Norwegian school students may receive travel grants to visit concentration camps

Auschwitz.Photo: pixabay.com

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School classes that want to visit former concentration camps in Poland and Germany are now given the opportunity to apply for financial aid.

The grant scheme is a measure from the government that will make it more affordable for Norwegian youth to travel on school trips with organizations such as Active Peace Travel and White Buses, writes Dagen.

– “It is expensive to go on a school trip to Germany or Poland. Therefore, in the state budget for 2019, NOK 15 million is earmarked annually for such school trips, as part of the action plan against anti-Semitism. I hope that the grant will help and allow even more young people to travel on such trips,” says Minister of Knowledge and Integration Jan Tore Sanner (H) to the newspaper.

In order to apply for the support, students must be between 12 and 16 years old and the trip must have a professional theme. The grant scheme is part of the government’s action plan against anti-Semitism.

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