Fruitful final History that Connects editors meeting in The Hague

From 8 till 12 January 2014, as part of the ‘History that Connects the Western Balkans’ programme, the fifth and final, editors meeting of the “How to teach sensitive and controversial issues in the countries of former Yugoslavia?” project took place in The Hague.

All the editors from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia and Kosovo agreed about the final steps they have to take before the publishing of the educational material. The publication will include 23 modules for the classroom on the history of the region between 1900 and 1945. The coordinators and editors are happy the project has reached its final stage smoothly.

The editorial meeting was thematically divided into three parts. During the first part of this meeting technical details were arranged, related to the printing process of the educational material. The editors agreed on the technical appearance of publications, it´s cover, printing details, cataloguing, distribution, translations into several languages and on the additional material that will follow this publication.

The second part of editorial meeting focused on the publication, dissemination and presentation of workshops. The editors agreed on seven national seminars, which will be held from the end of April till beginning of June in 2014. These seminars will be organized by national associations of history teachers. The first seminar will be organised by HIPMONT – the Montenegro Association of History Teachers and the Croatian Association of History Teachers will be the organiser and host in May 2014.

The third part of the meeting centred on Annual Conference, which will be held from 31 March till 6 April 2014 in Ohrid, Macedonia. The organizers of the Annual Conference are EUROCLIO and ANIM – The Association of Macedonian History Teachers. The president of ANIM is Mire Mladenovski, also one of the History that Connects editors. Mire Mladenovski has presented the Annual Conference programme.

Promotional activities were determined for the presentation of the publication and workshops which will be given during the Annual Conference.

During editors meeting, the EUROCLIO staff participated and showed their kindness, good will and hospitality. They left a positive impression on all participants and helped the editors by successfully organising this event, which ended with a nice dinner with guests with a particular interest in the Western Balkans.

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