Balkan.Perspectives #19

The Youth and Dealing with the Past in the Western Balkans

Balkan.Perspectives edition #19 is dedicated to the young generations in the Western Balkans; to their motivations and challenges in the various realms connected to dealing with the past, peace building, and reconciliation processes.

This Balkan.Perspectives edition seeks to emphasise that the younger generations – amongst other actors – play an essential role in dealing with the past, peace building, and reconciliation processes on the grassroots, national, regional, and international level. Therefore, this edition’s articles elaborate on the ascriptions surrounding youth and dealing with the past in the countries of the Western Balkans and shed light on the youth’s agency and potential roles in dealing with the past processes, as well as the obstacles they face. The contributors inquire about the motivation of youth activists, researchers, or journalists and ask: who are those “young persons” engaged in areas as diverse as peace building, discussing the region’s troubled past, environmental issues, community mobilisation and more?

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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, […]

Beyond the Enthusiasm of Youth

As I was pondering how to start this article, I recalled how after the revolution or putsch of 5 October (depending how various people see it), when Milošević was kicked out of politics, the great reactivation of youth occurred sometime around mid-2006 […]

Impressum 19 – 04/2022

Editor in Chief: Alexander Vojvoda

Editorial Team: Sunita Dautbegović-Bošnjaković, Martin Filipovski, Ana Pejović

Authors: Abdulla Ahmedi, Blendi Hodai , Ajna Jusić, Divna Prusac, Nevena Radosavljević, Art Sylaj, Nikola Vučić

Podcasts: Bosnia and Hercegovina: Đorđe Krajišnik, Milica Pralica, Daniel Eror Kosovo: Aulonë Kadriu, Mila Mihajlović, Shpëtim Ramadani, TILLT Radio and Vullnet Bucolli. North Macedonia: Radio MOF and Blendi Hodai. Serbia: radio show Ženergija on Radio Aparat, Milana Vojnović, Demir Mekić and Jelena Štulić.

Design (Cover page): Envinion

Translation: LBG Communications (Albanian), Luna Đorđević (BHCS), Martina Kimovska (Macedonian)

Proofreading: LBG Communications (Albanian/English), Zinaida Lakić (BHCS), Zanet Ristoska (Macedonian)