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July 2016

CONFERENCE: "TRAUMA, MEMORY AND HEALING IN
THE BALKANS AND BEYOND" ANNOUNCEMENT

The scars of trauma from the violence of three wars in the last century are deep and overlapping in the Balkan region. From a historical perspective, the experiences of pain and great loss on all sides in these armed conflicts and repressive regimes means that whole communities carry the all-encompassing impact of trauma in their very atomies and psyches, which call out for recognition and healing. This reality, mixed with the instrumentalization of suffering into victimhood, creates a social dynamic lacking the safety and trust conditional for collective healing. Instead, it may lead to future conflict, through the perpetuation of vicious cycles of violence. In order to open a process of recovery, a social environment is needed that positively confirms the authenticity of individual trauma/s as well as the credibility of traumatic group narratives. TPO Foundation and her distinguished partners take up this theme in the Second international conference on the theme of trauma, memory and healing, 12-14 July 2016, held at the Catholic School Center in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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July 2016

BOOK LAUNCH INVITATION: "WE CHILDREN BORN OF OCCUPATION:
STORIES OF OCCUPATION SOLDIERS' SONS AND DAUGHTERS

TPO Foundation Sarajevo is pleased to invite you to the book launch We Children Born of Occupation: Stories of Occupation Soldiers' Sons and Daughters by author Ute Baur – Timmerbrink. This book narrates the stories of children born of occupation who have never reconciled with the unresolved issues of their origin. Twelve selected portraits as well as two theoretical chapters have portrayed the children born of occupation in Germany and Austria after Second World War and presented their lives and enormous yearning for the truth. The book launch speakers are: Ute Baur – Timmerbrink, the book author Dr. Heide Glaesmer, psychologist and psychotherapist Amra Delić, a psychiatrist Monja Šuta – Hibert, the moderator and translator of this very book The promotion will take place at Bošnjački institut (Mula Mustafe Bašeskije 21, Sarajevo) on July 11, 2016 at 19:00 p. m. WELCOME!
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July 2016

THE PREMIERE OF DOCUMENTARY ''FEMALE BOSNIAN MUSLIM
RITES – LEARNING, RECITATION AND TEACHING IN SARAJEVO''

TPO Foundation presented the premiere of the feature-length documentary on Bosnian Muslim women's religious tradition titled "Female Bosnian Muslim Rites-Learning, Recitation and Teaching in Sarajevo" on July 8, 2016 in the Bosniac Institute in Sarajevo. The film was co-authored by Professor Zilka Spahić-Šiljak, PhD, and Professor Catharine Raudvere, PhD, and produced by Copenhagen University on cooperation with the Carlsberg Foundation. It follows the women of Sarajevo's "mevlud" tradition, for example bula Ramiza Šećerović and bula Enisa Meštrovac, with a particular emphasis on the work of hadži Aiša hanuma Fočakovka and Mediha hanuma Silajdžić, who have led the religious rites of mevlud and tevhid for over 40 years and are the only living female members of the Medresa (Islamic college) class of 1948.
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July 2016

Film ANNOUNCEMENT - Female Bosnian Muslim rites:
learning, recitation and teaching in Sarajevo

June 2016

PROMOTION OF UN RESOLUTION 1325: THE FIRST PEACE ACTIVITY WITHIN THE PROJECT ''WOMEN'S ECONOMIC STABILITY FOR PEACEFUL COMMUNITY''


The first peace activity within the project ''Women's Economic Stability for Peaceful Community'' implemented by TPO Foundation was held in Orašje on June 28, 2016 and the purpose was promotion of UN Resolution 1325. The activity was donation of the books to the district primary school ''Fra Ilije Starčevića'' in Kostrč. The peace activity was organised by WA ''Posavski cvijet''.
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June 2016

THE SECOND INTERDISCIPLINARY CLASSROOM: "POLITICIZED MEMORIES: BATTLE FOR THE TERRITORY OF COLLECTIVE MEMORY" - ZagreB


We are pleased to announce the second Interdisciplinary Classroom "Politicized Memories: Battle for the Territory of Collective Memory"
organised by TPO Foundation and the Club of History Students – ISHA from Zagreb. The classrooms are organised within the PILAR programme whose focus is on the affirmation of the interdisciplinary approach in learning and research methods in socio-humanistic disciplines in all shapes of sociability in the area of ex Yugoslavia. The second Interdisciplinary Classroom will be held in Zagreb on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 in the conference hall on the 2nd floor of the library at the Faculty of Philosophy beginning at 11:30.
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June 2016

% TOLERANCE TO VIOLENCE AT SCHOOLS

TPO Foundation and Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton have published the Guide through the Protocol of Conduct in Case of Violence at School for Children/Youth, Parents and Teachersentitled "0% Tolerance to Violence at Schools" and it is the result of their synergistic commitment and action. The very publication is intended primarily for children and youth, parents and teachers and it is the result of need to support already existing mechanisms and legal obligations for which schools of HNC agreed to implement. The guide was promoted on June 15, 2016 within the official Conference on Violence and Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Programme organised by Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of Herzegovina-Neretva Canton (HNC).
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April 2016

FIRST INTERDISCIPLINARY CLASSROOM: "POLITICIZED
MEMORIES-THE BATTLE FOR THE TERRITORY OF COLLECTIVE MEMORY"

The first in the string of three interdisciplinary classrooms entitled "Politicized Memories -The Battle for the Territory of Collective Memory" was held in Zenica (The Museum of Zenica Town) on April 22, 2016. The classrooms are held within the PILAR programme and represent an overture to the international conference "Trauma, Memory and Healing in the Balkans" that will be held in July this year. The classroom was supported by TPO Foundation Sarajevo and organized in cooperation with Department of BCS Language and Literature at the University of Zenica. The panellists were respectable experts in the realm of neuropsychiatry, history, politics, law, religion and culture who tried to find and offer answers together with the students from Serbia, Croatia, Poland and B&H which direction we should take toward better and more tolerant co-existence.
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April 2016

VISIT OF NORWEGIAN DEPUTY HEAD OF MISSION TO ORAŠJE WITHIN THE PROJECT ''ECONOMICAL EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES''


The Deputy Head of Mission (The Royal Norwegian Embassy), Ms. Anne I. M. Havnør paid visit to Orašje on April 18, 2016 within the project ''Economical Empowerment of Women in Local Communities'' implemented by TPO Foundation Sarajevo. Ms. Havnør and TPO Foundation representatives met with the representatives of government in Posavina Canton and representatives of WA ''Posavski cvijet (Flower of Posavina)'' where they talked about the project results and future support of this project participants because gender equality matters to the economical development and prosperity. Exhibition of handicrafts and delicacies that are result of the creativity and diligence of the project participants as well as the visit to the family estates engaged in agriculture and horticulture supported by this project were the parts of this very visit.
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April 2016

THE SECOND ''GLOBAL ETHIC AT SCHOOL'' SEMINAR HELD IN MOSTAR


''Global Ethic at School''
seminar within the project ''Global Ethic at School: Integration of Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina'' for Herzegovina-Neretva canton was held on April 09-10, 2016 in Student hotel in Mostar organized by TPO Foundation Sarajevo. Inclusivity, dialogue and better integration of the global ethic into educational programmes were the key themes of this very seminar.
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April 2016

INTERDISCIPLINARY CLASSROOM ''POLITICIZED MEMORIES''

We are pleased to announce the Interdisciplinary Classroom ''Politicized Memories: Battle for the Territory of Collective Memory'' organized by TPO Foundation Sarajevo and Department of BCS language and literature at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Zenica. The classrooms will be organized in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia during 2016 within the PILAR programme whose focus is on the affirmation of the interdisciplinary approach in learning and research methods in humanistic and social disciplines in all shapes of sociability in the area of ex Yugoslavia. The first classroom in the planned series of classrooms will be held in Zenica on Friday, April 22, 2016 in the Museum of Zenica Town at 11:00.

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April 2016

FIRST ''GLOBAL ETHIC AT SCHOOL'' SEMINAR HELD IN MOSTAR


''Global Ethic at School'' seminar within the project ''Global Ethic at School: Integration of the Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina'' was held on April 02-03, 2016 in Student hotel in Mostar for Herzegovina-Neretva canton. TPO Foundation team Alen Kristić, Monja Šuta-Hibert and Anja Maksić presented the project and its significance for multicultural B&H society.
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March 2016

THE SECOND "GLOBAL ETHIC AT SCHOOL" SEMINAR HELD IN ZENICA

The second ''Global Ethic at School'' seminar within the project ''Global Ethic at School: Integration of the Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina'' was held on March 19-20, 2016 for Zenica-Doboj canton in Zenica (hotel ''Zenica''). The new group of teachers had an opportunity to learn about global ethic and methods of creation of teaching units in various subjects of social and humanistic sciences from the lecturers Alen Kristić, Monja Šuta – Hibert and Anja Maksić.
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March 2016

''NIRA'' WORKSHOP IN THE COMPANY OF STUDENTS FROM THE THIRD GYMNASIUM SARAJEVO

"Nira" workshop was held on March 16, 2016 in the premises of TPO Foundation Sarajevo within the cooperation of TPO Foundation and secondary schools of Sarajevo Canton. This cooperation has begun within the initiation of ETOS Initiative which is a result of long term efforts by TPO Foundation team to open inclusive and available space for dialogue, critical thinking and information exchange related to the problem of local and global community. TPO Foundation programme director Zilka Spahć- Šiljak welcomed students and Monja Šuta-Hibert held the workshop. The focus of the work was directed towards the areas of youth activism and use of the comic books for the sake of education.
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March 2016

"GLOBAL ETHIC AT SCHOOL" SEMINAR HELD IN ZENICA


''Global Ethic at School'' seminar within the project ''Global Ethic at School: Integration of Global Ethic into Educational Structures and Processes in Bosnia and Herzegovina'' was held on March 12 and 13, 2016 in Zenica (hotel ''Zenica'') for Zenica-Doboj Canton. The TPO Foundation professional team from Sarajevo-Alen Kristić, Monja Šuta-Hibert and Anja Maksić presented the project of global ethic to the teachers and its importance in promotion and living of universal values and worked on the demonstration of two sets of classes.
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March 2016

WHY FEMINISM? – by PORTAL taČno.net

March 2016

SEMINAR: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY – WHY FEMINISM?


March 06, 2016. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, the Youth Forum Mostar in cooperation with TPO Foundation - Sarajevo organized a one-day seminar themed: “Why Feminism?” and assistant professors Zilka Spahić-Šiljak and Zlatiborka Popov-Momčinović were lecturers. The seminar hosts were Nikola Vučić and Marko Vrljak who gathered young people from Mostar and students from Universities of Mostar.
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February 2016

"WOMEN FOR PEACE AND STABILITY IN LOCAL COMMUNITIES:
PROJECT PROPOSALS WITHIN UNSCR 1325"

On February 19, 2016 in Orašje the workshop “Women for Peace and Stability in Local Communities: Project Proposals within UNSCR 1325” within the project “Economic Stability of Women as Contribution to Peace building in Community”. The participants were women from three northern B&H municipalities: Orašje, Domaljevac Šamac and Donji Žabari. The workshop was opened by Zilka Spahić-Šiljak, TPO Foundation programme director with the presentation on making projects with the purpose of peace prosperity in the community. >> MORE

February 2016

Interdisciplinary Classroom ''POLITICIZED MEMORIES: BATTLE FOR THE
COLLECTIVE MEMORY TERRITORY''

TPO Foundation and University of Zenica are planning to hold Interdisciplinary Classrooms in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia in 2016 within the framework of PILAR Programme whose focus is on the affirmation of the interdisciplinary approach in learning and research methods in social and humanistic disciplines in all forms of sociability in the area of former Yugoslavia. The objective of such approach is the building of public good that has been devastated systematically for over 20 years. In order to use human capital and resources in a better manner, particularly the one of young people, it is essential to provide quality knowledge, skills and competences that enable people to improve their own lives and public good through social inclusion of all population categories. An important step in that process is to abolish a fake division between academia and social community and to ensure equal approach to education for all. In this kind of approach, we assemble all existing platforms and initiatives that are interested for team work on public goods through the following programme themes: politics of memory and building of social solidarity, research of trauma in everyday life, cultural production and trauma testimony. >> MORE