About

forumZFD is an International Non-Governmental Organisation (INGO), established in 1996. We are working in the field of conflict transformation in eleven countries in Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia. Get more detailed information about our organisation.

forumZFD in the Western Balkans

In 1999, the Western Balkans was – along with Israel and Palestine – the region where we started our first projects within the Civil Peace Service Programme. Today, up to 25 local and international staff members are working in our offices in Belgrade, Pristina, Skopje and Sarajevo. Organized in regional working groups, we strive to increase the impacts of the work towards peaceful conflict transformation throughout the region. At the same time, the situation and specific contexts on the national levels are also always taken into account.

Our goals and mission

The wars of the 1990s and their aftermath continue to be very prevalent in the countries of the former Yugoslavia. Every country, every ethnic group and every conflict party maintains its own selective remembrance of the conflicts to this day. Enemy images are thus maintained; many conflicts continue to hold enormous potential for violence.

Our work in the region focuses on Dealing with the Past and providing education for peace formally and non-formally.

Our aim is to discredit militant discourses, to overcome stereotypes and to promote a culture of non-violence.

Our vision

The Western Balkans is a region where peace is built through the synergies of active, responsible citizens, institutions and societies dealing with conflicts constructively and without the use of violence.

Our partners

Civil Society contributes to the creation of inclusive spaces for dialogue and exchange. Therefore, we work actively and in close cooperation with local partners both on national and regional levels. Our partners are civil society organisations, artists and artistic groups, media representatives, relevant academics, especially historians, and state institutions, such as museums, schools, universities and municipal administrations.

Publications

Contact

Regional Office

Krunska 52
11000 Belgrade / Serbia

Phone: + 381 (0) 11 4082654

Serbia Office

Resavska 16A/3
11000 Belgrade / Serbia

Phone: +381 (0) 11 4072037

Bosnia & Herzegovina Office

ul. Branilaca Sarajeva 19B
71000 Sarajevo / Bosnia and Herzegovina

Phone: + 387 (0) 33221956

Kosovo Office

Sejdi Kyeziu 16 - Pejton
10000 Prishtina / Kosovo

Phone: +381 (0) 38 749065

Macedonia Office

Naum Naumovski-Borche 88a
1000 Skopje / Macedonia

Phone: +389 (2) 2 3228 099

Team