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BALKAN KALEIDOSCOP


Timespan
August 2017 – January 2019

Short description 
KALEIDOSKOP is a project that involves students and teachers on the importance of multiperspectivity in learning history and indicates the knowledge of Yugoslav Wars as fundamental tool to understand the present. 13 partners, from 8 different countries of Europe and Balkans areas, lead the project.

Objectives 
The main objectives of this project are:

 

  • Bring attention to importance and value of oral history and multiperspectivity in historic narrative.
  • Develop teachers’ capacities for using multiperspective methodology, personal narratives and oral history, participative and interactive methods starting from Western Balkans most recent history.
  • Promote among young people a deeper understanding of Europe’s shared history and common values, develop respect, tolerance and appreciation of European diversity on the background of remembrance of Yugoslav Wars and efforts for European integration. Help them to better understand the complex and sensitive issues of intercultural and interethnic dialogue.
  • Reflect of importance of peace in Europe and of furthering the EU integration.

Activities
KALEIDOSCOP foresees 6 steps, having impact mostly at the local level:

1. Launch event
15/18 November 2017


Content:

  • An international event in Osijek, Croatia, is going to take place from 25 to 28 October 2017;
  • The event will consist of training for 22 selected teachers on multiperspectivity in History teaching following the question: “How to incorporate this approach into classes and extra-curricula activities with youth groups in its own local communities?”
  • Main objective: to prepare pilot training modules to be applied in respective local communities.

Expected results:

  • 22 teachers familiarised about KALEIDOSCOP objectives, time frame and methodology;
  • 22 teachers with an enlarged knowledge about: multiperspectivity in teaching history, importance of personal narratives and oral history, participative and interactive methods suitable for classes;
  • 22 teachers that exchanged local teaching methodology and set base for cooperation.

2. Local activities in partner countries
1 November 2017 – 30 June 2018


Content:

  • 6 countries involved: Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Serbia, Slovenia, Macedonia;
  • 10 local project activities implemented/coordinated by 10 partners in the 6 countries involved;
  • Students of the 22 teachers trained in Osijek (approx. 20 for teacher) learn and reflect on the Yugoslav Wars in history classes/training workshops/non-formal education workshops.

Expected results:

  • Innovative History teaching approach and methods adopted for primary/secondary education;
  • At least 440 students that learned about Yugoslav Wars and significance for contemporary history;
  • Personal research projects made and processed by students thanks to the help of their teachers.

3. Online platform for students’ projects
1 November 2017 – 31 December 2018

Content:

  • Testimonies recorded by the students during local research activities are translated and published on an interactive platform developed specifically for the project.

Expected results:

  • All testimonies recorded/drafted and prepared in written/audio/filmed format by the students during their activities are published on the platform in the language of record;
  • 180 testimonies are selected and translated into English.

4. International conference
26/28 September 2018

Content:

  • An international conference in Mostar, Bosnia and Hersegovina, is going to take place from 26 to 28 September 2018;
  • The event will focus on the deconstruction of former Yugoslavia;
  • Main objective: to allow experts, teachers and students involved in the project present their multiperspective approach to history and share their personal testimonies, narratives and methods.

Expected results:

  • 22 teachers and 22 selected students participating at the open conference together with invited guests and experts.

5. Monitoring and evaluation
1 August 2017 – 31 January 2019

Content:

  • All partners monitor the proceeding of the projects with teachers’ help;
  • Following this, a final evaluation report will give the summary of activities and results.

Expected results:

  • Production of the final report of the project.

PARTNERS

  • LDA Subotica, Serbia - Leading partner
  • ALDA – European Association for Local Democracy, France
  • LDA Knjazevac, Serbia
  • LDA Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • LDA Zavidovici, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • LDA Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • KulturLife, Germany
  • Institute for National History of Macedonia, Macedonia
  • Centre for Peace, Nonviolence and Human Rights, Croatia
  • Municipality of Ravenna, Italy
  • SPES – Centro di Servizio per il Volontariato del Lazio, Italy
  • Sombor Education Centre, Serbia
  • Znanstvenorazikovalni Center Slovenske Akademije Znanosti in Umetnosti, Slovenia


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