How to engage youths in peacebuilding

Today, more than 1.5 billion people live in countries affected by fragility and conflict — a majority of which is under the age of 30.

These numbers alone justify the inclusion and consideration of youths in policymaking and planning. But in practice, the meaningful participation of young people in peace building has been hindered by discourses that overwhelmingly depict youths as victims or villains. Read more

Regional Programme on Local Democracy

The Regional Programme on Local Democracy in the Western Balkans (ReLOaD) is financed by the European Union (EU) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). ReLOaD builds on the good practices of the Reinforcement of Local Democracy (LOD) project, another initiative financed by EU, which also represents the replication model in Western Balkans. Read more

Summer school of Peace 

Summer school of Peace is a longlasting project of Youth for Peace organization, in partnership with Caritas Italiana, Caritas Vittorio Veneto and Caritas Banjaluka.

Summer school is a 10 days long gatherning od young people aged 18-25 coming from Veneto region (Italy) and young people coming from Bosnia and Herzegovina. The school represents a mixture of educational contents, voluntary actions and educative-touristic visits to the places and cities of Banjaluka region, as well as to capital of BiH, Sarajevo. Read more

Global Peace 2019 Conference

ICGP 2019

International Conference on Global Peace 2019

San Francisco, California, United States of America 28 – 29 June, 2019

  • One regular registration can cover a paper within SIX pages, including all figures, tables, and references for one main author of the paper.
  • One regular registration covers only one author. Co-authors SHOULD also register in-order to display their name in the conference proceedings.
  • All the registration fees quoted above are excluding the Taxes (20%).
  • Additional fees for the co-authors of the paper as applicable during the registration.
  • Discounts available for the registration of the subsequent papers in the same conference. Contact us for the discount code.
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    Conflict prevention and resolution

    The OSCE works to prevent conflicts from arising and to facilitate lasting comprehensive political settlements of existing conflicts. It also promotes peacebuilding and post-conflict rehabilitation. To that end, it works with all relevant actors, including partnering international and regional organizations, such as the United Nations. The OSCE is a key instrument for early warning, conflict prevention and resolution, crisis management and post-conflict rehabilitation, also called the “conflict cycle.”

    The Organization’s main tools to address this cycle include its network of field operations and the Conflict Prevention Centre (CPC). The CPC acts, for example, as an OSCE-wide early warning focal point, facilitates dialogue, supports mediation and other conflict prevention and resolution efforts. Read more

    EU Scheme for Young Professionals in WB

    The European Commission and the British Council announce the forthcoming opening of the Call for applications to the EU-funded “EU Scheme for Young Professionals in the Western Balkans – Round III (YPS 2018)”, the action implementing two training programmes at EU academic institutions and a regional exchange component for early career civil servants from the six countries of the Western Balkans (Bosnia & Herzegovina, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo*, Serbia and Albania). Read more

    Cyber/ICT Security

    he OSCE plays an important role in enhancing cyber/ICT (Information Communication Technologies) security, in particular by reducing the risks of conflict between states stemming from the use of ICTs. A key concern in this respect is to operationalize pertinent UN guidance by Groups of Governmental Experts on the regional level.

    Many states are investing in offensive and defensive ICT capabilities, adding a complex dimension to interstate relations. Such capabilities can range from reconnaissance and information operations, to the disruption of critical networks and services or control and command abilities. Read more