Quick Situations (A version for war veterans)

Exercise description

This exercise unfolds the same way as the Quick Situations exercise but this one is specifically tailored to groups of war veterans.

  1. You get a call from an association of veterans of the Army of Bosnia and Herzegovina to come to the annual commemoration in Srebrenica, with the other members of this group. What do you do?
  2. The association of families of those killed in the Tuzla Colon is inviting you to the commemoration of events that took place in Brčanska Malta. What do you do?
  3. A joint visit is planned to battle sites in Eastern Slavonia. The host association of veterans receives threats from other veterans’ associations and informs you of this the day before the trip. What do you do?
  4. You are planning a gathering of veterans from the region at the hotel Vilina Vlas in Višegrad. Everything is confirmed, but a few days before the gathering is scheduled to begin, you receive credible information from an NGO that during the war the hotel was the site of an organised camp for imprisoning women and that many women were raped there. What do you do?
  5. A political party takes credit for your work and states that this is yet another confirmation of their political programme with the following: “This is proof that the entities should be abolished!” What do you do?
  6. A representative of the families of victim’s association asks for your permission to address veterans who fought for the other side, and who are coming to visit. What do you do?
  7. You are planning a gathering and a press conference. You just learned that one of the guests in your group has just been indicted for war crimes. What do you do?
  8. Together you (veterans from all three sides) visit the memorial site of the HVO and, among other things, see pictures of Tudjman and Pavelic exhibited. What do you do?
  9. During the visit to an atrocity site in a small town, a meeting is planned with local authorities. A guest appearance of the deputy mayor, who just returned from serving a several months long sentence for war crimes, is announced. What do you do?
  10. The association HVIDR from Županja wishes to join the action you are planning, provided that the association of veterans from Serbia excludes the word ‘liberating’ from their name. What do you do?

A review of these situations follows in the plenary.



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15-60 min


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