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Peace Academy Reflection

Tory Tevis I would like to begin my reflection on the Sarajevo Peace Academy by first stating how difficult it was to settle on a topic to write about.  All the...

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Family memories

Kaja HaelbichHamburg, Germany In our course "Understanding Internal Dynamics of Societies in Conflict" we started to engage in the topic of Israel Palestine conflict by talking about memories. We discussed different kinds...

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Promotional event

Invitation: Book Release and Discussion

Dear friends, 

The Peace Academy Foundation invites you to three promotions of the book release "The Little Book of Strategic Peacebuilding - A Vision and Framwork for Peace with Justice" by Lisa Schirch, translated to Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian language. 

  1. The first promotion will be held in Belgrade, on Friday, March 23rd, at 6pm, in the Center for cultural decontamination (hall "Ucitelji neznalice), Bircaninova Street 21, Belgrade - Featured speakers: Saša Ilić, KPZ Beton; Goran Lazin and Marijana Stojčić, Žene u crnom; Amer Tikveša, PAF's Executive Director
  2. The second promotion will be held in Zagreb, on Saturday, March 31st, at 6pm, in the Human Rights House, Selska cesta Street 112a, Zagreb - Featured speakers:  prof. Ana Matan, Faculty of Political Science, Zagreb; Iva Zenzerović, Center for Peace Studies; Tamara Šmidling, activist and member of PAF's Board of Directors; and Amer Tikveša, PAF's Executive Director
  3. The third promotion will be held in Banja Luka, on Saturday, April 7th, at 6pm, in the cafe Cafe&Chillout within the National and University Library RS, Jevrejska Street 30, Banja Luka – Featured speakers: Aleksandar Trifunović, Center for Informative Decontamination of Youth Buka, Banja Luka; Randall Puljek-Shank, čmember of PAF's Board of Directors; and Amer Tikveša, PAF's Executive Director

thmbIt's the fifth year that the Post-Yugoslav Peace Academy has been organized in Sarajevo, and that is why we've decided to publish the abovementioned book. The books is also an announcement for the establishment of the Library PAX whose goal is to make the issues in regards to peacebuilding more available for all citizens in the post-Yugoslav region enabling them to read a book on this topic in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian langage. We would also like to present to you our planned activities and courses for this year's PYPA.  

We are looking forward to seeing you at the event. 

In case of questions, please contact us at the below mentioned contact information:
Emina Trumić, PAF's Coordinator
Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Tel./Fax: +387.33.651.560

Project Partners: Women in Black, Belgrade; Center for Peace Studies, Zagreb; Center for Informative Decontamination of Youth Buka, Banja Luka
The project is finacially supported by the Mennonite Central Committee


Update November 2011

thmbThe board of the Peace Academy Foundation has been working on a strategic plan for the 2012-2014 period.  We thank our supporters and participants who completed a survey about their interest in future courses and ways that they have used the knowledge and experience gained in the Peace Academies from 2008-2011.  

We are happy to announce that one of the courses for 2012 will be "Strategic Peacebuilding" led by Dr. Jayne Docherty of the Center for Justice and Peacebuilding in Virginia, USA, for which you have showed the greatest interest within the survey. We are going to announce the other two courses soon, while the Call for Applications for the 5th Post-Yugoslav Peace Academy will be published by the end of February, 2012. 

Please stay tuned for more details.


Update December 2010

Dear friends,

The Peace Academy Foundation has existed since August 2010, and we hope that it will continue to exist for many more years.  After organizing 3 Post-Yugoslav Peace Academies, we decided that we need formalization, structure, and a clearer strategic approach to our work. This is the reason that we created the PA Foundation which will continue serving as a place of reflection, learning, and exchange of experiences for people from the area of Southeast Europe and beyond, who are interested in peacebuilding and related problems and phenomena.

Read more: Update December 2010