Post-war generation writing


The post-war generation writing... I set foot in a mystery, in an unfamiliar place, without any information. My expectations were a little different, but I'm glad they weren't met. We don't always get what we crave. I didn’t, nor did the people whose names are written all over this area.



Coming here, I was...

September 28, 2022

Albanian Perceptions of Transitional Justice – A National Survey 


Albania continues to be one of the post-communist Western Balkan countries that is cut off from political debates and projects which focus on transitional justice as a multidimensional and comprehensive mechanism that brings a society closer to the consequences of its past and traumas of a dictatorial regime. Although it is a country free of...

September 13, 2022

A Multi-Faceted Profile of Transitional Justice in Albania, Kosovo, and North Macedonia 


Transitional justice remains one of the most fragile issues for the Western Balkans societies, considering the fact that at no given moment has the political leadership responded to the democratic need of implementing such a process. It is not by chance that transitional justice in our countries has been considered a “witch hunting” mechanism or...

September 9, 2022

The Gravesites Accuse: Forensic Examiners Digging to Find the Missing in Kosovo - A Blog Series


Whether at a crime scene, on a chair, or at the computer, forensic examiners, who have examined the persons murdered in Kosovo and in other countries, were exposed to the experience of atrocities and have testified about those. They have identified the missing, helping connect their remains with the families. They have used examinations as...

September 7, 2022

The Gravesites Accuse: Forensic Examiners Digging to Find the Missing in Kosovo - A Blog Series


Whether at a crime scene, on a chair, or at the computer, forensic examiners, who have examined the persons murdered in Kosovo and in other countries, were exposed to the experience of atrocities and have testified about those. They have identified the missing, helping connect their remains with the families. They have used examinations as...

September 4, 2022

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.

Albanian Perceptions of Transitional Justice – A National Survey 

Albania continues to be one of the post-communist Western Balkan countries that is cut off from political debates and projects which focus on transitional justice as a multidimensional and comprehensive mechanism that brings a society closer to the consequences of its past and traumas of a dictatorial regime. Although it is a country free of ethnic conflicts […]

A Multi-Faceted Profile of Transitional Justice in Albania, Kosovo, and North Macedonia 

Transitional justice remains one of the most fragile issues for the Western Balkans societies, considering the fact that at no given moment has the political leadership responded to the democratic need of implementing such a process. It is not by chance that transitional justice in our countries has been considered a “witch hunting” mechanism or a process […]

The Gravesites Accuse: Forensic Examiners Digging to Find the Missing in Kosovo – A Blog Series

Whether at a crime scene, on a chair, or at the computer, forensic examiners, who have examined the persons murdered in Kosovo and in other countries, were exposed to the experience of atrocities and have testified about those. They have identified the missing, helping connect their remains with the families. They have used examinations as a tool […]

Balkan Perspectives #20

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.

You can subscribe to the magazine electronically by sending an e-mail to balkan.perspectives@forumzfd.de. We welcome and appreciate your opinions and feedback and hope you find it a valuable resource.

Balkan.Perspectives 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.

Wе, during the War and beyond

When world wars happen, like the current one in Ukraine, it reminds us, the inhabitants of the Balkan Peninsula, of our history and the misfortunes that every generation has had to endure for centuries. There are monuments all over the region, but there are also ruins that remind us every day of the hostilities that took place […]

The Russian-Ukrainian conflict and the fragility of the Macedonian political environment

The Russian invasion of Ukraine, which began in February 2022, changed the political climate in Europe and the world and announced a new era of global relations, which has yet to take shape in the post-conflict process, and which will be based on the complexity that arises from the emerging reality of the multipolar world. The global […]

About Balkan.Perspectives 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.