Western Balkans

The wars of the 1990s and their aftermath are still very much present in the states succeeding former Yugoslavia. Till today, each country, each ethnic group, each conflict party is nurturing its own selective memory of these events. Stereotypes of the enemy are thus preserved, and there are still many conflicts with an enormous potential of turning violent. The forumZFD works in this region with a focus on dealing with the past and capacity building for peace. It aims at discrediting militancy in public debates, overcoming stereotypes of the enemy and promoting a culture of non-violence.