Terraforming x Decoding Antisemitism
Terraforming is dedicated to improving the teaching and learning about the Holocaust and strengthening memory culture, combating antisemitism, antigypsyism, and all forms of xenophobia while debunking bias, myths, prejudice, and stereotypes. The organisation designs training programmes, facilitates the international exchange of experiences and best practices, and produces public outreach activities to empower multipliers such as teachers, librarians, archivists, museum workers, NGO activists, and to inform local communities, decision- and policymakers, as well as other stakeholders.
In Serbia, Terraforming promotes education about the Holocaust, a stronger culture of remembrance, protection of endangered authentic Holocaust sites, and contributes to addressing distortion and manipulation of history. Internationally, it raises awareness of Serbian history and culture, available archival materials, research, achievements, and ideas of experts and creators.
Terraforming initiated the Centre for Combating Antisemitism and Intolerance as an independent platform for coalition building between Serbian civil society, local Jewish communities and relevant state institutions and stakeholders, with the aim to initiate the process leading towards a national strategy on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life in Serbia.
Terraforming and Decoding Antisemitism share an interest in disseminating knowledge of antisemitism within the civil society and engaging in an international, intercultural exchange around the topic. Together, they aim to combine their expertise in order to reach communities of professionals who shape public opinion and affect practice. In the upcoming project UP2US – Mapping the Understanding of Contemporary Antisemitism in Serbia, Croatia, and Romania and its Links with Holocaust Distortion, developed and led by Terraforming, Decoding Antisemitism will contribute to translating research findings and project experiences into accessible, actionable resources and practices.