The goal of this project is to clarify the absurdity of the Nazi regime to the younger generations. In particular, it aims to highlight one of the most cruel methods of ethnic exterminations in the concentration camps, and thus develop the sense of European identity, based on common values, history and culture. Rižarna Concentration Camp near Trieste was located the occupied Slovenian territory, and almost 5.000 people (mostly Slovenes, Croats, Italians, and several members of the Jewish community of Trieste) were executed there.
Nowadays, the trend of information society and younger generation lead towards the use of interactive media in education and providing information. Therefore, the presentation of the above camp will be conducted through the media listed below. Firstly, there will be a series of radio broadcasts on issues related to the camp and the EU. Secondly, a 3D reconstruction of the camp in the form of a virtual museum will be created using an interactive web platform (Second Life), Facebook, 3D model of the camp using the Google Earth map. In addition, a 3D reconstruction of the destroyed crematorium will be presented as an application for smart phones (Layar).
The purpose of these presentations is to demonstrate the European values and to bring Europe closer to the young EU citizens. Besides these IT approaches, also more traditional methods will be used, such as website, pamphlets and brochures, art design contests for youth between 10 and 18 years of age, covering the theme of active European remembrance, organizing round table discussions with historians, MEPs, CC survivors. The aim of bringing together people from local communities across EU is to actively participate and share experiences and values with the young, establish the intergenerational dialogue from which the young could learn the history and become packed with experience to build the future and also promote the EU citizenship and participation as a key challenges for the EU.