The 5th international summer school “Learning from the past - Truth, Justice and Reconciliation after the ICTY Trials” 2018, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Publish Date: Feb 12, 2018

Deadline: Jun 15, 2018

Event Dates: from Jul 01, 2018 12:00 to Jul 11, 2018 12:00

The 5th international summer school “Learning from the past - Truth, Justice and Reconciliation after the ICTY Trials”

The International University of Sarajevo (IUS) is inviting you to its fifth international summer school from July 1 to July 11, 2018. The program aims to make a contribution to the process of dealing with the past, reconciliation and transitional justice approaches in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) and the region in the post-ICTY context. The School will look into what approaches have (not) been taken and what have been the main obstacles to reconciliation in the country. By examining the ways how and what we as students and researchers can learn from the recent past in order to confront the challenges in the present, summer school promotes the idea of education as an essential tool for reconciliation and an agent of positive societal change in a post-war country like BiH.

In addition, the school emphasizes the importance of experiential and reflexive learning, intercultural learning and action learning as practical pedagogical tools in post-conflict context. Subsequently, the main field trip to Eastern Bosnia, the optional three-day-long participation in the Peace March and a three-day-stay with a local community in the village of Klotjevac near Srebrenica aim to provide the participants with the opportunity to experience learning beyond the classroom, in a community setting, and obtain more intensive hands-on practice with methods, concepts and issues discussed during the class sessions. The summer school is organized as a combination of lectures, workshops, excursions, field-trips, visits to relevant institutions, introduction to governmental and non-governmental organizations, and participation in socio-cultural activities and events.


Registration starts: 26/02/2018

Deadline for registration: 15/06/2018

Days of the summer school: 01/07/2018 – 8/07/2018 or 01/07/2018 – 11/07/2018 (two options available)

Requirements and Target Group

The International University of Sarajevo welcomes applicants from a wide range of educational backgrounds. It invites applications from across the globe and from both undergraduate and graduate students as well as from young professionals interested in the topics related to transitional justice, international relations, conflict analysis and resolution, peace research, security studies, preventing diplomacy, anthropology, international law, history, sociology and ethnicity studies. Although most of you will be currently enrolled at a university or college, University also welcomes applicants who have been away from formal education for some years. The participants are expected to have developed, or are in the process of developing, some basic background knowledge of and demonstrate their interest in the Balkans, BiH and post-conflict issues affecting societies after politically-motivated violence.

The  certificate of successful completion of the summer school will be issued upon accomplishing the assessment tasks comprising of:

  • Attending the sessions and field trips;
  • Active participation during class sessions and field trips; and
  • Research paper for submission or a reflexive piece dealing with one or more aspects of the Summer School.


The main lectures will take place on campus of the International University of Sarajevo, building A and B, in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Other locations include BiH government ministries, international organizations in BiH, NGOs in BiH, the city of Tuzla, the city of Mostar, Stolac, Srebrenica Memorial Centre (Potocari) and a post-genocide community (the village of Klotjevac) in Eastern Bosnia.

Certificate and credits

The participants will receive a certificate of participation after completion of the summer school. Furthermore, University of Sarajevo will issue a statement regarding the number of ECTS credits it assigns to this course, based on the number of hours spent in class, preparation time and completed assignments. Your university can then evaluate this course and decide whether they will indeed award ECTS credits.

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