Strengthening the role and recognition of civil society organizations in the peace and reconciliation process in the Western Balkans and Turkey
2016 – 2019
2016 – 2019
Within the last years, the number of conflicts in the Western Balkan and Turkey – often with an ethnic or religious background – is on the rise again. In contrast, the topics peace and reconciliation markedly lost in popularity. This is where the project „Divided Past – Joint Future“ sets in.
IZ is a member of a consortium of 18 organisations which, under the leadership of Youth Communication Centre Banja Luka, try to strengthen the role and recognition of civil society organisations in the peace and reconciliation process. Apart from research on and broadening of these capacities, models for intersectoral cooperation of civil society, citizens, administration and commerce are being developed within so-called “Social Innovation Labs”. The project is promoted by the EU Civil Society Facility.
Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Netherlands, Austria, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey
EU Civil Society Facility