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: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CivilnoDrustvo
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 www.mreza-mira.net and www.snagalokalnog.ba 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