Call for participation in the public competition

Centre for Civic Education (CCE) is announcing an 

for participation in the competition for


The subject of the competition is a work that provides an example of good practice on the topic of Responsible education through classes about the 90s. The work must be applicable in teaching and harmonized with the objectives of the class, with the accompanying positive effect on the process of teaching and learning.

The competition is open to all primary and secondary school teachers from the territory of Montenegro who teach history, civic education and subjects from the group of social sciences and humanities.

Submission requirements:

  • Topics cover various spheres of social, political, economic, cultural and other events in Montenegro and/or the region of former Yugoslavia, connecting it to war events and mass human rights violations during the war in the former Yugoslavia 1991-2001;
  • The work should contain an overview of one teaching unit (preparation or scenario of the class) from the mentioned areas;
  • The presented teaching unit must be harmonized with the valid curriculum and implemented during one, and at most two school hours;
  • The work can be authored by one or a group of teachers if it is an interdisciplinary application;
  • One teacher can submit up to three works individually or as a team member. Works that have already participated in one of the competitions for teachers will not be considered.

The work must contain:

  • defined class goals;
  • student achievement outcomes;
  • methods, techniques and forms of work;
  • the teaching topic within which the given unit is processed;
  • the age for which the workshop is intended (primary or secondary school class);
  • along with the presented course of the teaching unit and realized activities, a list of used literature, sources, multimedia educational material in digital form (photographs, audio and video recordings, films, etc.) should be attached in the form of links.

Note: the materials used may be the work of other authors, provided that this does not infringe copyright. If the material is the work of another author, the name of the author and the source from which it was taken must be clearly stated.

The presentation of the teaching unit and the presentation of the implemented activities should be in electronic form (MS Word), and the size of the document should not exceed 15 MB.

The text of the works should be submitted via the application form, which you can download here.

Materials that are not submitted on the application form and in compliance with the rules of the competition will not be considered.

Evaluation of works

The Evaluation Committee consists of the editorial team of the CCE and HIPMONT and the selection and ranking of works are based on the following criteria:

  • an example of good practice in using innovative teaching methods and forms of work;
  • use of scientifically and judicially established facts where applicable;
  • feasibility of basic didactic principles of teaching;
  • application of multiperspectivity methods in teaching;
  • developing students’ critical thinking;
  • raising awareness and developing dialogue on the common past to achieve reconciliation;
  • strengthening teachers’ competencies on how to teach controversial and sensitive topics in history teaching.

A total of 15 works will be selected from the competition, which will be published in the Montenegrin language.

Selected authors will have the opportunity to present their workshop at a national seminar that will be held in late January 2022. A prize of 150 EUR per selected work/workshop is planned. If there are several authors of the work/workshop, they share the prize equally.

The deadline for submitting works is 10 December 2021.

Applications are sent by e-mail to with the subject: Responsible education through teaching about the 90s – application for the competition.

The results of the competition will be published on the website of the CCE and HIPMONT and the authors will be directly informed.

The competition is part of the activities of the project “Teaching Controversial History for Responsible Education”, conducted by the CCE, supported by the Regional War Crimes Project (RWC), which is implemented by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) with the support of the UK Government.