Be the Change

The project aims to increase capacity building of 10 partner organizations, and involve of 55 youth workers in citizenship education in order to contribute to a working civil society across the national borders in Europe.

The general theme of the project is focused on Citizenship in general, European citizenship in particular and other concepts which associated it. Four dimension of citizenship will be in focus of working agenda, concepts such as intercultural dialogue, migration, rights and responsibilities, cultural identity and how each of the above concepts is translated in concrete activities with young people. Read more

Capacity Building in Bitola

In the frame of the Divided Past-Joint Future, YCC Bitola hosted the training for partner organisations aimed about usage of a new tool for advocacy and non-formal education of cross-sectoral approach for peace and reconciliation. Participants had opportunity to explore the concept of social innovations and to see its reflection in the project design and its place in project activities. Read more

Mediterranean Dialogues 2018

The Mediterranean Sea has often been depicted as the cradle of world civilisations. The sea is known in English and the Romance languages as the sea “between the lands”, but historically the Mediterranean Sea has gone by many names. The Romans have called it Mare Nostrum (Our Sea); in Arabic and Turkish the sea is often referred to as the White Sea (al-Bahr al-Abyad and Akdeniz, respectively); in Hebrew, it is called Yam Gadol (Great Sea), and in German Mittelmeer (Middle Sea).Since Antiquity, the Mediterranean Basin has been the centre for the three monotheisms, flourishing civilisations, migrations, the development of cultural, scientific and economic exchanges, but also for the intersections of wars. Today, unfortunately, the Mediterranean Basin is the theatre of a humanitarian crisis that has challenged the collective leadership around the sea. Read more

Boot camp for young leaders III

Helsinki Citizens’ Assembly Banja Luka is organizing the third “Boot camp III for young leaders” that will be held from 28th November to 3rd December 2017 in ethno village “Kotromanićevo“ near Doboj.

The camp includes workshops on leadership, communication, peace-building, stereotypes and prejudices. Within the project will be organized photography workshops and after the camp is planned photography exhibition regarding sustainable peace that will be held in the camp participants’ municipalities. We seek for participants aged16-19 from the local municipalities: Doboj, Doboj Istok, Doboj Jug, Maglaj, Usora, Modriča, Gradačac, Šamac, Domaljevac, Odžak. Read more

Going beyond pride and pain in Albania

Third regional EUROCLIO summer school ”Going beyong pride and pain? – History that connects the Balkans” is held in Albania, 18 – 23. July, in a natural ambient of the national park Llogara, near Valona. The summer school was organized by EUROCLIO (in cooperation with ALBNA, Association of Historians in Albania), with support of CDRSEE and Anne Frank Museum. Eighty participants from the entire region and Europe, including Divided Past – Joint Future team, attended the various presentations and had the opportunity to deepen their knowledge through workshops, discussions, visits and lecturing. Read more

School of Different Memories BiH 2017

Youth Initiative for Human Rights Bosnia and Herzegovina together with ZFD Forum, CCFD-Terre Solidaire and European Commission is organizing first regional School of Different Memories in eastern Bosnia – Gornje Podrinje from July 26 until July 30 2017.

School of different memories is a summer educational programme based on study visit and aimed to exchanging experiences of local community, human rights activists, representatives of religious communities, historians, victims and witnesses about reconciliation process and dealing with the past. Programme is based on visiting places where war crimes happened in WWII and in a last Bosnian war 1991 – 1995 and connecting experiences of communities from broader area of one region. Since 2016, this school has a regional character, so participants from Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro will join us, too. Read more

Business, Conflict & Human Rights 2017

It’s my pleasure to draw your attention to the Business, Conflict & Human Rights Course 2017  organized by swisspeace and Safestainable in collaboration with the University of Basel from ThursdaySaturday, 23-25 November 2017.

This course is designed for professionals from business, civil society and governmental institutions. It sheds light on the roles and strategies of companies, governments, international organizations and civil society in promoting responsible business practices in fragile and conflict-affected contexts: Read more

The Human Rights Youth Forum – Tirana

The World Youth Wave, CSO, Belgrade is opening a call for applications for participation in the very first Human Rights Youth Forum to be held in Tirana, August 13th-15th 2017. This project is financed by the OSCE Mission to Serbia.

About the Human Rights Youth Forum 2017 (#HRYF17):
#HRYF17 is organized by the World Youth Wave, CSO in partnership with the Union of Secondary Students of Serbia, the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, the European Youth Association from Albania and Mjaft! Movement from Albania. The project is organized within the framework of the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s project: Enhancing regional connectivity among Serbian and Albanian youth actors. The main objective of #HRYF17 is to educate up to 40 participants in the area of human rights protection and enable them to develop inter-personal skills in several fields: argumentation, reaching consensus, public speaking, problem analysis, problem solving, research methods, as well as the intercultural and interreligious dialogue and working in a multicultural environment. Moreover, the participants are expected to become multipliers in their local setting by sharing gained knowledge, experience and skills through peer-to-peer education and follow-up activities. Read more

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