REGIONAL HISTORY PROJECT 2006
EVALUATION SEMINAR

28 SEPTEMBER – 1 OCTOBER, OHRID, MACEDONIA

OHRID, MACEDONIA

The evaluation seminar in Ohrid (Macedonia) invited teachers and adult educators from SEE to discuss together the results of the History project for the years 2004 -2006. During the seminar was presented the Oral History Teachers’ Guide that is a joint effort of the History project regional team of teachers. One day of the program was devoted to the challenges and the needs of the history teachers in the region and there were time and space created for participatory planning on national and regional level.

PROGRAM

28 SEPTEMBER 2006 / THURSDAY

Up to 19:00 Arrival in Ohrid
19:30 Welcome dinner and Introduction

29 SEPTEMBER 2006 / FRIDAY

9:00 – 10:30 History Project 2004-2006
Results and Remembering
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee / Tea Break
11:00 – 12:30 Making interviews: challenges, risks and evaluation Maria Barzinska, Bulgaria (PowerPoint 89 KB)
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Discovering the History of Ohrid
17:00 – 18:00 Visit to Museums and Churches
19:00 Dinner in the city

30 SEPTEMBER 2006 / SATURDAY

9:00 – 10:30 Participatory planning for county dissemination activities
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 – 13:00 Presentation of results
13.00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Participatory planning for regional dissemination activities
16:30 – 16:30 Coffee / Tea Break
16:30 – 18:30 Presentation of results
19:30 Dinner

1 OCTOBER 2006 / SUNDAY

9:00 – 10:30 Lessons learned & Evaluation Round
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break & Snack
After 11:00 Departure

Moderation:
Vanya Ivanova, IIZ/DVV – Regional office – Sofia, Bulgaria
+ 359 (0) 889 309 366

Coordinator:
Biljana Mojsovska, IIZ/DVV – Skopje, Macedonia
+ 389 (0) 70 35 75 18

If there is a need, you are welcome to call us.

Accommodation and Seminar Hall:
Hotels Metropol Bellevue
www.metropol-ohrid.com


REFLECTING AND HANDLING RECENT HISTORY IN MEMORIAL PLACES

10-14 May 2006, Sarajevo-Srebrenica, Bosnia&Herzegovina

Sarajevo-Srebrenica, Bosnia&Herzegovina


Memorial Places in SEE - Word 68 KB
Taboos and symbols - Word 43 KB
In Spirit of Reconciliation - Word 54 KB

A seminar in Sarajevo and Srebrenica (Bosnia and Herzegovina) invited teachers and adult educators from SEE to focus on reflecting and handling the recent history of South Eastern Europe in memorial places. Topics such as how to work in memorial places with pupils, students and adults; what to remember and what to forget, were discussed through various interactive methods.

One day of the seminar was particularly reserved for visiting Srebrenica, where thousands of Bosnjaks were massacred after the city, designated as a safe area by the Security Council, fell to the Bosnian Serb Army on July 11, 1995. The visit to Srebrenica shed light on the recent suffering evoked by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina and consequently invited teachers and others adult educators to reflect about the memorial place and its purpose and place in SEE history.

PROGRAM

10 MAY 2006 / WEDNESDAY

Evening Arrival in Sarajevo
20:00 Dinner at the hotel

11 MAY 2006 / THURSDAY

9:00 – 10:30 Welcome and Introduction
Recent History and Memorial Places
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee / Tea Break
11:00 – 12:30 How to work with youth and adults in memorial places
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 17:30 Soldiers cemetery “Kovaci”
“Markale”
17:30 – 18:30 Reflection groups
19:00 Dinner at “Bosanska kuca” (Bosnian House)

12 MAY 2006 / FRIDAY

7:00 – 11:00 Travel to Srebrenica
11:00 – 12:15 The Memorial Place “Potocari”
Reflection groups
12:30 – 14:00 Lunch in Srebrenica (House of faith) and coffee
14:00 – 16:30 Presentations The House of Faith, Sara organization Srebrenica and the Major of Srebrenica
17:00 – 20:00 Travel back to Sarajevo
20:00 Dinner at hotel “Hecco”

13 MAY 2006 / SATURDAY

9:00 – 10:30 Reflection round
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee/Tea Break
11:00 – 13:00 Taboos and symbols
13.00 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Talking and Teaching about Recent and Painful History
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee / Tea Break
17:00 – 18:00 Presentation of results
19:00 Dinner

14 MAY 2006 / SUNDAY

9:00 – 10:30 In a Spirit of Reconciliation
10:30 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:00 Evaluation
12.30 – 13:30 Lunch
After 13:30 Departure

Input and moderation:
Prof. Dr. Karmit Zysman, Discovery centre, Pristina, Kosovo
Vanya Ivanova, IIZ/DVV – Regional office – Sofia, Bulgaria

Accommodation and Seminar Hall:
Hotel Hecco
Medresa 1
Sarajevo 71 000
Bosna i Hercegovina
tel./fax: + 387 33 273 730
http://www.hotel-hecco.net/


CREATING “ORAL HISTORY TEACHERS’ GUIDE”

16-19 March 2006
Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria

The seminar in Veliko Tarnovo invited different experts, including teachers, professors, methodologists and others, who possess extensive knowledge and experience in the Oral History Method and who have been participants of the history project in previous years.

The aim of this meeting was to combine experiences in order to create a practical guide that can assist teachers when using the Oral History Method. The guide will include a number of practical instructions in regards to developing the Oral History Method, different examples from the experts about their own experiences in using the method and various recommendations for all who wish to employ this method in the classroom and similar settings. Moreover, we envision that the guide will be translated into national languages of the Balkans.

VELIKO TARNOVO, BULGARIA

Besides the regional meeting, two more workshops were held for the history teachers from Veliko Tarnovo and Plovdiv. The workshops were run parallel and were led by the guest colleagues - Zafira Kangalidou (Greece) and Cosmin Budeanca and Ioana Florescu (Romania). Both of the workshops had the topic of using Oral History in the classroom. Hence, 40 teachers had the chance to experience the method and discuss its usage with their colleagues. This was a step further in probating the method and good feedback for the Balkan team working on the Teachers’ Guide.

Another experience of the regional team was the Open Class they visited in the Professional High School of Tourism “Dr. Vasil Beron”. The history teacher, Angel Yanchev, delivered a class on the topic “The Big Excursion” of 1989 in the Memories of the Bulgarian Ethnic Turks”. He was one of the participants of the training “From Seed to Fruit: Doing and Teaching an Oral History Research Project” in Romania in July 2005, that gave extensive knowledge on the Oral History Method. All these steps, thought during the training in Romania, were shown in the Open Class and the eyewitness expressed additional interesting views on the topic. The Open Class brought new questions to the discussion of team working on the Teachers’ Guide.

The whole event was in cooperation with the Regional Inspectorate of Education and European Information Center of Veliko Tarnovo.

PROGRAM

16 MARCH 2006 / THURSDAY

Up to 18:00 Arrival in Veliko Tarnovo
19:00 Introduction & Aims & Expectations
20:00 Welcome Dinner at “Gurko”

17 MARCH 2006 / FRIDAY

9:00 – 11:00 Open Space & Oral History Teachers’ Guide
Setting working groups
Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30 Walk to the Professional High School of Tourism “Dr. Vasil Beron”
11:30 – 13:00 Open Class at the professional High School of Tourism
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch at “Lozata”
15:00 – 19:00 Working groups I
19:00 Dinner at “Shtastlivetza”

18 MARCH 2006 / SATURDAY

9:00 – 11:00 Working groups II
11:00 – 11:30 Tea/Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 Working groups III
13:00 – 14:30 Lunch at “Lozata” Restaurant
14:30 – 16:00 Practical Work with History Teachers from Veliko Tranovo and Plovdiv
16:00 – 16:30 Tea/Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Feedback session
17:30 – 19:30 Exploring an Old Capital of Bulgaria
20:00 Dinner at “Hashovete”

19 MARCH 2006 / SUNDAY

9:00 – 10:30 Future plans, deadlines & tasks division
10:30 – 11:00 Tea/Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 Evaluation
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
After 13:00 Departure

Input and moderation:
Violeta Stoycheva, University of Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Angel Yanchev, Professional High School of Tourism “Dr. Vasil Beron”, Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria
Vanya Ivanova, IIZ/DVV – Regional office – Sofia, Bulgaria