Open Dialogue: Opportunities and Challenges in Training Future Educators

A Kick-Off Workshop at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with a special focus on the Western Balkans

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin [HU] constantly strives to promote strong cooperation with its European partners in education and research. Supported by the German Academic Exchange Service [DAAD] within the funding line “Dialogue with the Western Balkans” HU currently prepares  a Kick-Off Workshop on the topic “Open Dialogue: Opportunities and Challenges in Training Future Educators” from 27 - 29 November 2019. With this workshop we would like to give the opportunity for interested and motivated scholars and junior researchers to get in touch with their colleagues from HU and elaborate on common topics and possible joint projects. The Kick-Off Workshop serves as a platform for networking, knowledge exchange and as an “idea incubator” for further projects.

In order to ensure an effective and constructive work on relevant issues in the bigger frame of “teacher training” we identified four aspects (working groups) with potential for further cooperation:

1. Didactics of Geography

2. Basic Education in Computer Science

3. Teacher Education for Inclusive Schools

4. English as a medium of instruction

We are delighted to welcome about 40 senior and junior researchers from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, North-Macedonia, Serbia and Slowenia at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. We are looking forward to a vivid discussion and fruitful academic exchange.


The official registration for guests from the Western Balkans is closed. If you would like to join the opening and closing session as an external guest, please send a short registration e-mail with your name and affiliation to until November 25.

Preliminiary programme


This event is kindly sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).


Aleksandra Laski