PCRC is dedicated to restoring a culture of peace and preventing violent conflict in the Western Balkans by creating, implementing and supporting unconventional and innovative approaches to peace education, post-conflict research, human rights and transitional justice.
We strive for a society where people no longer perceive diversity as a source of conflict, but as the basis for prosperity. We are committed to establishing an environment where human rights are respected and the principles of transparency, accountability and the rule of law are upheld to support a healthy democracy.
PCRC’s overall strategy encompasses 6 core areas of operation:
Human Rights and Transitional Justice
Our work in this arena focuses on education, historical remembrance, historical analysis, and truth seeking. PCRC’s work in creating and implementing processes of remembrance and memorialization are done in cooperation with leading organizations in the field.
Creative Multimedia & the Arts
The development and production of multimedia materials, tools and platforms aimed to inspire social activism towards positive change, educate viewers about underreported issues, advocate for the underrepresented, and foster tolerance and mutual understanding among divided citizens and youth.
The creation and implementation of educational programs and curriculum designed around cutting-edge research and best practices in the fields of intercultural dialogue and cooperation, intergroup contact, reconciliation, youth activism and empowerment, and pro-social behavior psychology.
Preventing Genocide, Mass Atrocity & Violent Extremism
The provision of prevention-based education and training to civil society actors across the Western Balkans and the strengthening of policies and practices for the prevention of genocide and other mass atrocities. This area of operation also includes the implementation of interventions that focus on addressing sexual violence and impunity for perpetrators.
Our extensive knowledge of the social, cultural, and political landscape in Bosnia and Herzegovina and across the Western Balkans, as well as our vast network of partners make us uniquely equipped to provide on-the-ground expertise to organizations from around the world.
The creation and implementation of methodologies for the collection, analysis and dissemination of rescue and survivor narratives and testimonials, the design and guidance of youth-driven community research, the development of methods for evaluating artistic approaches to peacebuilding, and the coordination and facilitation of international research initiatives and products.