MIP holds follow-up workshop for history teachers from Montenegro
The Mechanism’s Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP) today held an online workshop on the use of ICTY and Mechanism archives for more than 25 history teachers from Montenegro.
This was the second MIP workshop to be held in Montenegro this year, and forms part of a series of workshops and trainings for history educators in the region of the former Yugoslavia. The aim of the series is 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.
Today’s event was organised in cooperation with the Association of History Teachers in Montenegro (HIPMONT), the European Association of History Teachers (EUROCLIO), and other associations of history teachers from the countries of the former Yugoslavia.
Following up on the training held in October of this year, during the session the participating teachers presented lecture and educational plans for high school students in which they used ICTY and Mechanism archival material. Using witness testimonies, photographs, videos and documents submitted into evidence during trials before the ICTY and the Mechanism, the participants also presented a number of relevant topics that could be addressed when teaching students about the conflicts of the 1990s, including the Dubrovnik shelling, forcible removals, and children in war.
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 and 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.