MIP holds follow-up workshop for history teachers from Pristina

The Hague
MIP holds follow-up workshop for history teachers from Pristina

On 1 April 2023, 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 25 history teachers from Pristina.
The workshop, led by MIP youth outreach coordinator Ms. Anisa Sućeska, was the second in a series of workshops and trainings for history educators in Pristina. It was organised in cooperation with the History Teachers’ Association of Kosovo and the European Association of History Educators (EUROCLIO). The aim of these workshops is to train the participating history teachers on how to effectively use judicially established facts when creating educational material related to the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.
During the session, the participating teachers presented lectures they had prepared using judgements and witness testimonies from cases before the ICTY and the Mechanism, along with other material from the Mechanism’s digital archives. Their lectures addressed various topics, including refugees, media propaganda, women in conflicts and children’s rights.
Applying the information and methodologies they had learned during the previous workshop held in March of this year, participants discussed further opportunities for teaching about the 1990s conflicts, as well as relevant contemporary topics that could also be addressed.
Through these workshops, history educators not only enhance their skills in researching the archives, but also expand their knowledge of the 1990s conflicts, the crimes committed and the adjudication of these crimes before the ICTY and the Mechanism. Once trained, they are better equipped to develop fact-based and engaging lectures about the region’s recent past, using documents and judicially established facts from ICTY and Mechanism cases.
Trainings on the use of the ICTY and Mechanism archives for history educators 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.