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DwP Podcast: Ukraine – Peace work in times of war

Together with our partners from RadioMOF, we spoke with Dmytro Kovbasyuk, an activist from Odessa, Ukraine. On the podcast, you can hear more about the current political situation in Ukraine, the challenges for the common people during these difficult times and peace work during the times of armed conflict.

Exhibition Opening PËRPARA on 24/01/2023 at 19.00

Opening of the exhibition PËRPARA on 24 January 2023 at 19.00 at Galeria 17 The exhibition is based on forumZFD – Kosovo‘s research on space, sound and memory within the framework of the Landscapes of Repair project and is been realized in cooperation with Shtatëmbëdhjetë PËRPARA 24/01 – 24/03/2023 There is an interesting ambiguity in Albanian culture which affects the way in which the physical and temporal […]

The Fulfilment of a Dream through activism and call for peace

INTERVIEW WITH EDITA TAHIRI In this interview Dafina Lata talks to Edita Tahiri, who was part of delegation at the Peace Conference in Rambouillet and Chief Negotiator of the normalization dialogue with Serbia in Brussels from 2011 to 2017. Ms. Tahiri, we will first speak about times in the ‘90s. How do you recall that time? Tahiri: The 1990s were a […]

DwP Column

DwP Column is a new media product of online platform about dealing with the past www.dwp-balkan.org. DwP Column is regional online platform for constructive reflection on the topics related to dealing with the past for the purpose of strengthening constructive and open approach on the regional level. By using Column tool we want to promote constructive online discourse related to current topics in the field of dealing with the past.

Kosovo’s Socio-Economic and Political Metamorphosis: 25 Years Post-War

Since the end of the war in 1999, Kosovo has undergone a profound transition. Emerging from the damages of war and ethnic cleansing, the country embarked on a path toward reconstruction, state-building, and ultimately, independence. However, the declaration of independence marked the beginning of a new set of challenges as the newly independent country faced major internal and external issues. […]

90’s between Oda and Cafeteria I: Folk vs Alternative

Forgetting and remembering are two of the main concerns of being-in-the-world. At least this is what Milan Kundera states in his novel “The Book of Laughter and Forgetting“. In the same way, writer Primo Levi in ​​the existential-phenomenological expression of Auschwitz tells us that ‘memory is a marvelous but fallacious instrument‘, and this is as a result of the non-singularity […]

The Politics of Memorialization in Kosovo: Between the Historicist and Materialist Approach

The politics of memorialization and commemoration in Kosovo have been shaped by the war of 1998-1999, which has organized them around the idea of the heroic as the most sublime truth. The sublime truth is also the only truth of the Kosovo war. The heroic has served as the organizing principle of all other forms of narrating, public discourses, political […]

Balkan Perspectives

Balkan.Perspectives is a regional magazine focused on dealing with the past (DwP) in the western Balkans. Produced by forumZFD in four (4) languages, this is a collaborative effort between Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia. The magazine provides a platform for local actors to support conflict-sensitive discourse on issues related to the recent past. By offering a plurality of perspectives on DwP topics from across the region, the magazine aims to challenge stereotypes and ethno-centric narratives, encourage critical thinking and wider debate, and strengthen constructive approaches to dealing with the recent past.

Podcast

The Balkan Perspectives podcast is forumZFD’s audio format on Dealing with the Past and Peace Education in the Western Balkans. The podcast is produced in four languages (Albanian, BHCS, Macedonian and English) by the forumZFD offices in Bosnia and Hercegovina, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia.