History teachers from Croatia participate in further MIP training

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History teachers from Croatia participate in further MIP training

On 6 November 2021, 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 20 history teachers from Croatia. The workshop was the sixth in a series of workshops and trainings for history educators held this year in the region of the former Yugoslavia.

The workshop, led by MIP youth outreach coordinator Ms. Anisa Sućeska, was organised in cooperation with the European Association of History Teachers (EUROCLIO), the Croatian Association of History Teachers, and other associations of history teachers from the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Its aim was to train 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, history teachers worked together to prepare lectures and lesson plans for high-school students by using testimonies and other material from the digital archives of the ICTY and Mechanism. Following up on their previous training, which was held in July of this year, participants discussed opportunities to use the archives in creating additional educational material and suggested a number of contemporary topics that could be addressed when teaching the material, including refugees, media propaganda and children’s rights.

Trainings on the use of 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.