About the Project
In the 1990’s Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia were entangled in wars among others based on emotionally driven history. Since history education in these countries in 2003 far from contributed to a peace process, a group of regional history educators, asked colleagues from EUROCLIO, European Association of History Educators, to work with them. Initially the group had to overstep their personal sufferings, which was testing for everybody involved. However through capacity building, development of mutual trust and democratic dialogue, the group was able to show that history is more than negative narratives and stereotypes about the other. The group produced a trans-national textbook Ordinary People in an Extraordinary Country, Every Day Life in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia 1945-1990. containing 20 innovative modules. The educational tool was implemented by training seminars in the three countries. The group now is addressing sensitive shared history 1900‐1945 of the Balkans, extending their network also towards Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovenia.