Education for Peace Programmes in Montenegro and the Western Balkans

Presented by: Branka Kankaras, Senior Adviser, Ministry of Education, & Ivana Gajovic, Director, Nansen Dialogue Centre Montenegro, Montenegro
Presented at: Sustainable Regional Education Efforts for Safer More Inclusive Communities Working Group, Heredia, Costa Rica
Date of Session: November 9 – 10, 2010

Session Description: The Nansen Dialogue Center Montenegro, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Bureau for Educational services, has been implementing peace education programming. These programs combine teacher training and whole school approaches. Significant regional achievements have taken place including: the signing of the Declaration on Joint Cooperation and Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations signed by the deputy Ministers of Education and Science in Montenegro and the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia. In addition, the first cross regional peace education exchange took place, organized by the Integration and Development Centre from the Ukraine and the Nansen Dialogue Center Montenegro along with support from the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). The exchange was titled “School with Peace Education Brings Peace to the Society”.