As youth are the leading force of progress and change in the Western Balkans and across the globe, the majority of our educational programs and peacebuilding initiatives are geared toward young people. We recognize the important role the next generation has to play in the ongoing process of reconciliation and the prevention of future conflicts.
Our programs further the values of justice, peace, cross-cultural understanding, and reconciliation amongst today’s youth who will shape the historical narratives of tomorrow. Working both locally and regionally, we carry out our youth-focused peace education initiatives with the goal of making sustainable peace a practical reality for young people and society as a whole. We are committed to engaging Balkan youth in programs that promote personal and intellectual growth through deepened understandings of division, conflict, conciliation and pluralism. Our educational programs build on the dissemination of historical memory and dialogue to prevent, mitigate, and transform conflict and post-conflict environments stemming from ethnic, religious and political identities.