The Western Balkans remains the region of political instability, recurring economic crises, youth unemployment and stagnant economies. Security threats are transnational and have increased in complexity.
Ethnic divisions and unresolved issues from the periods of post Yugoslav wars still affect divisions in education and social relations in general, enhanced by lack of cooperation and economic grievances. In parts of the region right-wing movements are on the rise and radical groups of ex-combatants are recruiting youth. Our members continue to work on conflict prevention and peacebuilding through a number of activities focusing on peace education.
Highlights & results
Implementation of inter-ethnic dialogue, peacebuilding and reconciliation initiatives as well as different forms of informal and formal conflict resolution programs in schools in the region.
"GPPAC provides a forum to share knowledge and experiences on peacebuilding processes from local to global. The added value of GPPAC is mutual understanding and sharing perceptions on how to prevent conflicts with peacebuilders across the globe. I am amazed at how many similarities we can find when talking about the root causes of conflicts regardless of the region we represent."