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Fundraising Seminar

Posted on Aug 8, 2015 in Blog

Fundraising Seminar: Applying to The European Youth Foundation’s Funds for Pilot Projects   The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) would like to invite non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) involved in youth activities in Bosnia-Herzegovina to participate in an informal seminar on the European Youth Foundation’s Pilot Activity Fund. The half-day seminar will be held on Monday, 24th August in Sarajevo and will focus on: 1) creating a common understanding concerning the pilot activities supported by the European Youth Foundation; and 2) increasing organizations’ understanding of the application process. There are 8 slots available. The working language will be English. If your organization is interested in applying, please submit a brief statement of interest to pcrc.bih@gmail.com by Thursday 20th August.  Travel, accommodation and meal costs will NOT be covered for chosen...

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PCRC Summer 2014 Newsletter

Posted on Aug 11, 2014 in Blog

PCRC has published its Summer 2014 newsletter, summarizing events and projects since the start of 2014. Among others, we present our work with the First World WARM Festival, Genocide Prevention Workshops in Skopje and Belgrade, our new multimedia project Balkandiskurs, and new installments of our Ordinary Heroes documentary series. To download, click...

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Telling Their Story: Reflections on War

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 in Blog

Mr. Remy Ourdan has made a career out of documenting that conflict. His resume as a reporter for Le Monde includes stints in Afghanistan, Egypt, Rwanda, the Congo and Pakistan, amongst others. It is a career he describes as living alongside people who are experiencing the most important and dramatic time of their lives.

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Goodbye Sarajevo

Posted on Jan 26, 2014 in Blog

Released in 2011, Goodbye Sarajevo has won over countless readers and critics with its sincere, spectacular, and at times heart-breaking tale of love and survival in life’s most desperate times. Described by the Irish Examiner as “an amazing and heart-warming story of one family’s fight for survival against all odds”…

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A Radical Moderate: Interview with Dr. David J. Simon

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 in Blog

“I am a radical moderate,” says Dr. Simon. “The weight against extremism is not extremism; it is moderation.” He believes that radical moderates keep the world spinning in a time when media and political discourse tend to focus on the sensational. Often, the voices of the rational middle are ‘hacked away’ and diminished by the louder voices of political outliers…

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More Than Numbers

Posted on Dec 11, 2013 in Blog

Some see the census as an opportunity to resolve unanswered questions from the war. Others feel the population count will undermine the fragile political structure that is held together by ethnic quotas. “The more ‘Others’, the more normal Bosnia and Herzegovina will be. In the census, it’s important to be anything but a Bosniak, Croat or Serb. It’s important to be normal.”

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Trnopolje & Omarska Commemoration – A Personal Account

Posted on Oct 14, 2013 in Blog

Downstairs, in the cafeteria which was still set up the same as it was when it was a concentration camp time, we were told by one of the survivors, Kemal Pervanić, that the victims had 90 seconds to eat the food they were given. Sometimes it was a spoonful of soup with a small loaf of bread, sometimes it was much less…

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Intern Heroes – Janine di Giovanni

Posted on Oct 12, 2013 in Blog, Intern Heroes

Janine di Giovanni is an award-winning war correspondent and author. Covering almost every violent conflict since the first Palestinian intifada, she has illuminated the most sinister places on earth from Rwanda to Grozny [Chechnya]. If every journalist has but one war that grips, shapes and haunts them, Bosnia is hers….

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