Schools Beyond Regions and Borders

100 years in Sarajevo

Im Rahmen des Projekts “Schools beyond Regions and Borders” nimmt die Klasse 3TS4 an einer Reihe von sehr interessanten Online-Konferenzen in englischer Sprache teil!

We, the class 3TS4 of the Euregio strand of FOS “Marie Curie” Meran, have been participating in the project “Schools Beyond Regions and Borders” (2021-2023) since October 2021. The project was launched in February 2021 with the support of the Region “Trentino – Alto Adige/Südtirol”, the University of Trento, the “Fondazione Bruno Kessler” and other partners. Schools from other parts of Europe such as Germany, Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Ireland are also taking part in the project. The general aim is to promote interaction and mutual understanding among European students and teachers. The main topic this year is respect for minorities. Accordingly, our first lecture was called “100 years in Sarajevo”. Did you know that Bosnia-Herzegovina is divided into two semi-autonomous regions and that there are three main ethnic groups (Bosniaks, Serbs, and Croats) and 17 minorities? Or that they have three different presidents and one of the most complicated systems of government? (We did not know that either!) For these reasons, Bosnia-Herzegovina is a mixed community with each group having unfortunately different aims and ambitions. Recently, headlines like “Bosnia is in danger of breaking up” have alarmed the European community as the prospects for further division and conflict are very real. We are now looking forward to the next seminar which will further explore “The case of Tirol”.