Emigration from Bosnia and Herzegovina has reached very high rates in the past three years. This has led to serious implications for BiH's society, economics, politics, and demographics.
After three months of community research, we completed the globalgiving storytelling project in Sanski Most, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Mili, a brave and determined young person from the small town of Priboj in BiH, had an ambitious project idea which many deemed impossible: building a community financed tennis court. Mili tells the story of how they did it 'their way'.
Visiting a social support centre meant that local volunteers got to hear the stories of some of the most disadvantaged residents of Sanski Most. Forgotten war veterans. Struggling mothers. 'They have nothing more to lose'.
After beginning the globalgiving storytelling project, we realised many standard methods did not work in our specific context. When reflecting on the the process, I collected a list of challenges and opportunities for applying the storytelling methodology to Sanski Most.
The reasons and background of the development of a story-based research project in Sanski Most, BiH.
Practical considerations for implementing community based peacebuilding and reconciliation projects in BiH and NI.
An old draft about UKIP's influence and role in the rise of British populism.
A draft on the critics of liberal peacebuilding and the development of a new approach based on local ownership.