Call for participation – Networking conference: SYNERGY OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA – Strengthening cooperation between associations, foundations, media and trade unions

Cooperation between different civil society actors in BiH is occasional and often project-based. As a consequence of disunited action, a stronger and broader impact on social change is lacking. How can we develop cooperation and trust? Are there currently topics of common interest and social need for a unified approach to the public and government institutions? How does the COVID-19 crisis and its economic consequences affect the situation in civil society? What joint initiatives can we develop in response to the current state in our society?

Join us at a conference that will gather a large number of civil society stakeholders: activists, experts, journalists and professionals, and share information about your views, interests, needs and make useful contacts and partnerships.

The conference will be opened by civil society leaders. In addition to exchanging ideas and opinions, our goal is to develop proposals for future activities of the Network for Building Peace, which seeks to connect and unite actors working to build long-term positive peace and sustainable development in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the region through support of social dialogue, solidarity and joint action.

Please apply for participation via the following link:

After the conference, participants will receive conference minutes and contacts of all participants.

The Network for Building Peace brings together 217 members, of which 195 are civil society organizations and 22 schools. The web portals of the Network and record about 300,000 visits, and the Facebook page is followed by 31,000 people, while the newsletter is opened daily by around 4,000 users.


11:00 – 11:10 Opening of the conference: goals and structure

11:10 – 12:30 5-minute speeches

Svetlana Cenić, economist

Leila Bičakčić, Center for Investigative Reporting (CIN)

Aleksandar Trifunović, Buka Magazin

Mersiha Beširević, Trade Union of Workers in Commerce and Services of BiH (STBIH)

Jasmina Husanović, Front slobode/Radnički univerzitet

Borka Rudić, BH Journalists

Sakib Kopić, Solidarity Union

Dženana Dedić, Local Democracy Agency (LDA) Mostar

Zulka Baljak, Center for Civic Cooperation Livno

Asmira Malkočević, Agora

Kenan Efendić, National Endowment for Democracy

12: 30 – 13:30 Discussion and suggestions

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