Bridging Histories is a project that connects Bosnian, Serbian, and Croatian history educators in Bosnia and Herzegovina to contribute together to history education of higher quality, greater inclusiveness and diversity of perspectives. It also connects the past projects with the broad regional initiative that we envision for the post-Yugoslavia region.
Building upon the projects that EUROCLIO-HIP already participated in in the past, this project will continue to train history educators in Bosnia and Herzegovina on a regional level. The local experts and authors also aim to conduct a thorough assessment of recent history curricula guidelines developed by the Ministry of Education and come forth with Recommendations for implementing them in curricula that are modern, inclusive, diverse and focus on delivering skills as much as facts.
The EUROCLIO HIP staff and members will undergo a capacity building workshop, empowering the organization for future independence and sustainability. The talented team of coordinators, authors, and experts will meanwhile continue to work on preparation for a wider regional project envisaged for the near future.
Specifically, the following activities will take place: four regional teacher training workshops, assessment of guidelines for history curricula and a capacity development workshop.
The primary goal of the project Bridging Histories is to contribute to the current history education reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Due to the fact that the BiH government has not selected anyone to implement the developed history curricula guidelines, the process is frozen.
The EUROCLIO HIP is the best suited and most qualified institution to help move the curricula implementation, after its thorough analysis, forward. EUROCLIO Secretariat will assist this process by strengthening and empowering EUROCLIO HIP via training, logistical, administrative, and networking support.
Bridging Histories brings together a trained group of history education experts and professionals who set out to accomplish the following key goals:
Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, EUROCLIO Executive Director
Steven Stegers, EUROCLIO Project Coordinator
Dagmar Kusa, former EUROCLIO Junior Coordinator
Coordinators (EUROCLIO -HIP):
Bojana Dujković – Blagojević
Trainers/Authors and Experts: