Centre for Peace Studies is a direct descendant of the Pakrac Volunteering Project, a grassroot civil initiative active during the war in western Slavonia (Croatia 1991-1995). Although created and still based in Zagreb, we still believe it is important to work in areas that suffered during the war, whose population of all ethnic backgrounds and identities endured hardships and some keep on enduring them due to being unable to become reintegrated into Croatian society. The Inter-ethnic Relations and Interculturalism program is a product of those efforts. In addition to direct action and providing aid in securing rights, legal counsel and psycho-social aid, research and publishing, the program also has a cultural agenda through which events such as the ‘Artists in Exile’ (2012) summer school and the ‘Zimsko Ljetovanje’ (2013) art and movie festival were organized. We also promote agriculture through activism, and have found ourselves involved with the permaculture movement in the last few years.
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