The final conference of the project “Preparing future teachers in the Western Balkans: Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights” was held in Belgrade, March 24- 25, 2022. It was led by the European Wergeland Center Oslo in cooperation with 12 universities from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, NorthernContinue Reading

ForumZFD offices in Skopje, Prishtina, Belgrade and Sarajevo, together with their partner organization Association for educational development, Ekvalis and Peace Education Hub (PEH) of the Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, invite all representatives of educational institutions, teachers, non-formal and adult educators, youth workers and other peace education stakeholders form WesternContinue Reading

American Bosnian Collaboration Project (ABC) brings together American students from William and Mary College (Williamsburg, Virginia, USA) and Bosnian students from the Faculty of Philosophy of the University in Sarajevo (Teacher Education Program, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) to foster intercultural understanding and to work for social change for the youthContinue Reading

Professor Judy Pace from the Teacher Education Department of the University of San Francisco has been working since last year on bridging the research-practice divide with the help of a Spencer grant. The “research communications strategy” she developed revolves around professional development and includes workshops with educators in different countries,Continue Reading

forumZFD’s Key Areas of Engagement: A Conceptualization of forumZFD’s Practical Approaches to Conflict Transformation Over the years, forumZFD teams have encountered and overcome challenges, collected lessons learned, incorporated new knowledge, methods, and tools, written numerous handbooks and manuals, and continuously refined their practical approaches to conflict transformation in various areasContinue Reading

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Peace Education Hub, Faculty of Philosophy in Sarajevo, won the Goran Bubalo Peace Award for educational institution in 2021. The award is presented annually by the Network for Building Peace. Activists Nihad Suljić, Indira Bajramović and BH Pride March are also the recipients of this year’s Peace Award. The NetworkContinue Reading

Judy Pace – Teaching controversial issues Professor Pace explained what kind of issues are considered controversial and when they should be considered relevant for students, e.g., questions of public policy, sensitive questions related to contested history, historical questions that evoke emotional reactions etc. Furthermore, she explained why controversial issues shouldContinue Reading

Peace Education Hub (Faculty of Philosophy, University of Sarajevo) in cooperation with forumZFD/ Forum Civil Peace Service organized the first Peace Pedagogy Summer School (September 20-23, 2021). The school was organized on the occasion of the International Peace Day (September 21) and during the Peace Week at the Faculty ofContinue Reading