International associations and networks enable multiperspectivity in the field of research as well as consideration of national discourse on remembrance. With this background premise, the International Tracing Service (ITS) strives for membership in such organizations.
International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA)
Since May 2014 the ITS is one of the permanent international partners of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA). This organization, with support from the areas of politics and society, pursues the goal of anchoring the Holocaust in the collective memory through education, commemoration, and research. Currently the IHRA has more than 30 Member states. The ITS has been incorporated into the circle of permanent international partners, of which the UNO, the UNESCO, the Jewish Claims Conference, the European Council, the EU-Organisation for Basic Rights as well as the OSCE/ODIHR are members, thus emphasizing the significance of the ITS and its responsibility in pursuing the goals of the IHRA.
European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI)
The Project on European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) is a significant forum for international cooperation. The ITS belongs to a group of international research institutes, libraries, archives, museums, and memorial sites that, under the aegis of the EHRI, work together to provide a broader base for Holocaust research through increased knowledge of sources and archival holdings. The developed online portal (Virtual Research Environment) should serve to enable multinational research. EHRI is financially supported by the European Commission.
Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO)
The Association of Holocaust Organizations (AHO), founded in 1985, is an international network of organizations and individuals promoting education, remembrance, and research on the Holocaust. The ITS is one of the members of the AHO.