TACSO People2People is supporting the organization by EUROCLIO, in partnership with Anne Frank House and Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in South East Europe, of “Going Beyond Pride and Pain?”, the 3rd annual regional “History that Connects the Balkans” Summer School on 18-23 July 2017 in Albania.
During a couple of weeks ago a conversation in Belgrade was held regarding the opening of Mixer House in Sarajevo and partnership with the Youth Employment Project, supported by the Swiss Government. Mixer House Belgrade consists of 1000 square meters of abandoned garage space transformed into space for culture, education and business activities.
In one divided city four young people were brought together by music.
Rock music introduced young people from Mitrovica with their peers from ”the other side”, but in the same time they had met ”the same side” of their home city.
Since the Kosovo war in 1999 Mitrovica has been divided on southern, mostly Albanian part and northern, mostly Serbian part. The city has been recently administratively divided on South and North Mitrovica. People who live there live their lives separately from each others.
The ICPCT 2017: 19th International Conference on Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Peacebuilding and Conflict Transformation.
During a public speech named ”My story:PRO-Budućnost” and held in Novi Grad municipality by victims of war and former camp prisoners , Andjelko Kvesic from Busovača stated: ”The forginevess must be a part of qualititative building of better future”. Goran Dragojević from Prijedor and Edisa Šehić from Maglaj shared their stories with citizens who attend this gathering.
Students of Sixth elementary school in Mostar are jointly paying visit to religious institutions in order to learn about coexistence and religion of their friends from school.
”Visiting mosques and churches has taught me that our differences should not be a source of separation but connection. I have learned that we all need to play and hang around together”, said eleven year old Džana after visiting orthodox and catholic church and a mosque.
The Swiss Helsinki Committee and its project partners1 are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Summer School “Challenge History” which will take place from 16 to 21 July 2017 in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. We are inviting open-minded students in the third grade of High Schools from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Kosovo2 to apply for the Summer School. The six-day event will enable its participants:
Volunteers and friends of Konjic region together with OKO volunteers (Organization of creative gathering) planted 50 maple seedlings which formed an alley of friendship. This act from last week gave a permanent characteristic to more beautiful look of the city and sent a message of working on common goals in future.
Zagreb, March 23 2017
REKOM Coalition (Regional commission for determining facts about war crimes and other severe violations of human rights committed on the territory of former Yugoslavia) expressed concerns about blockade of dealing with the past process made by decision makers.
Program ‘’Constructive use of veteran experience – Kuvi’’ is conducted in cooperation with Center for war trauma from Novi Sad. Basic idea of this program is to offer approaches and models for quality use of war experience for common good and sustainable peace building in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Models which are combined of experience and knowledge as a result of previous work offer new ways of work and different approaches regarding specific target groups. This one particularly is based upon opening of the dialogue between veterans and young people.