Conference The Role of Youth in Peace Building Process


Dear friends,

Centre for Peace Studies, Zagreb, Croatia, invites you to participate in a four-day conference “The Role of Youth in Peace Building Process”, which will take place in Croatia, March 24th - 28th 2009 at Donja Stubica, Terme Jezerčica Hotel.

The conference is organized with partners Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past, Spanish Youth Council and Croatian Youth Network. Main donor for the conference is European Commission.
The conference targets at bringing young people (up to 35 years of age) from different origins/states (EUROMED, South East Europe and EU), coming from Youth Councils, youth organization/NGOs and/or organizations that perceive youth as their target group and act in the area of peace-building or related areas.

Main focus of the conference is the exchange of knowledge and experience in the areas related to broader corpus of peace building topics, such as conflicts, dealing with the past and peace-building itself.


This project is funded by the European Union

Delegation of the European Commission in Croatia
Trg žrtava fašizma 6
10000 Zagreb
Tel: +385 1 4896 500
Fax: +385 1 4896 555


Invitation letter
Conference application form ENG
Conference application form HRV, BiH, SRB
Conference draft agenda

In this context, the aim of the conference is to provide the participants with the opportunity to initiate a dialogue among neighboring and distant cultures and to discuss issues related to peace building and the role of youth in those processes, enhancing cooperation among organizations and NGOs as also to discuss and develop recommendations regarding this topic that would be advocated in national youth policies and strategies and European neighboring policies and other broader policy strategies.

Our aim is to gather 2 participants from each of the following countries: Germany, France, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Albania, Serbia, FYROM, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Morocco, Algeria, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, and Palestine.
We are inviting you to select one representative from your organization, whom you believe can give input to the Conference.

The working language is English and the costs of hotel and plane tickets will be covered. Also, the costs of the transport from Zagreb airport to the Terme Jezerčica hotel will be covered. The organizer will purchase the plane tickets after the participant’s lists confirmation. Please note that in case of cancellation, the organizer will reimburse the ticket price from the applicant.

All interested are invited to send filled application forms by February 20th at the latest to, so we can proceed with selection (if necessary) and administrative and technical issues as well.

Final confirmation and further detailed information will be sent to you and participants until February 24th.

Should you need any further information or clarification, do not hesitate to contact our colleague Mrs. Cvijeta Senta, at tel. no. +385 1 4820094 or by e-mail to:

Being convinced that your participation will provide a valuable contribution to the conference, we look forward to hosting you in Croatia.

Invitation letter
Conference application form ENG
Conference application form HRV, BiH, SRB
Conference draft agenda
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