At the "State of Peace" Youth Academy, young people from Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina discussed religious differences, concluding that we must accept and understand differences in society in order to build a more peaceful and tolerant society together.
Participants of the "State of Peace" Youth Academy, organized by the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the Post-Conflict Research Center, discussed the lessons and the legacy of the Holocaust in the region, and how these lessons can be used to prevent conflict and strengthen the reconciliation process.
A state of peace is not only the absence of war but a full understanding and tolerance of others as well as the realization of human rights without discrimination. This is one of the messages from the meeting of representatives of the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina (EU BiH) and participants of the State of Peace Youth Academy, which was held at the headquarters of the Delegation of the EU BiH in Sarajevo.
At the first 'State of Peace' Youth Academy, organized by the European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina in cooperation with the Post-Conflict Research Center, 50 young people from the Western Balkans will learn about peace and democracy through cultural and artistic events, as well as educational workshops. Scheduled to take place from August 18 – 31, the program will encompass activities in Tuzla, Brčko, Sarajevo, and Vitez.
Jelena Križanac from Krčevin, in Vitez Municipality, is described by her fellow citizens as a hero. During the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992-1995), she saved many lives, displaying wisdom and bravery, without any regard to ethnic or religious differences. Although she has passed away, her children carry on her legacy of helping those in need.
The European Union in Bosnia and Herzegovina, in partnership with the Post-Conflict Research Center is conveying the first 'State of Peace' Youth Academy from August 18 – 31 in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Young people from across the Western Balkan region will take part in a cross-country program with 15 + activities in 4 locations, travel across the country and enjoy their summer break in Bosnia!