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History teachers introduced to youth outreach activities of the Tribunal

Sarajevo |

The ICTY representative in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Mr Almir Alić, spoke about the Tribunal’s Youth Outreach Project at a three-day workshop entitled Learning history that is not yet history organised by the European Association of History Educators (Euroclio). Over thirty history teachers from the region of the former Yugoslavia, as well as other stakeholders involved in the field of transitional justice, attended the workshop. Participants identified and discussed challenges in teaching the recent history of the region.

Mr Alić, together with the Austrian Ambassador to BiH, representatives of the OSCE and the Delegation of the European Union to BiH, participated in a panel entitled Why do we need to address the 1990's in BiH? Mr Alić talked about the work and achievements of the Tribunal and its role in the transitional justice processes in the region, with special reference to activities targeting young people in the region.

The workshop forms part of a wider Euroclio project which aims to contribute to the field of European remembrance. The project aims to raise the awareness among teachers, students and pupils that common approaches in teaching history of the very sensitive past are possible.