MIP holds workshop for history teachers in Serbia

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MIP holds workshop for history teachers in Serbia

On 21 August 2021, the Mechanism’s Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP) held a workshop on the use of ICTY and Mechanism archives for more than 30 history teachers from Serbia. This was the 14th in a series of similar MIP workshops held across the region of the former Yugoslavia.

This training, led by MIP coordinator Ms. Rada Pejić-Sremac and MIP youth outreach coordinator Ms. Anisa Sućeska, focused on how history teachers can best include judicially-established facts from ICTY and Mechanism cases when creating educational material related to the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

The MIP workshops are implemented in cooperation with the European Association of History Teachers (EUROCLIO), together with associations of history teachers from the countries of the former Yugoslavia. In addition to the participating teachers, a number of representatives from associations in other countries take part in every workshop, and in that way are able to share perspectives from elsewhere in the region. Saturday’s event in Serbia was organised with support of the Serbian Association of History Teachers (UDI EUROCLIO).

Trainings on the use of the ICTY and Mechanism archives form part of the wider MIP, which is generously supported by the European Union. 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.