On 21 November, the Mechanism’s Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP) held an online workshop on the use of the ICTY and Mechanism archives for more than 35 history teachers from across Croatia and neighbouring countries. This was the first event in a series of workshops and trainings to be held for history educators in Croatia.

The workshop, led by MIP youth outreach coordinator Ms. Anisa Sućeska, was organized in cooperation with the European Association of History Teachers (EUROCLIO) and the Croatian Association of History Teachers. The aim of the workshop was to train history teachers on how to use judicially-established facts more effectively when creating educational material related to the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

Trainings on the use of the ICTY and Mechanism archives for history educators form part of the wider MIP, which was launched in January 2019.

The MIP is generously supported by the European Union, and MIP activities implemented in Croatia are funded by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs. The aim of the MIP is to improve the knowledge and understanding of citizens and communities in the countries of the former Yugoslavia about the crimes committed during the conflicts of the 1990s, based on ICTY and Mechanism cases.