This project used the development of teaching material as an intense competencies-building course with a particular focus on sensitive and controversial history. Old and new partners were involved on equal footing. This joint effort centrally aimed to strengthen history education by cross-border peer-learning and capacity building and collaborative creation of educational tools, in short: for a History that Connects. The effort also supported the challenging and encouraging development of history teaching, promotion of regional cooperation and professional development among associations, educators and historians at national and international level. The crowning achievement is the collaboratively produced alternative educational resource “Once Upon a Time...We Lived Together. Joint Work in a Multiperspective Approach on Shared history of 1900-1945”.
Supporting the innovative professional development of history educators and history education in the Western Balkans to promote peace, stability and regional cooperation.
Adapting, professionalising and empowering a regional, innovative approach to the teaching of sensitive/controversial history in the countries of the Former Yugoslavia so it supports peace, stability in the Western Balkans.
Once Upon a Time...We Lived Together: Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Country, Every Day Life in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia 1945-1990.Yugoslavia between East and West.
Individual chapters availabe online in Albanian, Bosnian, Croatian, English, Macedonian, Montenegrin, Serbian, and Slovenian here.
Joke van der Leeuw-Roord, EUROCLIO Executive Director
Jonathan Even-Zohar, EUROCLIO Director (former EUROCLIO Project Manager)
Bojana Dujković – Blagojević.
Melisa Forić, Igor Jovanović, Mire Mladenovski, Marjeta Šifrer, Miloš Vukanović, Donika Xhemajli, Emina Živković.
Bojana Dujkovic-Blagojevic, Denis Detling, Besnik Emini, Melisa Foric, Kiti Jurica Korda, Ljiljana Lazarevic, Mire Mladenovski, Irena Paradzik Kovacic, Nenad Perosevic, Arber Salihu, Milos Vukanovic, Donika Xhemajli, Vanja Zidar Smic, Emina Zivkovic.
Bahrudin Besirevic, Marija Brkuljan, Samojko Cvijanovic, Fetnan Dervis, Ivana Dobrivojevic, Ljupka Hristova, Igor Jovanovic, Petar Lekic, Helena Mesnjak, Goran Miloradovic, Sanja Peresa-Macuka, Edin Radusic, Jelka Razpotnik, Marjeta Sifrer, Valentina Stamenkovic, Iljo Trajkovski.
Advisors and Trainers:
Peter Collins, Cecyl Esau, John Hamer, Hrovje Klasic, Snjezana Koren, Jan Lofstrom, Eyal Naveh, Daniela Zunzer.