Event Details


Time: July 17, 2017 to July 21, 2017
Location: Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina – the accommodation will be organized in cooperation with the United World College, Mostar
City/Town: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Event Type: summer, school
Organized By: The Swiss Helsinki Committee, as the leading partner, implements this project in close cooperation with Forum ZFD, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), Euro Clio HIP BiH, United World College Mostar (BiH), Center for Peace and Toler-ance (Kosovo), Belgrade Cen
Latest Activity: Apr 19, 2017

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Event Description

17-21 July 2017

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina


The Swiss Helsinki Committee and its project partners[1] are pleased to announce the Call for applications for the Summer School “Challenge History” which will take place from 17 to 21 July 2017 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. We are inviting open minded students of the final year of high schools from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo to apply for the Summer School. This 5-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 form other countries possible ways of overcoming conflicts from the past and building a common future;

… to apply the acquired knowledge in their future education and activities;

… to network with young people from the region and have fun while learning together.

Rationale of the Summer School “Challenge History”

Young people have a crucial role to play in the ongoing reconciliation process in the Western Balkans. In order to achieve a peaceful future and to rebuild connections between the countries of the region, the involvement of the new generation is particularly important.

Many divisions and conflicts in the region have their origin in divisive memories and interpretations of the recent past. For this very reason, the Summer School “Challenge History” addresses the past in order to build a better future. Its aim is to encourage constructive debates on the legacies of the past among High School students from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo and to connect young people in the Western Balkans. We believe that young people from these countries have an enormous potential to bring about positive change. “Challenge History” aims at contributing to fully use this potential.


Information about the Summer School “Challenge History”

Costs and expenses: The organizers will cover all the costs of travel, visas, accommodation and meals during the 5 working days. Students will be accompanied on their travel from their home country to Mostar and back.

Working language: English – participants must have working knowledge of English language

Who can apply?

  • Students of the final year of high schools
  • 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, so to be able to follow and participate in the sessions


How to apply? 

Download the the files for more information:

Download Application Form 

Download Call for Summer School

Download Curriculum and thematic approach

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