Teachers as Future Disseminators of Peace, 21-23 October 2016, Belgrade
A three-day seminar titled Teachers as Future Disseminators of Peace took place in Belgrade, October 21st-23rd.The aim of the project was to strengthen relations between AFS organizations in BIH, CRO, SLO and SRB and schools, which would help profile AFS as an educational institution offering opportunities for peace education and intercultural learning. An additional aim was to connect educators from the region and inspire them to both jointly and individually develop exchange programmes in their schools and communities.The participants were 20 teachers (6 from SLO, 5 from CRO, 4 from BIH, 5 from SRB), plus 5 AFS representatives from each country, some of which also had the trainer role. The programme consisted of the following elements: AFS history and peace mission, ICL theory and practice, and organizing student exchanges. Special guests at the training were exchange students and a teacher with a lot of AFS experience at school, which helped bring the training content closer to participants. The seminar was very positively evaluated by teachers who left Belgrade with lots of information on intercultural education as an instrument for peace, and more importantly, ideas and plans for projects which they will implement.