The program “From Conflict to Reconciliation – Stories of Young People from Serbia and Kosovo” will give an opportunity to its participants to work with peers from Serbia/Kosovo and to share experiences, perspectives and narratives they grew up with, and ones they are still fighting against in their own communities.

Being that the relationship between Kosovo and Serbia is something we encounter daily in the media, and that we are constantly introduced to the negative stereotypes of the “Other” in the public discourse, regional cooperation and dialogue between young people from Serbia and Kosovo are much needed in order to achieve peace. 

This program is for young people, aged 18-30, from Serbia and Kosovo, and will be held in Belgrade, from October 27th to November 2nd 2023. During those seven days, the participants will have the opportunity to learn more about storytelling, peace-building, as well as the concept of interculturalism. Furthermore, participants will have the opportunity to improve their skills that will assist them in presenting their ideas. Through intercultural dialogue, this program aims to empower young people to take a more active role in the reconciliation process and dealing with the past, as well as creating a safe space for participants where they can work together towards peace together. 

To participate in this program, you can apply through this link

Applications are open until October 13. Chosen applicants will be informed of their selection no later than October 17. Working language is English. 

Travel costs, accommodation for participants not living in Belgrade, as well as food for all participants will be covered by the organizers.

If you have any additional questions regarding the program, please contact:

Youth initiative for human rights – Serbia:   [email protected] / [email protected] 

Youth initiative for human rights – Kosovo:  [email protected]

*Funded by the European Union.