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.
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! 

Apr 20, 2016

We got the land!


The Peace Embassy has developed swiftly over the past several months. With the donation of a German supporter, CIM was able to purchase land in Sanski Most on which to build the Embassy. The land is flat, clear, and situated on the banks of the Sana river, not far from the center of the city.


Using the dimensions of this land, architecture students of Professor Bart Sapeta at Keene State University, USA are developing designs for the Peace Embassy. CIM has been engaging with the students on the designs, which are inspired by symbols of peace and aspects of Bosnian culture, in order to craft a design that best suits the Embassy’s many functions. The next presentation of these design proposals will be in May.

Oct 8, 2015

First Activity at the Peace Embassy

Dear Friends and Supporters,

We are happy to announce that after buying the land for the Peace Embassy, we have managed to organise our first activity in the space.

Despite not having walls or any building, we used our land to host a bbq for our volunteers, peace ambassadors, trainers, choir, and local community members. The event resulted in an exchange of views and ideas between our peace advocates, and the evening ended with traditional Bosnian songs and a lot of smiles.

We are currently using all our networks, and beginning the process of getting the next set of approvals and funding to build our peace embassy. The next goal we have set for ourselves is to finalise the contruction of the building by the end of 2016.

Thank you all for your wonderful and generous support. We hope you are enjoying autumn with all of its beauty and challenges.

Best regards,

The CIM Team


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