Stages of the Project

A retrospective look at five years with the Sarajevo project: from conception to implementation and completion

2003: Project inquiry, groundwork and initiation

Inquiry to HOG by the Bosnian Society for Homeopathy with a request for a project for basic homeopathic training and training of trainers  (ToT) including supervision training.

Summer 2003:  Mrs. Elisabeth von Wedel searches for interested HOG members via an e-mail announcement in order to create a project group in Sarajevo.

Nov. 2003: HOG meeting of all members: First meeting of the project group. Planning begins  concerning content and personnel needs for implementation. At the same time, the ToT-group is formed in Sarajevo.

Dec. 2003: First training weekend in Sarajevo: Introduction, project overview.

2004 Project development: The project group - consisting of 7-8 homeopaths occasionally helped by other colleagues - is still in the exploration stage over the course of the year.

HOG guest teachers go alone on 10 teaching trips for 4 days at first, then we change to a team of two teachers. Thus, newcomers to the project and perhaps those persons not so experienced with training can be well integrated.

From Sept. 2004 onwards: start of the teaching practice in addition to the core lessons of the weekend. In total: 4 days of lectures for basic training + 2 days of planning, training and reflection with the ToT group.


2005: Intensive stage of the teacher training

Until summer, 2 HOG teachers completed 6 teaching trips as described above.

From summer 2005 onwards, the leader of the training project (Rosemarie Kaiser) is in Sarajevo for 4 months, undertakes the planning and execution of the training and of the teaching practice, in collaboration with the Bosnian teacher group.

Besides the “normal” training – 6 days per month – the following activities are therefore possible in addition:

The training of the teacher group can take place more intensively:

Oct. 08: 1 week of intensive training in Montenegro: methodology and didactics of the homeopathic training, planning of the lessons, etc.

Start of the supervision training: regular weekly sessions until the end of 2008.

In December 08, another HOG teacher is present for one week.


2006: Conclusion of the basic training and exam. End of the intensive stage for the trainers/supervisors.

From March to July, Mrs. Rosemarie Kaiser is again in Sarajevo and can continue the trainings with the ToT group, prepare the summer school with the training group, and help out with the basic training. Twice during that period a person of HOG comes to help.

One week summer school in May 2006 on the Croatian coast, where some of the future homeopathic teachers show the professional level that they have reached by presenting remedies from the animal kingdom.

Report about the summer school 

June 2006: Second round of the preparing for the exams for the teachers in Sarajevo.

September 2006: basic training examination: evaluation of the cases handed in by the students, written test.

From September up to the end of 2006, 2 HOG teachers go again regularly to Sarajevo for one week.

November 2006: All 10 future homeopathic teachers undergo an additional exam consisting of a case presentation with review by the group.

In 2006, there were ten session for basic training, including the week during the summer school.


2007: Conclusion of the supervision training, project evaluation, end of the project

One week of intensive training in June as “dress-rehearsal”: 8 future teachers supervise a session with two HOG teachers present to “supervise the supervision”. The group continues practising until November until the final exam consisting of an individual supervision of a session.

We successfully conclude a 5-year-project with the distribution of the diplomas.

Spring and autumn 2007: project evaluation during the HOG meetings in Germany.


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The Winter Olympics 1984 took place in Sarajevo as well as in the mountains of its region.

Since 1992, Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Its declaration of independence of Yugoslavia led to the war of Bosnia, in which Sarajevo was a hard-fought city.

The city of Sarajevo has a population of 304.000 and approx. 500.000 people live in the metropolitan area of Sarajevo. Therefore, Sarajevo is the city in this country with the most population.

During the war in Bosnia, Sarajevo was divided into one of the Bosnian and Herzegovina government controlled Bosnia-Croatian part and into one of the Republic of Serbian Krajina controlled Serbian part which shelled each other. The part controlled by the government troops (the city centre and the old town also belong to it) was beleaguered for exactly 1425 days.

The siege began on 5th April 1992 and is the longest siege in the history of the city. The core of Sarajevo was completely surrounded. Due to this siege and battles, 10,615 people from all ethnic groups including 1,601 children were killed according to the government of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Approx. 50,000 people were partly seriously injured by shells, mines or marksmen.

More background to the war in Bosnia, you will find in our book-documentation about the project in Mostar.