Genocide through an access to information from various sources. It comprises of a data base on the Roma genocide, a virtual library of useful resources (research articles and publications, testimonies, filmography etc.) and an interactive country specific information map, developed for the use of governments, civil society, museums, schools, researchers and general public.
This work is also done in reference to:
- Council of Europe’s Recommendation (2009)4 on the education of Roma and Travellers ;
- Council of Europe's Recommendation (2001)15 on “history teaching in twenty-first century Europe”;
- OSCE Decision No. 3/03 : ACTION PLAN on improving the situation of Roma and Sinti within OSCE area, chapter V. Improving access to education.