Connecting the Balkans: Summer school looks beyond the pride and main of history

24.07.2017

Focusing on innovative approaches to history education, the CDRSEE together with EuroClio and the Anne Frank House,  co-organised a summer school as part of the ePACT project in Llogora, Albania on 18-23 July.  

Bringing together around 80 history educators, NGO representatives and officials from the Ministry of Education from the region, the summer school celebrated the diversity of the Western Balkans, while working on how to teach sensitive histories in a multi-perspective manner and sharing the findings of the needs assessments survey on history education. CDRSEE Programmes Adviser, Antonis Hadjiyannakis participated in the event as a panelist, discussing the work of the CDRSEE’s Joint History Project and its role in promoting innovative history learning for mutual understanding.

Experiences of teaching difficult pasts were shared and educators were trained in the use of new techniques and materials.  The summer school included workshops, presentations, panel discussions and intercultural events, with country groups making plans about how to continue the work of the summer school in their respective countries and networking for future cooperation and development.

Source: CDRSEE

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