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“.
CAT – Citizens Against Terorism is a joint iniciative of students from Bosnia and Herzegovina emerged as a part of global and digital peer challenge for fighting against extremism (https://edventurepartners.com/peer-to-peer-facebook-global-digital-challenge/).
Memorial of Rivesaltes Camp (France), in cooperation with Buchenwald Memorial (Germany), Foundation Fossoli (Italy), Museum-Memorial of Exile La Jonquera (Spain) and Les Territoires de Mémoire (Belgium) are organizing an European Youth Encounter “Memory and commitment” at the Memorial of Rivesaltes Camp (France) from June 28th to July 5th, 2017. Partner organization in Bosnia and Herzegovina is the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in BiH (YIHR BiH).
Aleksandra Jelić is a theater director and the founder of ApsArt Center for theater investigation. Twelve years ago she came to the idea of bringing theater work into prisons: „I believed that, even in such an obscure place of suppressed liberties, it was possible to actualize oneself and that theater is one of the possible means for that“. From then on she has been working with numerous social groups and many institutions, bringing the possibility of theatrical creativity with her.
The Vienna Photographic Society awards talented photographs in 2017. The aim of The Alfred Fried Photography Award is presenting people’s efforts in order to coexist, while searching for beauty.
The winners shall be those who manage to show the future of the world lies in a peaceful coexistence.
Conference Aims and Objectives
The ICPSD 2017: 19th International Conference on Peacebuilding Studies and Development 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 Studies and Development. 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 Studies and Development.
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.