Sevres, 29-30 January 2018: With an interesting and busy project kick-off meeting successfully concluded on 30 January 2018, the RETHINK project has got off to a great start. Hosted by CIEP (Centre International d'Etudes Pedagogiques), the consortium leaders, in Sevres, the meeting brought together the project partners from all over the EU: Shoah Memorial (France), Euroclio (based in the Netherlands), The Living History Forum (Sweden), The House of the Wannsee Conference (Germany), Kazerne Dossin (Belgium) and CESIE (Italy), all leading names in remembrance education, hi
We are delighted to announce our participation as project partners in the upcoming initiative ‘RETHINK-Remembrance Education for Thinking Critically’, due to start in January 2018. The EU-wide initiative, funded under the Erasmus + programme will be coordinated by CIEP (Centre International D’Etudes Peadagogiques) in Paris and the project consortium comprises prestigious academic and education organisations across the EU. The work of the project will focus on creating and sharing best practice about how education on remembrance is conducted (with a particular focus on the Holocaust) and how
Two more ePACT training sessions are scheduled to be held in the FYR of Macedonia on 10-11 and 13-14 September 2018. The workshops will train educators in curricula reform and new teaching methodologies.
CDRSEE's Executive Director Ms Zvezdana Kovas is invited to speak about the Joint History Project during the Session 'Preserving the Memory' of the Multi-Country Workshop 'Legacies of the Past'. The workshop is organised by the Tecnhical Assistance and Information Exchange Instrument of the European Commission, in Brussels, on 11-12 September. The workshop will gather participants from the Western Balkans as well as EU and international stakeholders to look at processes contributing to restoring trust and reconciliation among individuals and societies.
2017 has been another year of groundbreaking, creative and practical work by the CDRSEE, and at the same time, a year of challenges. Our projects have gone from strength to strength- developing not only in their content and methods, but also in broadening their reach, engaging in more cooperation with a variety of groups and in delivering results that allow for societies to really bring about change. Europe in general, including our region of Southeast Europe, has found itself sailing into uncharted waters in 2017.
The 2nd Consortium Meeting of the educational project RETHINK will take place in the Hague between the 14th and the 15th of September 2018. The 8 partners of the project, all distinguished in the field of formal and non formal education will evaluate the progress of the project and plan the next activities ahead.
Brussels, 18 December 2017: Do the Balkans produce more history that it can consume? What does it actually mean when a society ‘consumes’ history? How can responsible history education be promoted in the region? How can history teachers in the Western Balkans approach sensitive and controversial issues in the classroom?
After 2016-a year full of shocks on the European and global stage- we had started to think that we couldn’t be surprised by anything. In 2017 we were proven wrong.
Thessaloniki, 16 December 2017: Contributing to the discourse in civil society in Southeast Europe, the CDRSEE participated in the conference convened by the Navarino Network on ‘EU and Southeastern Europe: Democracy and Human Rights Challenges’ on December 16th in Thessaloniki.
On 15 December, 2017 ‘Okruzenje’, Balkans’ unique democratic media initiative, celebrated its 6 years of broadcast across the region in a momentous promotional event and episode filming in Tirana. The event, organized for the first time ever in Tirana, gathered numerous visitors, including members of the diplomatic corps, media representatives, longtime friends of the series, former Albanian guests of the show, and media & communication students from Albanian universities.