Summit in Jahorina, Bosnia-Herzegovina

The Educators’ Institute for Human Rights held an Education Summit in Jahorina, Bosnia-Herzegovina from July 1-3, 2015, which included twenty-nine participants from a variety of regions and a wide range of interests in the future of human rights education. Participants engaged in dialogue to set goals for the summit, learned strategies for Holocaust and mass atrocities prevention education from representatives of EIHR, The Watchers of the Sky Initiative, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, the Budapest Centre for the International Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities, and Aegis Trust, brainstormed ideas, prioritized essential questions, and created a plan for collaborating to realize the following goals for human rights education in Bosnia and Herzegovina:

  • Generate political will and funding
  • Develop curriculum and materials
  • Determine teacher training strategies and materials
  • Support teachers as they work on sensitive topics
  • Foster ties with other human rights educators in the region and globally

All participants agreed to meet in Sarajevo at a location provided by Dr. Eli Tauber twice in the coming year as they are able, and to work together on an online platform provided and moderated by EIHR to make the ideas a concrete reality, with the essential outcome to produce tangible, concrete results on these priorities for a follow-up summit with a teacher training component in the summer of 2016. 

To read more, access our complete final report.

Photos of the event can be found at http://www.eihr.org/2015-bosnia-summit-photos.  If you use them in presentations, please credit the photo appropriately.