MIP initiates third cycle of workshops for history teachers in Serbia

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MIP initiates third cycle of workshops for history teachers in Serbia

On 15 October 2022, the Mechanism Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP) organised a workshop on the use of ICTY and Mechanism archives for a group of 30 history teachers from Serbia. The workshop was held in Novi Sad and was organised in cooperation with the Serbian Association of History Teachers (UDI EUROCLIO) and the European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO). With this workshop, the MIP initiated the third cycle of its workshops for history teachers in Serbia since the start of the project in January 2019.


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


To provide a regional perspective during its workshops, the MIP has cooperated closely with teachers’ associations from countries across the former Yugoslavia. Ten focal points from these associations also participated in today’s workshop and shared their experiences, including some of the challenges of teaching the history of the 1990s conflict in their own countries.


Workshops on the use of the ICTY and Mechanism archives for history teachers form part of the wider MIP, which is funded 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.