The wars in Former Yugoslavia continue in the classroom

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According to the Education Act, schools in the ethnically divided Bosnia and Herzegovina must teach students "democratic ideals in a multicultural society." But according to new research from the University of Copenhagen, the opposite happens: Segregated schools perpetuate ethnic divisions between Croats, Serbs and Bosniaks, making reconciliation after the 1992-1995 wars extremely difficult.
Period9 Feb 2021
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • schools, courses and institutions
  • ethnicity
  • education
  • democracy
  • children and youth