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With its programme ERINNERN:AT the OeAD deals with teaching and learning about National Socialism, the Holocaust and the prevention of antisemitism through education. The programme promotes the transfer of historical and methodological and didactic knowledge as well as reflection on its significance for the present. The OeAD implements its programme ERINNERN:AT on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research (BMBWF).

Educational projects and further education

In committees and projects at international, national and local level the OeAD with its programme ERINNERN:AT advocates Austrian remembrance education and its further development. One focus is on the organisation and implementation of professional development courses for teachers on the topics of the holocaust, national socialism, antisemitism and racism. Besides Austria-wide training courses and conferences the central offers include seminar trips to Israel, which are embedded in university colleges of teacher education courses.

Teaching materials and witnesses programme

The OeAD develops teaching materials and teaching concepts as well as learning websites and apps that are suitable for use both in the classroom and in distance learning and out-of-school youth education.
In addition to training on the use of specific teaching materials and teaching platforms the OeAD also provides training on the integration of interviews with survivors and witnesses of national socialism and the holocaust in the classroom and supports teachers and Austrian survivors and witnesses of national socialism and the holocaust in the preparation and implementation of them. The valuable exchange between survivors and witnesses of national socialism and the holocaust, teachers and pupils is managed and supported with annual seminars within the framework of the witnesses programme.

Structure as a network

The OeAD programme ERINNERN:AT operates as a decentralised network. One or two network coordinators represent the programme in each federal province. They are the contact persons for teachers in the region, they develop teaching materials and organise professional development courses. Via its project website and a special newsletter the OeAD provides information about current developments in remembrance culture and remembrance education – internationally and Austria-wide as well as specifically for each federal province.

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    • National and international cooperation in educational projects
    • Education and professional development programmes as well as conferences for Austrian teachers
    • Seminar trips to Israel embedded in Austrian university colleges of teacher education courses
    • Teaching and learning materials, learning websites and apps for use in the classroom, in distance learning and out-of-school youth education
    • Historical tours and (school) exhibitions
    • Talks with Austrian survivors and witnesses of national socialism and the holocaust at schools and in online formats
    • Up-to-date information about remembrance culture and Holocaust education on the website
  • Teachers, educational professionals, teacher training students as well as teacher training institutions, stakeholders in the Austrian education system, and interested members of the public