MIP launches new cycle of workshops for history educators in Croatia

Mechanism
The Hague
MIP launches new cycle of workshops for history educators in Croatia

On 22 January, the Mechanism’s Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP) held a training on the use of ICTY and Mechanism archives for 20 history teachers from Croatia.

The event was organized in cooperation with the Sense Transitional Justice Centre in Pula, the European Association of History Teachers (EUROCLIO) and the Croatian Association of History Teachers. The workshop was also supported by history teachers from other countries of the former Yugoslavia whose previously completed the workshops and who shared their experiences and challenges of teaching the history of the 1990's conflict in their countries.

The training, led by MIP coordinator Ms. Rada Pejić-Sremac and youth outreach coordinator Ms. Anisa Sućeska, focused on how history teachers can best include judicially established facts when creating educational material related to the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia. A follow-up workshop is planned for March.

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