Project name: Different paths – shared values
Project lead: Centar za građansko obrazovanje (Montenegro)
Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst e.V. (Germany)
Heinrich Boll Stiftung (Germany)
Inicijativa mladih za ljudska prava (Croatia)
Udruženje za modernu historiju (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Implementation period: September 1, 2020 – December 30, 2021
Total project budget: 98.030, 00 EUR
Contact point for more information: Daliborka Uljarević, firstname.lastname@example.org
Links for relevant websites: https://sharedvalues.me/
A workshop call for history and social science teachers “Antiwar and peace initiatives in Croatia during the 1990s”
Educational curricula about antiwar initiatives in Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Montenegro http://cgo-cce.org/izdavastvo/ljudska-prava-izdavastvo/#.YPbAz-gzaUn
The overall objective is to address the need for raising awareness about the common history, peace, European standards, and best practices by stimulating debate, reflection, and development of networks mainstreaming European values. Moreover, the project will encourage democratic and civic participation of citizens in the transitional process by promoting a better understanding of the diversity of post-socialist experiences, and the way they were shaped by the historical legacies of totalitarianism, the disintegration, and reconstitution of states and nations, and the diverging trajectories of relations with the EU.
The specific objectives are:
- To improve regional cooperation by highlighting the differences and commonalities of historical experiences
- To improve mutual understanding by presenting different pathways of societal evolution following the fall of totalitarian/authoritarian systems in the region, and compare and contrast the expectations, experiences, and desires of citizens from countries whose trajectories of European integration have differed widely since they undertook the first steps towards democratization
- To acknowledge the ways in which ordinary citizens have coped with the challenges of the transition period.
This will be achieved through organizing a traveling exhibition in Zagreb, Belgrade, Sarajevo, and Podgorica, a conference on the different experiences of totalitarianism and transition in Germany and Post-Yugoslav Countries in berlin, the development of auxiliary teaching material on EU integration and the process of democratic transition in fractured communities, workshops for high school teachers (Croatia, Serbia, B&H, Montenegro), celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration via public forums in four cities, organizing a European Forum in five national newspapers/portals in four countries, the establishment of a web platform – Virtual forum and a social network campaign to promote project activities and its key messages.