29-31 March 2013 - JHP Teacher Training in Krusevac


The weekend Joint History Project training seminar, “Teaching Southeast European History”, that was offered to schools in Krusevac and surrounding municipalities, sparked unexpectedly robust interest amongst teachers in the region. The CDRSEE initially offered 20 places and finally accommodated 34 participants in order to respond to the huge demand.

Sixty sets of the CDRSEEE’s innovative teaching materials were donated to teachers. The materials include a guide that provides ideas on how original historical source materials can be used for comparative history classes that stimulate critical-thinking skills. During the seminar, teachers practiced using the materials and created a range of model lessons for their colleagues. Goran Miloradovic, CDRSEE’s long standing partner and chief trainer, also introduced techniques for interpreting historical photographic materials in classes.

The seminar was funded by the European Union under the IPA programme and by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. It is part of a regional initiative that empowers history teachers in Southeast Europe to use modern teaching methods and multi-perspective materials in their classrooms, thus enabling them to deal with the events of the past, in a manner that breaks the pattern of ethnocentric and stereotypical history teaching.  


28 March 2013, Tirana: Another Successful launch of the 2nd Edition of the Albanian Language JHP workbooks


The CDRSEE successfully launched the 2nd Edition of the Albanian Language JHP workbooks in Tirana, as the Joint History Project continues its very important mission of enhancing history teaching across the region. At the Tirana International Hotel, the panel welcomed the Minister of Education, Mr Myqerem Tafaj; the CDRSEE Board Chairman, Dr Erhard Busek; JHP- Local Language Editor, Mr Helian Demiri; Advisor to the Prime Minister on Educational Issues, Mr Bardhyl Musai, and the CDRSEE’s Executive Director, Mr Nenad Sebek. The moderator of the discussions was the Vice Dean of the Faculty of History and Philology of Tirana University, researcher and historian, Professor Valentina Duka.

Among the representatives from local and international civil society organizations who attended the event, the CDRSEE had the honour of the presence of the Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Paskal Milo.


26 March 2013, Pristina: Successful launch of the 2nd Edition of the Albanian Language JHP workbooks


The CDRSEE successfully launched in Pristina the 2nd Edition of the Albanian Language JHP workbooks, as the Joint History Project continued its important mission to enhance history teaching across the region and in Kosova in particular. In the elegant Swiss Diamond Hotel, a panel of distinguished guests joined numerous representatives from local and international civil society organisations, donors, as well as the teachers and their students who directly benefit, to praise the new edition. 

The panel consisted of: Deputy Minister of Education, Mr Nehat Mustafa; CDRSEE Board Chairman, Dr Erhard Busek; IHP Executive Director, Mr Frasher Demaj; KEC Executive Director, Mr Dukagjin Pupovci; CDRSEE Executive Director, Mr Nenad Sebek. The moderator of the discussion was the prominent journalist, Mr Baton Haxhiu.

The guests outlined once again the importance of the JHP in building peace and reconciliation for the entire region and especially for Kosovo.


Croatian Radio Television (HRT) to join Vicinities


7 March 2013 - Following a meeting with Acting Chief Editor of HRT (Croatian Radio Television) Domagoj Novokmet and Executive Director of CDRSEE, Nenad Sebek, HRT is yet another broadcaster to join the current affairs of TV series "Vicinities".

As with the previous partner, Kapital Network TV, we wish for a successful and fruitful cooperation.





2-9 March, 2013 Seminar: Euro(pe) "Crisis without End?" What is the European Idea for the 21st century?

"Europe is not a matter of potatoes and tomatoes - our challenge is to  create a common feeling between people of different countries" - Costa  Carras (SECI)

The second seminar on European crisis, a dialogue between young French, Greek and German citizens, took place in Paris and Brussels, from 2-9 March.

PhD and MA students exchanged ideas about the crisis and a common European identity among themselves, as well as with various professors, authors and even the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz.

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"Vicinities" on TV Kosovo as well


1 March 2013 - TV Kosovo is another TV station to officially join the group of TV stations that will broadcast the current affairs TV series "Vicinities". An agreement was signed on Friday, in Pristina, in the presence of Anamari Repic, Deputy General Director of TVK, Zarko Joksimovic, Director of RTK- TV2 and Zvezdana Kovac, Editor-in-Chief of “Vicinities”.






The Joint History Project returns to Croatia


February 23-24, 2013 -  The first in a new series of four JHP Teacher Training Workshop took place in the medieval and snowy town of Varazdin last weekend.

Regardless of the bad weather conditions, 20 teachers from Zagreb and Varazdin gathered together for a very successful two-day workshop. The trainers, Kresimir Erdelja, Snjezana Koren and Ivan Dukic, introduced and explained the Joint History Project to participants. 

The training was coordinated together with the CDRSEE’s long standing partner, the Croatian History Teachers Association (HUNP) and was held under the auspices of the Croatian Ministry of Education and the Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency.


JHP at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade


February 14, 2013 -  Members of the CDRSEE’s Joint History Project team had the honour of presenting the process and methodology used to create the JHP, their greatest accomplishments and their plans for future development to master’s students of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade.

Postgraduate students, headed by professor Jovan Teokarevic, expressed their opinions and posed some very interesting questions to Dubravka Stojanovic, the local project coordinator for the Serbian phase of the JHP and assistant professor of history at the University of Belgrade, and to Nenad Sebek, executive director of the CDRSEE. The presentation blossomed into an intriguing discussion among JHP members and  students, who are from numerous countries around the world (Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Mexico, Britain, Austria, among others).

The observations and ideas will greatly contribute to the further development of the project, as well as to a better understanding of the history of the Southeast Europe by young professionals from other parts of the world.

A big thank you to everyone who was present!