“Centropa” International Seminar in Krakow

On 26–27 February, “Centropa” hosted an international seminar for educators in Krakow.


A two-day international seminar was organized by “Centropa” in cooperation with the Foundation for Jewish Heritage, the Galician Jewish Museum, and the ESJF European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative, bringing together representatives from various European countries. Representatives of educational institutions, NGOs, and specialists working with teachers took part in the event “Integrating Jewish Heritage into the Education System.” From Lithuania, the event was attended by Arūnė Vaičiūnaitė – Levuškinienė, a specialist at the Meilė Lukšienė Education Centre in Marijampolė.

During the event, discussions were held to share experiences and challenges in integrating heritage into the education system. Opportunities were presented for integrating Jewish heritage information into educational curricula across Europe. Participants of the international seminar visited historic and rich heritage sites in Krakow. They learned about the possibilities of using cultural heritage sites in education.

According to the Lithuanian participant, Arunė Vaičiūnaitė – Levuškinienė, “such a seminar not only provides theoretical knowledge, broadens horizons and understanding, but is also a great opportunity to meet educators from other countries and share best practices.”