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The second International Week in 2008

This time again, many people from Bosnia Herzegovina and other countries of the area as well as from Italy and the rest of Europe will join the meeting in Srebrenica at the end of August. A lot of space will be given to dialogue with local people and organizations and to listening to the voices of those who wish to express in different ways their memories, feelings, thoughts, wishes and hopes for the future. We will visit historical and artistic sites, the natural resources like the lake Perucac or the old thermal spring. Furthermore we will meet local and international artists who have discovered the power of communication of the body, music, theatre and walks in the nature. Activities and creative workshops for youth and children in the city and in some villages are also scheduled.
The debates will focus on having a good look on other sites of multinational living together such as the borderland region between Poland, Lithuania and Belarus, where passionate people work for the safeguard of memory as a sign for the future. We will also meet the thought and the example of Alexander Langer, MEP from South Tyrol who committed the last intense years of his life to trying to interrupt the clashes in the territory of former Yugoslavia, and we will get to know the precious work of Mirsad Tokaca, head of one of the organizations that are most thoroughly searching for truth and working for honouring all the victims of war in Bosnia Herzegovina, rendering each of them a name and a face.
The International Week will end on the 29th of August with a conference called “From Srebrenica to Bruxelles: the Europe we want”, an opportunity to confirm that the path towards European integration must deal with the need for justice and shared memory in the Balkans as well as in other areas of the old continent such as the Italian-Slovenian border, with its difficult past, or South Tyrol itself. And that it must deal the memory of the European and international failure in halting he wars in the nineties, of which the genocide of Srebrenica remains the symbol. But we wish that it will give also the opportunity to talk of the present and future Europe, where victims are not being forgot, traumas are being relieved and peace built. Where fear and walls are not excluding, but where rather boundaries are left to be crossed. A Europe that is made by active citizens that participate and do not suffer passively. A Europe open to lives and voices of the others. Of everybody.

Second International week for memories – Srebrenica is organized by Foundation Alexander Langer Stiftung, Tuzlanska Amica and Adopt Srebrenica.

Supported by:

Municipality of Srebrenica – BiH, Municipality of Pescara – I, Municipality of Marzabotto – I, Municipality of Bolzano – I, Provintion Siena – I, Provintion Chieti – I, Autonom Provintion Bolzano – I, Region Abruzzo – I, Autonom Region Trentino South Tirol – I, AICCRE Abruzzo – I, SARA Srebrenica – BiH, Italian Cooperation in BiH

In collaboration with:

Embassy for Local Democracy Zavidovići – BiH, Associazione Mila Donnambiente – I, Associazione Orlando. Molte donne un pianeta – I, Associazione Babelia & c. – I, Associazione di Cooperazione allo Sviluppo – I, Associazione Culturale Sagapò – I , Associazione Nema Frontiera – I , Associazione Progetto Prijedor – I, Associazione Trentino con il Kossovo – I, Cooperativa Le Formiche Bolzano – I, Cooperativa Sociale Grado 16 Officine dell’Autopromozione – I, EducAid – I, Kuća povjerenja Srebrenica – BiH, Master per mediatori dei conflitti e operatori di pace internazionali – I, Motus Danza – I, Musicians without borders Srebrenica – BiH, Nexus CGIL Bologna – I, Youth Organization Odisej, Bratunac – BiH, oneworld platform for south east europe – BiH, Osservatorio sui Balcani – I, PeaceGames UISP Bologna – I, Rete Lilliput nodo di Ferrara – I, Savjet Mladih Srebrenice – BiH, Sportski savez Sarajevo – BiH, Tavolo Trentino con Kraljevo – I, Zemljoradnička Zadruga Insieme Bratunac – BiH and many others who will join us…

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