Each year PCRC works in collaboration with of the Office of the United Nations Special Advisor on the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG) to hold a capacity-building seminar on Preventing and Responding to Genocide and Mass Atrocities for NGO and civil society representatives working in the fields of human rights, peacebuilding, and the prevention and prosecution of crimes against humanity. 

Mechanisms for Preventing and Responding to Genocide and Atrocity Crimes Seminar in Belgrade


The Post-Conflict Research Center (PCRC) would like to invite non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) involved in peacebuilding, development, human rights, transitional justice, war crimes monitoring and related fields to apply to participate in our annual capacity-building seminar on mechanisms for preventing and responding to genocide and atrocity crimes.

This year, our 2-day seminar, held in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide (OSAPG), will be held from November 16 – 19 in Belgrade, Serbia.

There are 20 slots available. If your organization is interested in applying, please download and fill out the application form below and send it to pcrc.bih@gmail.com.

Travel, accommodation and meal costs will be covered for chosen participants.


NGOs and CSOs from the following countries are eligible to apply: Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Macedonia.


Seminar Application Form


More About the Seminar

The collaborative partnership between PCRC and OSAPG began in 2011 when PCRC planned the first seminar in Sarajevo for Bosnian NGO and civil society representatives. The seminar, “A Framework for Preventing and Responding to Genocide and Mass Atrocities” was held in Sarajevo 20-21 June, 2011 and organized with the intention to educate the civil society population on how to react to and prevent war crimes and genocide in a timely manner. The seminar participants represented a variety of civil society organizations from both the Republika Srpska and the Federation entities, and included all major Bosnian ethnic groups. Some of the organizations present include the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), Savez Logorasa (The Association of Concentration Camp Detainees), Catholic Relief Service (CRS), Human Rights Initiative, Atlantic Initiative, Track Impunity Always (TRIAL), and several youth organizations. 

In 2012, PCRC organized a second seminar, this time for NGO and civil society representatives from the Balkans region including Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, and Montenegro. The seminar was held in Budva, Montenegro and 20 representatives from the region were chosen to participate.

PCRC will be organizing its third seminar in October of 2013. If you are an NGO or civil society representative from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro, Macedonia, or Kosovo and would like more information about how you can participate in this year’s event, please send inquiries to pcrc.bih@gmail.com.


Bosnian Seminar 2011 – Sarajevo, BiH


Regional Seminar 2012 – Budva, Montenegro