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July 2017

FOURTH MODULE OF TRAININGS FOR
TRAINERS OF ''GLOBAL ETHIC IN SCHOOL''

TPO Foundation successfully organized fourth training for trainers of "Global Ethic in School'' on Vlašić from July 14-17, 2017. Different from former meetings realized through classes and theoretical introduction in the concept of global ethic related to different questions of gender equality, social justice, human rights, peace education, dialogue of religions and ecology, attendants of this educational program had experimental workshops and practical work finished this intensive training. In past months this raining included over twenty academic lectures of different B&H professors, significant meetings and activities with activists as well as hours of effort and dedication to this subject. In this way, ten attendants got certificates in global ethic to future work with new teachers and schools in other cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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July 2017

NEW Publication: WHEN FEMINISM AND RELIGION ENCOUNTER

Proceedings When feminism and religion encounter is a result of several cycle of seminars held in different cities in Bosnia and Herzegovina on the topic of Gender Equality Ethos. Within the support of the Ecumenical Women's Initiative from Omiš these seminars were organized in partnership with IMIC Together Sarajevo, Sarajevo TPO Foundation and Youth Forum from Mostar.
The seminars were conducted by Zilka Spahić Šiljak, PhD, Drago Bojić, PhD and Božana Katava, MA. The goal was to deconstruct religious narratives of human anthropology and to point out a possible reduction of stereotypical perceptions of the role of women and men in family and society, and to show that sacred texts provide a framework for egalitarian readings of gender relations. The participants were teachers, students and activists from Tuzla, Sarajevo and Mostar who spoke out through their short essays about meeting and confronting feminist and religious arguments on human anthropology.
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June 2017

PEDAGOGUES FOR THEIR COLLECTVIE: MANAGING STRESS
Second set of trainings in Central Bosnia Canton

In three-years project ''Prevention and reduction of peer and gender based violence in school'' supported by Ministry of education, science, culture and sport, more than 80 teachers of primary schools in Kaćuni, Bugojno, Jajce, Novi Travnik and Travnik had the opportunity to participate in one day workshops in managing stress at work. Workshop leaders were local school pedagogues that got basic knowledges and skills in managing stress thanks to program activities of TPO Foundation.

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June 2017

FIRST ANIMATION ON ISLAM AND GENDER EQUALITY


The Balkans Center for Middle East designed the animation on Islam and gender equality. Dr. Zilka Spahić Šiljak wrote wrote the script for animation and she is also the author of two books: Women, Religion and Politics (2010) and Contesting Female Feminist and Muslim Identities. Post-socialist Contexts of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo (2012)

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June 2017

PEDAGOGUES FOR THEIR COLLECTIVE: MANAGING STRESS
First set of trainings in Central Bosnia Canton


More than 120 primary school teachers from Busovača, Fojnica, Stara Bila, Nova Bila and Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje successfully brought to an end school year 2016/17 with a positive attitude, relaxation, chat and assertive communication. Workshops ''Managing stress'' were moderated by school pedagogues that got the basic knowledge and skills in preventing stress at work.




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June 2017

ACTIVISM AND YOUTH IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN CENTRAL BOSNIA CANTON
TPO IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN BUSOVAČA, FOJNICA AND JAJCE

How youth questions their own responsibilities and those of their community with the aim to improve democratic civil society we live in? Why is critical thinking important, as well as activism and voluntarism, and what those teach us? Those were some of questions youth of Central Bosnia Canton questioned with TPO Foundation. From May 16 to June 13 TPO Foundation made visits and realized educative workshops in primary schools "Busovača" in Busovača, "Ivan Goran Kovačić" in Fojnica and "Berta Kučera" in Jajce. This was an opportunity for students of final grades to share opinions and experiences about various forms of violence, as well as mechanisms of prevention and protection from violence. The goal of those creative workshops was to encourage young people to question, study and work, but also to intercede for their own initiatives which are caring positive changes in society.
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June 2017

CLOSED COMPETITION FOR BEST VIDEO ON ACTIVISM AND YOUTH:
AWAKE, INITIATE, CHANGE

Eldar Buzadžić, author of movie "Doesn't anybody listen to me?" with mentoring of professor Seada Hodžić from Primary school "Hasan Kikić" in Gračanica, won award for best video "Activism and youth: Awake, Initiate, Change!"
In a past month, competition for best video named "Activism and youth: Awake, Initiate, Change!" has been open. The competition was for all students of B&H schools aged 12 to 17. On June 12, 2017, TPO Foundation organized program for best participants and this year we had the opportunity to welcome students of primary and secondary schools and their teachers from various cities: Gračanica, Tuzla, Mostar, Zenica and Sarajevo. Eldar Buzadžić, author of movie "Doesn't anybody listen to me?" with mentoring of professor Seada Hodžić from Primary school "Hasan Kikić" in Gračanica, won award for best video "Activism and youth: Awake, Initiate, Change!". Second is Ajna Koluh from Second Gymnasium Zenica with video "In a world of phenomena" mentored by professor Samir Aganović. Third place belonged to students Dervišević Adnan, Aldin Ćimić and Emina Peljto mentored by teacher Alzira Maljić from Primary School Aleksa Šantić in Sarajevo with movie "We are stronger together"
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June 2017

NEW RESEARCH IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

PUBLICATION: Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges and Opportunities
(Recent history and potential future of civil society in 16 countries)

More than two decades have passed since nonprofit and third-sector researchers "discovered" Central and Eastern Europe as an area of scholarly interest. After the collapse of the communist regimes in Eastern Europe and the fall of the Iron Curtain, scholars noted the emergence of new civil society actors and were curious to understand the role these actors would play in their societies. Since that time, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) has experienced intensive periods of transformation, conflict and renewal. This study is guided by the intention to develop a better understanding of the current state of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe, the diverse pathways of its development, and its possible future trajectories.
More information on:
http://www.erstestiftung.org/publication/civil-society-in-cee/

May 2017

PEDAGOGUES FOR THEIR COLLECTIVE: MANAGING STRESS
Second set of trainings
in HNK Mostar

The end of the school year, obligations and additional activities of teachers are improving the presence of stress. That is extra reason to choose that particular time to associate with teachers and help them managing negative energy and introducing them with different methods and techniques of adequate opposing different stressors. With an enthusiastic group of five pedagogues from primary schools in Mostar trainings for schools "Managing stress" continued as part of three years project of TPO Foundation and Ministry of education, science, culture and sport. Pedagogues-lecturers made four hour trainings in schools:  "Gnojnice", "IV osnovna škola", "Ilije Jakovljevića", "Treća osnovna škola" and "Ivana Gundulića". By working in pairs, each pedagogue had the opportunity to associate with 30 teachers and exchange experiences and make comparisons of schools about stress situations and challenges they meet in everyday work. The goal of the training was to contribute more serious understanding of the causes and consequences of stress and to give new techniques in overcoming stress situations and release from inner unrest.
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May 2017

PEDAGOGUES FOR THEIR COLLECTIVE: MANAGING STRESS
First set of trainings
in HNK Mostar

More than 70 primary school teachers in Mostar have spent four hours "Managing stress" trainings – through lugh, exercises, opinion exchange and teaching. The goal was introducing one of the biggest enemies of the healthy personality: stress. Extraordinary talks and activities of teachers in school moderated by pedagogues gave additional positive energy and relaxing to the  working environment. From May 16-21 first set of trainings was held in five primary schools in Mostar: "Zalik", "Blagaj", "Ilići", "Antuna Branka Šimića u Mostaru" i "Mustafa Ejubović – Šejh Jujo". School pedagogues were also training teachers, and they got the skills and knowledge in recent three days training of the same name. That training was organized by TPO Foundation and Ministry of education, science, culture and sport of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton as part of three years project "Peer and gender based violence in school". The goal of the training was to give new techniques and better understanding of term stress and its impact on personality, correct understanding of stress situations and circumstances and getting to know methods of stress reduction in everyday life. Empowering pedagogues in this field gave them the opportunity to help school collective in overcoming stress situations and adequate opposing different stressors.
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May 2017

CONFERENCE "0% OF TOLERANCE FOR VIOLENCE IN SCHOOLS" - MOSTAR

Ministry of education, science, culture and sport of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton with support of TPO Foundation from Sarajevo, Youth Power from Mostar, Association Center for development of youth activism CROA from Sarajevo, Center for psychological support "Sensus" from Mostar, Center for Human rights in Mostar, Association Altruist from Mostar, Association Genesis Project from Banja Luka, Center for social research "Global Analitica" from Sarajevo, and Pedagogical institute and Institute for schooling of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton organized conference on program of preventing violence and juvenile delinquency named "0% of tolerance for violence in schools". A conference was held on May, 25, 2017 at the Center for culture Mostar. In addition to many partners, teachers, pedagogues and students Ph.d. Rašid Hadžović, minister of education, science, culture and sport of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton also participated.
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May 2017

THE SECOND GLOBAL ETHIC WORKSHOP FOR
PIRMARY SCHOOLS OF ZENICA-DOBOJ CANTON

Second workshop "Global Ethic in school'' for Zenica-Doboj Canton was held in May 13 and 14, 2017 in Zenica. It is part of the project "A Global Ethic in a School: Integrating a Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia-Herzegovina''. A TPO team from Sarajevo – Alen Krstić and Monja Šuta-Hilbert – together with guest ph.d. Nezir Halilović presented project of global ethic, methodology and importance of its integration in B&H educational system. It was also the last workshop of global ethic for primary school teachers in 2017/2018 school year and conclusion of this very important educational cycle which by now included all primary and secondary schools from Sarajevo Canton, Tuzla Canton, Herzegovina-Neretva Canton and Zenica-Doboj Canton.
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May 2017

THE FIRST GLOBAL ETHIC WORKSHOP FOR
PIRMARY SCHOOLS OF ZENICA-DOBOJ CANTON


First seminar ''Global Ethic at School''
within the project ''Global Ethic at School: Integration of Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina'' was held on May 6. and 7. 2017 in Zenica (hotel ''Zenica'') for Zenica-Doboj Canton. The TPO Foundation team from Sarajevo-Alen Kristić and Monja Šuta-Hibert presented the project of global ethic to the teachers and its importance in promotion and living of universal values.


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May 2017

CALL FOR A VIDEO COMPETITION:
ACTIVISM AND YOUTH - AWAKEN, INITIATE, CHANGE!

TPO Foundation Sarajevo within its Project "Initiative for Creative Dialogue" (ICDE), launches the call for competition and invites all interested students from 12 to 17 years old from BH schools under the mentorship of their teachers to contest for the best video on the topic:
Activism and Youth: AWAKEN, INITIATE, CHANGE!
Use your creativity, think of your society, get the story and send the message that changes the world!


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April, 2017

ANTI-STRES TRAINING OF TRAINERS IN VITEZ

In the period from 25.04. to  27.04.2017. and according to the support of the Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Central Bosnia Canton, TPO Foundation organized in Vitez a three-day anti-stress training of trainers program for pedagogues and psychologists from the area of ​​the mentioned canton. As in previous partner cities and schools, this training was held in order to create long-term resources and to educate professional school staff in order to strength them to provide psycho-social support to primary and secondary school teachers.  Main goal was to enable school staff to find adequate protection mechanisms and a proper response to everyday stress situations in their pedagogical work.
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April, 2017

THE THIRD GLOBAL ETHIC WORKSHOP FOR
PRIMARY SCHOOLS OF HERZEGOVINA-NERETVA CANTON

After the successful realization of two global ethic workshops for primary schools teachers in Herzegovina – Neretva Canton, TPO Foundation has organized on April 22 - 23 2017, the last global ethic workshop for the 2016/2017 school year. This workshop was a great meeting place for fifteen teachers from eleven different primary schools from Rama, Konjic, Mostar, Jablanica and Gnojnce. On this occasion, the gathered Bosnian and Croatian languages teachers, Islamic and Catholic religions teachers, German language and the history teachers as well as the pedagogues trough synergistic work and thanks to the active mentorship of TPO lectures, jointly studied different areas and aspects of the global ethic concept in educational but also local and global social context.
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April, 2017

FIFTH CREATIVE WORKSHOP YOUTH AND ACTIVISM

A sincere friendship and willingness to help people in need, volunteerism, and our personal traits, self-esteem and self-strengthening, those were the topics we talked about with students of ninth grade of Primary School Zaim Kolar in Dejcici, when TPO Foundation implemented another creative workshop Activism and young on April 14, 2017 within the project ICDE. We were interested in how young people interpret volunteering and everything that volunteering provides, as well as other means of personal empowerment and development of our personality. Young people shared their experiences and reflections but they also had the opportunity to learn about the importance of knowing themselves and their attributes.
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April, 2017

FOURTH CREATIVE WORKSHOP YOUTH AND ACTIVISM

Why is it important to question our roles and responsibilities in the community in which we live and why especially young people need to be civically conscious and active, but also to notice the problems and to initiate positive change in society? On April 12th, TPO team met with young people finishing ninth grades in Elementary school Zahid Barucija in Vogosca to discuss about civic activism and engaged art that represents expression through art and points out the problems of society in order to encourage positive change. With the publication for teenagers, students had the opportunity to acquaint themselves with the character of Nira and learn how we should resist passive, inert and uniform society and should not allow violent behavior and violation of human rights.
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April, 2017

THIRD CREATIVE WORKSHOP YOUTH AND ACTIVISM

Strengthening competences in young people through critical thinking, non-violence and civic activism, this was the goal of another creative workshop called Activism and youth (ICDE), organized by TPO Foundation on April 10, in the Gymnasium Dobrinja with students of first to fourth grade. At the workshop, we questioned our responsibilities and roles in society and how engaged art affects the community and its positive changes. We also talked about the different forms of bullying, but also about civic activism as an adequate method of confrontation and violence prevention. With the publication of comics Nira, Nira's challenges and Everything We (do not) want to know, we learned about courage and initiative for change in society. >> MORE

March 2017

SECOND CREATIVE WORKSHOP ACTIVISM AND YOUTH FOR YOUTH
IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS


The importance to talk about various forms of violence, causes and effects, how to adequately resist it, but also about civic activism as a responsibility of each person in the community in which he/she lives, was shown by great interest of students in the ninth grade elementary school "May 9" in Pazaric in the topic for which they had an opportunity to talk about two hours on the second creative workshop called Activism and youth which was implemented by the TPO Foundation in the framework of the ICDE on March 30, 2017.

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March 2017

FIRST CREATIVE WORKSHOP ACTIVISM AND YOUTH FOR YOUTH
IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

What is engaged art and how people draw attention to the problems of society through the arts in order to encourage positive change? How to become an active citizen in the community and how to contribute to the development of a healthy environment in which we live? How good friends we are and how much we are ready to help people in need? What is volunteering and why it is important for the healthy development of our personality? These and other issues were discussed by TPO Foundation and students of VIII and IX grade of Ninth elementary school in Rakovica on creative workshop "Activism and Youth" on March 27, 2017, which TPO Foundation implemented in cooperation with the young actors of the Academy of Performing Arts in Sarajevo, Ivana Vojinovic and Adis Omerovic.
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March 2017

 THE FOURTH GLOBAL ETHIC WORKSHOP FOR
PIRMARY SCHOOLS OF SARAJEVO CANTON

Thanks to the support of Pedagogical Institute in Sarajevo Canton as well as the Ministry of Education, Science and Youth Sarajevo Canton, on March 23 – 24, 2017 TPO Foundation has organized the fourth global ethic workshop for elementary school teachers Canton Sarajevo. On this occasion, expert associate of the Pedagogical Institute in Sarajevo Canton, Mina Pleh welcomed all present Bosnian language teachers, Catholic and Islamic religious teachers and pedagogues from nine elementary schools from the Sarajevo Canton area who had the opportunity to participate in global ethic workshop and thereby actively contribute to the successful integration of the global ethic into teaching and learning processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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