CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND RECONCILIATION IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE

News

02Apr

30 March 2012: Official Launch of the "Similarities Between Differences" Current Affairs TV Programme in Belgrade, Serbia

The CDRSEE together with the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) is proud to announce the presentation of its five-series TV programme "OKRUZENJE" (to be broadcast starting 2 April 2012 on major national and local TV stations in five countries throughout the region) at a momentous press conference to be held on 30 March 2012 in Belgrade. For the first time, regional partners have combined their efforts to create a current affairs programme that has all the makings of a highly successful approach to reconciliation by addressing inflammatory issues through constructive debate.
16Mar

14 March 2012: Prime Minister Igor Luksic welcomes the Joint History Project at the Launch of the Montenegrin language edition, Podgorica, Montenegro

 

Montenegro is another country to have joined the Joint History Project and to offer its teachers and students a new manner of understanding history in the Montenegrin language. This high-profile launch was attended by the Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Luksic, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro Leopold Maurer, Dr Erhard Busek, Chair of the Board of Directors, Montenegrin Minister of Education and Sports Slavoljub Stijepovic, Montenegrin Minister of Science Sanja Vlahovic, Marko Jokic, Chair of the Board of the State Textbook Publishing House - Podgorica (representative of our partner and co-publisher), and local language editors Dragutin Papovic and Zvezdan Folic.

Also present at this event were diplomatic corps representatives of international organizations in Montenegro, NGOs, teacher associations, historians and journalists. The successful launch of the JHP Language Edition in Montenegro is exemplary of the fruitful cooperation between the public sector and civil society that places the citizen right at the forefront of societal development. This event was largely heralded in the media.

For all related news articles, please visit our Media page. The video of the launch is available here: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLEE02A4524EF7F7BD.

20Dec

16-18 December, 2011: History Education Meeting in Belgrade, Serbia

 

The Joint History Project's History Education Committee finalised its push to expand this highly successful history book series to cover more recent times.

During a two-day meeting in Belgrade, the editors and contributors discussed the publication within a larger circle of participants and received input from a renowned international expert in the field of Southeast European History.

The fruitful meeting was the last in a series of three meetings made possible by the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the Institute for Sustainable Communities.

05Dec

2-4 December: Dynamic Teaching Tools Concept Meeting in Thessaloniki

 

Some of the most accomplished educators and researchers from the region and from the United States gathered in Thessaloniki to create the framework for a new dynamic teaching methodology tool. This talented, multi-faceted group will ultimately publish a manual that will provide teachers with the latest research on teaching methods and ideas on how these methods can be used in their classrooms.

While this project builds upon CDRSEE's highly successful Joint History Project, the information and ideas within will not be limited to history classes, but rather will be focused on the art of teaching in a rapidly changing society.

The manual will be translated into six different languages. This was the first meeting, with the next scheduled for spring 2012 in Tirana.

The project is funded by the European Union, under the IPA Programme.

01Nov

28-30 October, 2011: History Education Meeting in Petrovaradin, Serbia

The Joint History Project’s History Education Committee continued its push to expand this highly successful history book series to cover more recent times. During a three-day meeting in Petrovaradin, the Committee discussed the strengths and weaknesses of current history curricula and made great strides in developing themes and topics for the new additions to the JHP series. The fruitful meeting was the second of three made possible by the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The third will be held in mid-December.
21Oct

October 19, 2011: "Remembrance Culture, Politics of Memory and Education in Europe", Vienna

 

Some of the most accomplished educators and researchers from the region and from the United States gathered in Thessaloniki to create the framework for a new dynamic teaching methodology tool. This talented, multi-faceted group will ultimately publish a manual that will provide teachers with the latest research on teaching methods and ideas on how these methods can be used in their classrooms.

While this project builds upon CDRSEE's highly successful Joint History Project, the information and ideas within will not be limited to history classes, but rather will be focused on the art of teaching in a rapidly changing society.

The manual will be translated into six different languages. This was the first meeting, with the next scheduled for spring 2012 in Tirana.

The project is funded by the European Union, under the IPA Programme.

05Sep

3-4 September 2011: History Education Committee meeting in Belgrade

The Joint History Project’s History Education Committee began making exciting new plans for further development of the JHP series, in the first of three History Education Committee meetings in Belgrade. The committee members gathered from all over Southeast Europe to discuss new needs of the JHP. The committee, the most respected team of historians in the region, said their success to date is due to their spirit of team work, and vowed to continue working in close cooperation. The next meeting will be held in late October, and the final meeting in the series in mid-December. All meetings are held in Belgrade and are made possible by the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) under the “Civil Society Advocacy Initiative” program, implemented by the Institute for Sustainable Communities. 
05Jul

1-3 July 2011: Teacher Training Workshop in Subotica

The JHP keeps up its pace in Serbia, with its upcoming workshop in Subotica on 2-3 July! The workshop, funded under the IPA programme of the European Commission, will welcome 29 teachers and provide them with an opportunity to learn about the JHP methodologies and familiarise themselves with the workbooks. 

The participants will be assisted in creating their own model lessons based on the training, so as to consolidate their new skills for further use in class. As with all the JHP workshops, the training will aim at allowing history teachers to provide their pupils with participative, balanced and critical lessons, to foster tolerance and mutual understanding among the next generation of SEE citizens. 

The workshop, implemented in cooperation with the Croatian National Council in Subotica, will be guided by Goran Miloradovic, from the Association for Social History (Belgrade). Mr. Miloradovic, CDRSEE's long-standing partner and experienced trainer, will work jointly with Kresimir Erdelja, key member of the History Education Committee, and member of the CDRSEE's implementing partner (HUNP) in Zagreb.