CMS published the directory of conference works

CMS has recently published new directory that contains works of lecturers presented on the conference “The role of Youth in Peace-Building Process” which was held in Donja Stubica between 24th and 27th of March this year. The conference has gathered around 50 young people from South-East Europe, Europe and Mediterranean countries.

Center for Peace Studies – CMS published a publication which is composed of conference lecture papers, conference declaration document, conference program and list of participants. The publication begins with the Conference Declaration document reflecting all conference discussion and workshop outcomes as well as all other recommendations that came across.

The declaration document encompasses the role of youth and youth organizations in creating and sustaining peace as a choice and a lifestyle. It emphasizes relevant role of youth in continuous conflict transformation and dealing with the past. Furthermore, the declaration recommends developing formal education system peace curricula and its inter-relatedness with non-formal education programs. The declaration also formulates recommendations on peace-building methods and actions. Recommendations are directed at both governments and non-governmental youth organizations with regards to peace mainstreaming into strategies, legislature and practice.

The second part of the publication represents an impulse for reflection and learning. It presents several academic, activists and citizens’ approaches to the youth and peace-building through lecture papers of:

  • Emina Buzinkic“The role of youth in peace-buiding process – multilevel crossroads”;
  • José Ángel Romo Guijarro“Youth and the Peace-building Processes”;
  • Arno Truger“Challenges and Conditions for Effective Peace-building”;
  • Vesna Terselic“Youth and Dealing with the Past in Post-Yugoslav Countries”;
  • Nicolas Moll –  “Youth and Dealing with the Past in (Western and Central) Europe”;
  • Orli Fridman“Can we talk about Peace-building or ‘Dealing with the Past’ in the Context of the Israeli Palestinian Conflict Today?”;
  • Brian Phillips“When Does Change Begin? Reflections on Peace-building and Non-violent Action”;
  • Amer Hidmi & Nour Lidawie “The Palestinian Israeli lost opportunities”. 

The publication, as well as the conference “Role of Youth in Peace-building Process”,  was supported by European Commission, Krapinsko-zagorska County, Zagorje Development Agency and National Foundation for Civil Society Development. Partners of the conference were:

  • Croatian Youth Network
  • Spanish Youth Council
  • Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past  



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