Center for Peacebuilding

CIM develops peacebuilding programs to foster peace and reconciliation among different ethnic and religious groups in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Our activities are designed to bring about comprehensive social change focusing on youth.
Oct 14, 2016

Peace Camp and Peace Caravan 2016

Hello all! We at CIM hope you had a wonderful summer! The summer of 2016 has been extremely busy, but extremely fun and successful for the Center for Peacebuilding! In August the Center hosted our annual Peace Camp for Bosnian and Herzegovinian youth! We had 30 youth from all over the country come to CIM’s Garden of Opportunity to learn peace-building skills! We also hosted our first Peace Caravan! We hosted panels on peace building all over Bosnia and Herzegovina with participants! It has been a very busy summer, but a very successful and exciting one! 

CIM hosted young people from all over Bosnia and Herzegovina, from different backgrounds, for a 7-day peace camp! At the camp the young people learned peace building skills as well as lessons in healing and reconciliation. The young people also learned how to be peace builders in their own communities, with trainings in how to host peace building activities on their own. It was hosted at CIM’s Garden of Opportunities and was a great success for the future of peace building!

Peace Camp Activities

  1. Council: This activity involved participants learning how to speak openly and listening to each other with no judgment or interruption.
  2. Dialogues: This activity involved participants learning how they could influence their communities towards peace building.
  3. Identity Workshops: This activity focused on participants recognizing their own identities, and how to work with them.
  4. Round Table: The theme of this round table was “Why young people are leaving Bosnia and Herzegovina and what young people can do about it”

After finishing CIM’s Peace Camp participants travelled throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina on CIM’s Peace Caravan for six days. On the Peace Caravan participants hosted panel discussions in 6 different cities throughout the country. The theme of the panel discussions was “What youth can do to work towards peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina”. These panel discussions were held in Sanski Most, Glamoc, Sarajevo, Mostar, Milici and Doboj. Throughout the Caravan participants were able to learn about the history and culture of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In Sarajevo participants got to be a part of the Omladinski Film Festival, while in Doboj and Mostar participants got to explore historical ruins. The panels in all the cities were highly successful and sparked important discussions about peace building in Bosnia and Herzegovina. CIM’s first every Peace Caravan was a great success!


Peace and Love,

The CIM Team


Oct 11, 2016

Proposals are being written!

We are underway with the next phase of CIM's Peace Embassy!

After having a very successful meeting with architecture students from Keene State College, who provided us with design options, we are starting to write propsoals for the Embassy! These proposals will be given to possible donors for the Embassy, the proposals will include the desings given to us by Keene State Students as well as our goals and dreams for the Embassy. We are hard at work identifying possible donors and establishing meetings with them to present the Peace Embassy. As we eagerly await responses from donors we are already planning the different activities that will take place in the Peace Embassy! We have now entered the fundraising phase of the Peace Embassy plan so any donation, no matter how small, really helps us! So thank you!

Peace and Love, 

The CIM Team 


Jul 19, 2016

Designs are ready!

The designs are in place for the Peace Embassy! 

The Peace Embassy is continuing to develop very swiftly and we are on to the next phase! This May, the directors of CIM met with architecture students from Keene State College to go over the architecture designs for the Peace Embassy. The students brought with them 5 possible designs for the embassy, and each were presented to the directors of CIM. The designs all fit the needs of the embassy and included aspects of Bosnian culture as well as peace bulidng elements. The directors brought those designs back with them to Sanski Most and are currently meeting with Bosnian architects to convert the designs to Bosnian building standards. The next step will be to meet with donors and fundraisers for the Peace Embassy! 

Here are some photos from the design meetings with the students from Keene State College! 


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