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A NOVEL DEDICATED TO “DEALING WITH THE PAST” Dina Greenberg’s trauma-informed writing, research, and teaching gives voice to survivors of war, displacement, and sexual violence. Nominated for The Pushcart Prize, Best Small Fictions, and The Millions, her publications include NERMINA’S CHANCE, a novel that begins in 1992 Bosnia. After her family is murdered and she is raped by Serbian soldiers, […]

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 […]

DwP Column

DwP Column is a new media product of online platform about dealing with the past 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.


There’s nothing more horrifying in the recent history of the Balkans than July 1995 and Srebrenica. No matter how you personally choose to define “horrifying,” “recent history,” and the terms “we” and “us.” Almost everyone active in politics and media in the Balkans, among the creators of public opinion, is deeply aware of this fact. Therefore, every abuse of this […]


The Ministry of Human and Minority Rights and Social Dialogue of the Government of Serbia announced on July 5th that the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance of the Council of Europe adopted the Report on Serbia within the sixth monitoring cycle.

ZIJO RIBIĆ: My Blood is Not Green, It Is Red – Like All Other People – And Red is The Color of Love (INTERVIEW)

He was an eight-year-old boy when “Sima’s Chetniks” killed nine members of his family: six sisters, a two-year-old brother, father and pregnant mother.

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.


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.