Final ICTY Legacy Conference

Members of Divided Past-Joint Future project team participated in final ICTY Legacy Conference which took place in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, from 22 to 24 June 2017.

Through presence on panel discussions and lectures we had a chance to learn more about the very institution of The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), its work, solved and importance of ICTY, stressing its importance for victims of war. Hocking explained how the Tribunal’s legacy will live on through efforts inside and outside courtrooms in the region and across the world. Read more

Stop the Hate Speech

Are you interested in freedom of speech and its boundaries? Do you think hate speech has no place in public sphere and you believe in importance of tolerance towards societal and cultural other? Are you active in the field of youth work and activism and you are interested in working as youth trainer? Read more

Call for Participants

16-24 September 2017 | Mali Iđoš, Vojvodina, Serbia

The training course “Quality interfaith and interreligious dialogue and acceptance through our youth work” will be held in Mali Iđoš, Vojvodina, Serbia, 16-24. September 2017.

Aim of this training course is to promote interreligious dialogues and encounters in our youth work, through retrospective view of current refugee crises and islamophobia that is root of many xenophobic outbursts towards refugees, immigrants and asylum seekers. Read more

Volunteer at the Via Dinarica Camp

The association Via Dinarica is organizing a volunteering camp in the period from June, 24 until July, 02 2017. Place of the meeting is a mountain lodge Bijele vode, on Bjelasnica. Arrival is planned for June 23 2017. late in the afternoon.

Participants are responsible for the costs of transportation to the mountain home, while the trip between locations is covered by the organizers. Food and lodging are also provided. In the end participants will get a nice presents. Read more

Choose dialogue over empty monologues

My name is Ana Mullanji, a youth worker from Tirana, Albania, founder and director of Beyond Barriers Association working with youngsters since 2014. I remember my first visit to a Balkan country, in Serbia, when I was selected to attend a training course for trainers organized by European Youth Foundation. It was the first steps of my career so I felt lucky and privileged to be selected to attend such activity. Different to nowadays, during that period the possibilities for participating in such activities were limited and the visa regime travel in the Balkan countries was making the process even more complicated for Albanian citizens.  The idea to participate in that activity flattered me and without thinking twice I started the procedures for my visa. I was so happy for this opportunity that I wanted to share the news with all my friends. Read more

Support Young People from the Region

Youth Initiative for Human Rights welcomes the placing of the Bill on Ratification of the Agreement on the Establishment of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office, on the agenda for discussion in the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

We believe that this agreement is of particular importance for all young people in the Western Balkans, especially at a time when political tensions are at the highest level. In the light of the meeting of foreign ministers of the countries of the Western Balkans in Italy and the working dinner of Prime Ministers in Brussels on the same day, we believe that dialogue is the only mechanism for resolving regional problems. Read more

Nothing New in the Region of South East

In the lack of expertise offered by political analysts and sociologists, you might think – what qualifies me to write about reconciliation and coexistence in this region? I can point out two references – a citizen of Serbia and a civil sector activist. Furthermore, I won’t mention any legal regulations, strategies or signed documents, nor will I offer an expert analysis of the current social ambience with reference to the events of the last decade of 20th century and from the start of new millennia in the Western Balkans. This is a personal point of view and therefore some readers may conclude that this is an „abstract scribbling“. Read more