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Balkan Kaleidoscope - Publication

The project Balkan Kaleidoscope has been successfully completed with preparation of an overview of multi-perspective history teaching methods tested and applied in international...

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Local Activity Zavidovici

Lda Zavidovici team members were engaged with the group of secondary school students to whom we presented the concept of multiperspectivity in history teaching, with special emphasis on the importance of personal stories of eyewitnesses and narrative that are seen from different perspectives through the workshops. ...

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Local Activity Subotica

After the introductory part containing teacher presentation, documentary materials, photos, the teacher offered the roles according to the empathy list above and asked the students to put themselves in those roles (shoes) and to imagine that they are writing letters to their beloved ones or to the family members from the battlefield. After their individual work they read their „letters“ to their classmates, who raised different questions, needed clarifications and engaged in a debate ( why.. questions) ...

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Local Activity Ravenna

Balkan Kaleidoskope is a project meant to spread the knowledge of the war in Yugoslavia, that has been one of the most bloody conflicts of our current world in order to create a culture of peace for young people to be based on a sort of European shared awareness concerning one of the most controversial and debated event in European history. The project, supported by the European Community, has been addressed to 22 teachers, representatives of European institutions and ...

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Local Activity Rome

Direct participants / protagonists in the Balkan Kaleidoscope project are the students of the fourth grade of the Technical Gymnasium "Liceo Camillo Cavour" in Rome.

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Local Activity Ljubljana

After the first meeting, held in Osijek, Lorieta Pečoler, headmistress and history teacher from OŠ Koseze, Ljubljana, Slovenia and Damjan Snoj, deputy headmaster and history teacher from OŠ Preserje, Preserje, Slovenia brainstormed what and how we can do a project. We thought a separate one, but after a while, we decide to do a joint project between our two schools, which will include same methodology, questionnaires, joint analysis of...

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Local Activity Mostar

Within the Balkan Kaleidoscope project, Local Democracy Agency Mostar team members organized several local activities targeting local youth groups of different ethnic and cultural background in the city of Mostar, also known as divided city...

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Local Activity Skopje

CThe Institute of National History - Skopje (INH), the Republic of Macedonia, as a project partner of the project Balkan Kaleidoskop, undertook several project activities. They were realized according to the Activities plan submitted to ALDA – Office in Subotica at the beginning of the 2018. Namely, the INH delegated a team of two researchers experienced in history education, Darko Stojanov and Petar Todorov to lead the project activities. Following the previous ...

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Local Activities Osijek, Croatia

Center for peace and non-violence team members have conducted a workshop on the role of civil society during the Homeland war and aftermath in the Third Gymnasium Osijek on 27th September 2018. The workshop was led by history teachers Mr Vedran Ristić and Mr Nikica Torbica, who were researching the Anti-war campaign, as well as Mrs Katarina Kruhonja, co-founder of the Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights Osijek the Alternative Nobel Peace Prize winner and one of the main actors of the war and post-war events in Croatia.

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Local Activities In Sombor, Serbia

The call for participants was open for youth aged from 15 to 30 and it was mainly promoted through social media (facebook, instagram, etc.). Guided by the fact that this topic is not perceived as very attractive for the youth in Serbia, we invested much effort to prepare the activities in a different way, by using interactive training methodology for the workshops, for example the first one was held in the nature, in much more relaxed surrounding to examine their knowledge and attitudes about the ’90 and the dissolution of Yugoslavia.

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Multiperspectivity in divided societies

Usually conflict resolution is intended as a tool to heal immediate wounds, however, what should be necessary to understand is that conflictual areas need to be treated within a long-term strategy. The most important aspect, that too many times has been avoided by governments, is specifically caring about people’s memories. As a matter of fact, memory results being the strongest aspect shaping directly human feelings, therefore influencing coexistence and leading communities to develop mutual counter narratives and segregation. In order to understand the consequences of the Yugoslav Wars on local populations and to help the communities out of the current divisional context, it can be very useful to consider another case study: a persistent polarised landscape not so far from the Balkans’ realities.

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Balkan Kaleidoscope - 2nd International Event - Mostar, 2018

From October 4th to October 7th, in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, another international event was held within the EU project Balkan Kaleidoscope titled "Teachers and students for multi-perspectivity in history and remembrance teaching". This two-day event brought together representatives of project partners from 7 EU countries and the Western Balkans to present activities carried out in their local communities.

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BALKAN KALEIDOSCOPE 1ST INTERNATIONAL EVENT OSIJEK, CROATIA (15-18/11/2017)

The first Balkan Kaleidoscope international event was held 15 to 18 November in Osijek, Croatia, hosted by the project partner Centre for Peace and Non-violence. All together 13 partner organisations from 8 countries were represented in the training on the main topic multiperspectivity approaches and methodological concepts in history teaching. Twenty six (26) history teachers, pedagogues, sociologists, young scholars, youth workers, NGO practitioners were actively engaged in the workshops combining theoretic conceptualisation and practical approaches in present days history teaching on break-up of former Yugoslavia and consequent armed conflicts in the Balkans during 90’ties.!

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