Summer School Kickoff

2016 Cres Summer School cohort.

The 2016 Cres Summer School on Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory was kicked off by the city’s Vice Mayor, Jadranka Blatt, the Frane Petrić School Principal, Josip Pope and the program’s organizers, welcoming almost two dozens of international students hailing from across Europe, the United States and Eastern Europe. The Summer School’s themes are timely and crucial, echoing many of the current political issues in today’s world, including the political reshuffling in Croatia with upcoming elections later this fall and a relentless stream of migrants who flee violence and destruction in their home countries, such as Syria and Iraq. For almost two weeks, the Summer School will offer participants an opportunity to address and discuss themes ranging from human rights, war crimes trials, cultural memory and social movements, against the backdrop of contemporary case studies and high-caliber international scholars, practitioners and experts. In its fourth year, the Summer School is off to a great start providing an enriching educational experience in a conducive learning environment.