Call for Funding

We invite you to contribute to the prevention of atrocities by supporting one or more of the following programs that not only work to address the underlying conditions that give rise to atrocity risk factors, but also promote the inclusion of marginalized groups in the prevention of atrocities and encourage accountability for atrocity crimes.

Please see below a brief description, point of contact for each program available to support now. For the project’s concept note and more information on how your institution or foundation can fund one of these projects, please get in touch with the person identified as the contact person for the program.

Education and Conflict Forum in Ukraine

Our Warren Educational Policies Program’s initiative, Education and Conflict Forum in Ukraine initiative will tackle the profound impact of the ongoing conflict on Ukraine's educational system and social fabric. In collaboration with our local partner, LingvaLexa, we will establish an online expert forum that will meet periodically over 18 months to raise awareness among Ukrainian policymakers and other relevant stakeholders about the harmful effects of the conflict on the education system and discuss mitigation strategies so that education can play a preventive role. 

Project Description

Considering both the negative and positive role of education before, during, and after conflict, as well as the effects conflict can have on education, the Auschwitz Institute for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities (AIPG) and LingvaLexa will partner to organize a periodic, closed, Online Forum, on "Education and Conflict in Ukraine.” This Forum aims to raise awareness among Ukrainian policymakers about the different effects conflict can have on the education system while also anticipating possible ways to tackle these consequences. This forum will create an opportunity for Ukrainian policymakers, academics, and civil society representatives to learn about how other countries have dealt with the effects of violence. Although each conflict context carries distinct characteristics, the commonalities between these different conflicts will be discussed, in addition to a specific focus on the current war in Ukraine. By bringing together a select group of Ukrainian stakeholders and international actors with expertise on this topic, the project will not only create a space for mutual learning and discussion but also a community of practice. The community of practice will help to ensure the project’s overall outcomes are sustainable, while potentially also becoming a transformative space once the war ends.

How You Can Help

To support AIPG and LivingLexa raise awareness among Ukrainian policymakers about the diverse effects conflict can have on the education system and explore ways to address these consequences, please contribute to the Education and Conflict Forum in Ukraine.

For the project’s concept note and more information on how your institution or foundation can fund the Education and Conflict Forum in Ukraine, please get in touch with Dr. Clara Ramírez-Barat at: clara.ramirez@auschwitzinstitute.org

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