Time Travellers — European Perspective — Bosnia and Herzegovina


ERASMUS+, Key Action 1: Training Course

Venue: Ključ, Bosnia & Hercegovina

Dates: 21—29 August  2022

For more information please read the info-pack.

Host organisation: Mostar Friedensprojekt e.V., spolu-organizátor: DINARA FORUM – DINARA L’ATENAU IZ KLJUCA

Czech team: Antonie Myslivečková, Ramazan Ozel

Project report:

Hello everyone! This report contains my own perception of an amazing training course that took place in Kljuc, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Together with Czech Republic, the youngsters from several other European cities came together to learn more about the role of history in our lives and the role of European values in the post conflict zones in the Europe. More than 25 participants, from 18 to 65 years old, contributed to the training course with their own experiences, knowledge, and practices.

The venue of the project had a significant importance for both the organizers and the participants. The town of Kljuc, which is located right on the border of the entities Federation of Bosnia and the Republika Srpska, has a symbolic role in the Bosnian war. The town was specifically chosen to demonstrate the impact of the Bosnian war on today’s communities in the Bosnia and Herzegovina. In that regard, the Bosnian organizers from Germany, specifically Emil, had done a great job to show us different aspects of the war in today’s socio-political sphere. 

Thanks to our trainer Manuela, we had an amazing opportunity to learn more about the pillars of the history, impact of history teaching in the conflict zones, and the role of European values in today’s historic events. With her broad knowledge, an open atmosphere was created for us to ask and learn even more about the topic. I can sincerely say that after the field trips to several cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, our knowledge was significantly expanded. 

The town of Kljuc has certainly surprised me and was much better than I expected. Being a touristic spa town, it offered a lot to its short-term visitors and especially participants of the training course could benefit the warm atmosphere of the city and the Bosnian people. All in all, it was an amazing training course for us to learn more about the Bosnian war and in general conflict zones of Europe from a perspective of European values. Each participant presented their own views on different situations from different countries, and this has naturally allowed us to discover more about the different parts of the world. I am grateful that the EYCB selected me to participate in such a training course. Thanks to everyone that I met through this training course, and I hope to participate in many more training courses!

                                                                                                                             Ramazan Ozel

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