European WB: Interview with Nedim Hogić

The portal European Western Balkans conducted an interview with Nedim Hogić, political analyst from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

EWB: Usually it can be heard that Bosnia and Herzegovina has to make progress in reforms and become a more functional state in order to achieve opening accession negotiations. How do you see the way in which Bosnia and Herzegovina is becoming a more functional state? Read more

BIH: Platform for Peace

Bishop of Eparchy of Zahumlje, Herzegovina and the Littoral, Grigorije Durić ,signed in Trebinje the Platform for Peace on behalf of the Interreligious Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina, i.e. on behalf of all religious communities and churches in BiH, as well as his eparchy, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) said. Read more

EU Strategy for the Western Balkans

The Commission adopted today a strategy for ‘A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans’.

As President Juncker announced in his 2017 State of the Union address, the Commission adopted today a strategy for ‘A credible enlargement perspective for and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans’, confirming the European future of the region as a geostrategic investment in a stable, strong and united Europe based on common values. It spells out the priorities and areas of joint reinforced cooperation, addressing the specific challenges the Western Balkans face, in particular the need for fundamental reforms and good neighbourly relations. A credible enlargement perspective requires sustained efforts and irreversible reforms. Progress along the European path is an objective and merit-based process which depends on the concrete results achieved by each individual country. Read more

Natasa Kandic Nominated for Nobel Prize

Two US Congressmen nominated human rights campaigner Natasa Kandic and Serbia’s Humanitarian Law Centre, which documents violations committed during the Yugoslav wars, for the prestigious prize.

US Senator Roger Wicker and Representative Eliot Engel on Wednesday nominated Serbian human rights activist Natasa Kandic and the Belgrade-based Humanitarian Law Centre NGO for the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Read more

INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY

January 27 is designated by the United Nations General Assembly as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Since 2005, the UN and its member states have held commemoration ceremonies to mark the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism. Read more

Five Cornerstones of Peacebuilding

The Peace Alliance specifically prioritizes the following areas:

Empowering Community Peacebuilding: community_peacebuildingSupporting comprehensive activities and strategies in communities working to address such challenges as crime, violence, and gangs. Effective programs may include hands-on street outreach and intervention, mental health services, out-of-school programs, police/community relations, and arts-based practices. Read more

#RingYourGranny for Marriage Equality

Young people in Ireland are being urged to ring their grandparents – to encourage them to vote for same-sex marriage.

The Republic of Ireland is set to vote on proposals to introduce civil same-sex marriage on May 22, just over two months away.
Amid fears that the proposal attracts less support from the elderly – who are more likely to turn out to vote – enterprising students at Trinity College have come up with a novel way to mobilise the demographic. Read more

Meet Youth in Peace!

It is important to us is that young people in the Balkans are aware of their options and opportunity!
Meet Youth in Peace!

Who are you?

YUPEACE: On this question we respond with some answers! We are a group of young people who united in peace motivate young people from all parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatian to make positive changes in their lives, communities, countries. Also, we have partners coming from three different countries, from five similar and different cities and from the same number of non-governmental organizations. Networked we have for our better now. Read more

Workshop in Pristina

In the frame of Divided Past-Joint Future project in Pristina (Kosovo) was organized a three day training 20-23 December for 14 facilitators coming from WB countries and Turkey.

The aim of the training was to increase competences of facilitators to run National social innovation lab workshops as well to explore innovative approach in peacebuilding in the WB and Turkey. Read more