ICTY Outreach representatives Almir Alić and Goran Georgijev today delivered a presentation on the Tribunal’s youth project for a group of 26 primary and high school teachers. The presentation was held at the conference “History That Connects” which discussed different approaches to teaching sensitive and controversial issues in history education. The event was organised by the Serbian Association for Social History.
The Outreach representatives presented the Tribunal’s project engaging high school and university students, as well as the content of the presentations. Conference participants were interested to learn more about the experiences collected by Outreach during the four years that this project has been implemented in the region. The questions asked both during and after the presentation underscored the importance of direct communication between the Tribunal and communities in the region in order to avoid misinterpretation of facts established by its chambers.
The attending history teachers agreed that issues related to international humanitarian law play an important role in education youth in human rights and peace building. The presentation held in Valjevo is particularly significant because it enabled history teachers to get a better insight into the ICTY presentations which will be also organised in high schools in Serbia as of this school year, following the support extended to the ICTY Youth Outreach project by the Serbian Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development.