HUMAN FACES OF CONFLICTS
The project was initiated as an online platform providing video and written stories of people involved in conflicts within the Balkans, the Caucasus and Eastern Europe. The project sought to show the human faces of conflicts and to encourage reflection by sharing personal experiences of people on the “other” conflicting side. Ultimately, the main goal was to counteract the equating of “others” to “enemies”, which is at the core of most regional conflicts.
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The aim of the project is to initiate and strengthen personal and social processes of dealing with the past, which is a prerequisite for building sustainable peace and stability in the societies involved in the project. The target audience was comprised of young people (aged between 16 and 19), journalists and historians from Croatia (Istria County), Slovenia (Littoral), Macedonia (Skopje), Ukraine (Lviv), Italy (Trieste) and Germany (Berlin). They analysed, how the newspapers of 2016 dealt with the anniversaries of the events of 1990–1991, by comparing and discussing them. The project results were presented at a joint event held in all the countries involved.
INTERNATIONAL NETWORK ON LEGAL ASSISTANCE TO REFUGEES (INLAR)
The INLAR initiative emerged as a counter-measure to the lack of a comprehensive cooperation mechanisms between lawyers and NGOs providing legal assistance to refugees. It incentivises lawyers and professional to join a pro bono assistance network. The aim of the project is to create an international network of legal specialists and organisations. INLAR has developed a unique website designed in number of languages that contains an online map of volunteer lawyers and legal professionals in the pilot target countries, namely Poland, Romania and Russia.
The team of INLAR has become an independent organisation and keeps on connecting legal professionals helping refugees, migrants, asylum seekers to guarantee access to justice for all.
"I DO CARE" – INTERNATIONAL MOVIE NIGHTS
The idea behind the project is to organise the international movie nights to support communication between such countries as Ukraine, Russia and Germany. To break stereotypes and to find common solutions for the same social, ecological and human rights problems – this is the main aim of the project. By means of documentaries, the organisers create an alternative mean of cognition for people, who want to see one situation from different sides. Discussions with film directors after the screenings are an important part of the programme as well. Screenings took place in Leipzig, Dnipro, Saint Petersburg and Vologda.