The Swiss Helsinki Committee and its project partners are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Summer School “Challenge History” which will take place from 16 to 21 July 2017 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
We are inviting open-minded students in the third grade of High Schools from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo to apply for the Summer School. The six-day event will enable its participants:
… to reflect on historical narratives, particularly those related to the recent wars in the Balkans, and to engage in a constructive dialogue on these legacies;
… to compare historical narratives and challenge preconceived ideas about the past;
… to discuss with their peers possible ways of overcoming conflicts from the past and building a common future;
… to apply the acquired knowledge in their future education and activities; and
… to network with young people from the region and have fun while learning together.
Dates: 16-21 July 2017 (6 days) – participants will be required to attend all the sessions during the Summer School. The arrival day is on July 16 at 18.00 the latest. The departure day is July 21 not before 12.00.
Place: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina – the accommodation will be organized in cooperation with the United World College, Mostar
Costs and expenses: The organizers will cover all the costs of travel, visas, accommodation and meals during the Summer School. Members of the organization staff will accompany students on their travel to Mostar and back home.
Working language: English – participants must have working knowledge of English language
Who can apply?
– Students in the third grade of High Schools (at the time of the application submitted), who will not have attained the age of 18 at the time of the Summer School, and who have the permission of the parents or legal tutors to participate
– From Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Serbia
Who wish to learn about history of the region from an alternative perspective
– Who have sufficient knowledge of English language, in order to be able to follow and participate in the sessions
Application deadline: April 28
More information here.