Sarajevo Development Workshop for the Learning a History that is ‘not yet History’ Project

The second development workshop for the project ‘Learning History that is not yet History’ took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 21-23 April. The meeting saw forty-six educators and experts from the Balkan region and beyond take part in a weekend of debates about how to teach controversial recent history.

The workshop kicked-off with an engaging panel discussion featuring His Excellency Martin Pammer, Ambassador of Austria, and representatives from the EU Delegation in BiH, the OSCE Mission and the ICTY Outreach Office. In a lively debate, the panel gave their thoughts on the topic “Why do history teachers need to work together to address the 1990s in Bosnia-Herzegovina?” The political and social obstacles, as well as possible solutions towards addressing the 1990s were highlighted.

Thematic working groups led by experts focusing on different aspects of teaching the 1990s followed. These sessions informed authors and experts of the existing resources available and how previous educational projects on the 1990s wars were implemented. Further meetings saw the authors and experts further develop a strategy for the project.

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