• 1860, Un demi-siècle s'est écoulé depuis que Moïse Lefort a planté son premier rang de vigne en terres berrichonnes

  • Right to Remember is a self-contained educational resource for all those wishing to promote a deeper awareness of the Roma Genocide and combat discrimination. The handbook is based on the principles of human rights education, and places remembrance as an aspect of learning about, through and for human rights.
    Strengthening the identity of Roma young people is a priority for the Roma Youth Action Plan of the Council of Europe. This implies the creation of an environment where they can grow up free from discrimination and confident about their identity and future perspectives, while appreciating their history and their plural cultural backgrounds and affiliations.
    The Roma Genocide carried out before and during the Second World War has deeply impacted on Roma communities across Europe and plays a central role in understanding the prevailing antigypsyim and discrimination against Roma. Learning about the Genocide is very important for all young people. For Roma young people it is also a way to understand what was perpetrated against their communities, and to help them to com to terms with their identity and situation today.
    Involving young people, including Roma youth, in researching, discussing and discovering the meanings of the Roma Genocide is a way to involve them as agents and actors in their own understanding of human rights and of history.
    Right to Remember includes educational activities, as well as ideas for commemoration events, and information about the Genocide and its relevance to the situation of the Roma people today. It has been designed primarily for youth workers in non-formal settings, but it will be useful for anyone working in education, including in schools.

  • In many European countries, the Roma and Traveller populations are still denied basic human rights and suffer blatant racism. They remain far behind others in terms of educational achievement, employment, housing and health standards, and they have virtually no political representation.Anti-Gypsyism continues to be widespread and is compounded by a striking lack of knowledge among the general population about the history of repression of Roma in Europe. In times of economic crisis, the tendency to direct frustration against scapegoats increases - and Roma and Travellers appear to be easy targets.This report presents the first overview of the human rights situation of Roma and Travellers, covering all 47 member states of the Council of Europe. Its purpose is to encourage a constructive discussion about policies towards Roma and Travellers in Europe today, focusing on what must be done in order to put an end to the discrimination and marginalisation they suffer.

  • The Council of Europe, after 40 years of activities with Roma, is intensifying its commitment to monitoring and improving their situation and to involving their representatives in the creation of the policies which concern them.This publication, a reference work and an analysis intended to further knowledge and inspire reflection on the issues, presents a summary of the relevant adopted texts and activities by placing them in a historical perspective. The facts, all too often isolated, must be given greater visibility to increase their legibility - beyond a simple summary - and foster a long-term vision.Devised to be useful to both political decision makers and to administrative representatives - at European, national and local levels - and to activists in non-governmental organisations, this work will interest everyone concerned by the situation of Roma in Europe.

  • Everyday in Europe, people associated with Roma or Traveller communities are exposed to acts of discrimination and exclusion on a scale that has stopped shocking people and institutions. Too often, it is only when lives are claimed that we wake up to the persistence of realities that have no place in any democratic society.

    Antigypsyism is a term used to refer to the multiple forms of biases, prejudice and stereotype that motivate the everyday discriminatory behaviour of institutions and many individuals towards Roma. Antigypsyism is a form of racial discrimination. Most antigypsyism acts are illegal and contrary to human rights, even when they are not prosecuted, and even if they are widespread and often ignored or tolerated. Antigypsyism undermines the moral fabric of societies. Democracy and human rights cannot take root where discrimination is institutionalised, tolerated or conveniently ignored.

    Education plays a central role in combating and overcoming antigypsyism because the result of centuries of prejudice cannot be fought by laws and courts alone. Human rights education - learning for, through and about human rights - provides an ideal approach to raising awareness about antigypsyism and promoting a culture of universal human rights.

    This manual was produced within the Roma Youth Action Plan of the Council of Europe to provide teachers, trainers and facilitators of non-formal education processes with essential information and methodological tools to address antigypsyism with young people of all ages and in any social-cultural setting. It is equally suitable for work with groups of non-Roma, Roma only, or mixed groups.

    Combating antigypsyism is a task for all of us; learning about it is a necessary starting point.

    As human beings we have the capability to discriminate and impose prejudice upon others. Fortunately, we are also capable to learn and change. Mirrors is a great help to help us notice this, correct distorted views and to recognise ourselves in the eyes of others.

  • Seit Grabdenkmäler auf den Gräbern errichtet wurden, hat die Vorstellung vom Tod und vom Leben nach dem Tod einen wichtigen Stellenwert in der Kunstwelt erlangt.

    Der Tod, eine unbegrenzte Inspirationsquelle, in der Künstler nach dem Ausdruck des Unendlichen suchen knnen, ist das Motiv zahlreicher mysteriser und unterschiedlicher Darstellungen. Das antike ägyptische Totenbuch, die für immer schlafenden Grabfiguren auf mittelalterlichen Gräbern sowie die Strmungen der Romantik und des Symbolismus des 19. Jahrhunderts sind der Beweis für das unaufhrliche, die Produktion von Kunstwerken zum Thema Tod und Jenseits antreibende Interesse.
    In diesem Buch untersucht Victoria Charles, wie die Kunst im Laufe der Jahrhunderte der Spiegel dieser Fragestellungen zum Jenseits geworden ist.

  • Since the first funerary statues were placed in the first sepulchres, the ideas of death and the afterlife have always held a prominent place at the heart of the art world.

    An unlimited source of inspiration where artists can search for the expression of the infinite, death remains the object of numerous rich illustrations, as various as they are mysterious. The ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead, the forever sleeping statues on medieval tombs, and the Romantic and Symbolist movements of the 19th century are all evidence of the incessant interest that fuels the creation of artworks featuring themes of death and what lies beyond it.

    In this work, Victoria Charles analyses how, through the centuries, art has become the reflection of these interrogations linked to mankind's fate and the hereafter.

  • Raphael (1483-1520), der italienische Maler und Architekt der Hochrenaissance, war ein Genie und seiner Zeit weit voraus. Wir wissen weniger von ihm als von Donatello, Michelangelo oder Leonardo da Vinci.Was wir ihm gegenüber fühlen, beruht nicht auf einer ausreichenden Kenntnis seiner Person, mit den Einzelheiten seines täglichen Lebens oder den Wechselfällen seiner Laufbahn, sondern auf der Überzeugung, dass, wer solche Meisterwerke schaffen konnte, ein aussergewhnlicher Mensch gewesen sein muss.Er war ein Künstler, der seinen Schpfungen nicht nur den eigenen Geist einhauchte, sondern einen universellen Geist, von dem sich jeder Beschauer im tiefsten Inneren ergriffen fühlt und bewegt.Er erlangte vor allem als Maler für seine harmonischen und ausgewogenen Kompositionen und lieblichen Madonnenbilder Berühmtheit. Die Werke dieses großen Meisters der Renaissance umfassen verschiedene theologische undphilosophische Themen, einschließlich, aber nicht beschränkt auf berühmte Illustrationen der Madonna.