Peace Festival ’23

This year, our 2nd Peace Festival brought together young people from 20 different local communities in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from February 23 to 26, 2023.

More than 40 young people attended Peace Festival ’23, which included the play “Contract” by the Vitez Youth Theater, the documentaries “Colorless” by Aida Gavrić, “Little Prince” by Jasmina Đikoli and director Muris Beglerović, “Ordinary Heroes” by PCRC, the exhibition “On the Margins” by PCRC and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina, the presentation of PCRC’s MIR magazine and the publication “Peace as Seen by Young People in BiH” by the OSCE Mission to BiH. During different panel sessions and workshops, they discussed how they see peace, as well as the connection between music and peace – i.e. how can music contribute to promoting peace.

This year’s Peace Festival was held in the Čardaci Ethno Village with the support of the Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation (Slovak Aid), the Sigrid Rausing Trust, the Rockefeller Brother Foundation, and the OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina and in partnership with the Čardaci Ethno Village, Al Jazeera Balkans, the Vitez Youth Theater, and the Delegation of the European Union to Bosnia and Herzegovina.