Croatian Education and Development Network for the Evolution of Communication - HERMES
Openly discussing the taboo of European war history. Reconstructing human rights. Building the future with experiences from our past.
Zagreb, Croatia, Belgrade, Serbia
Europe is missing projects and ideas addressing the problem of rising nationalism in countries with transitional governments, minority problems and human rights protections. Europe also lack projects which include high school generations to openly discuss mentioned issues, to meet each other and stop the circle of ignorance, fear and lack of tolerance and liberty. The countries we want to connect are countries trying to overcome the highest level of prejudices and ignorance. Our project offers them to deconstruct stereotypes, and to work on a better, brighter future for generations open to celebrating, rather than fearing diversity.
During two proposed sessions, we plan on educating and including 60 high school students (30 per session, 5 per country in each session), and 12 teachers. After the session is over, the follow-up part of MICC guarantees that our participants share the MICC ideas and methodology with their schoolmates and colleagues once they come back home. This way, we hope to have the MICC methodology used in many classrooms of the participating schools, which would then reflect on students and teachers who didn’t have the opportunity to participate, but are interested in spreading the MICC ideas.
1.Schools come from different regions. We give advantage to those schools coming from regions directly affected by war, or regions that are socio-economically disadvantaged.
2.Ice-breaking activities, open discussions which create the “open-minded atmosphere”, where everyone is allowed to say whatever they want to say. There is no right or wrong answer. This way we build the list of our common fears, idas, questions, issues, while including every person.
3.Teams working on simulation of ICC procedures have one participant per country, which creates diversity. Rooming policy is the same. This way we encourage participants to talk, laugh, meet, get together.
4.Open discussion about pros and cons of MICC implementation, and ways in which our participants would share MICC in their schools.
Funding requested from Advocate Europe
We welcome queries of interested partners, associations and individuals who wish to learn more about the MICC model.