The Sarajevo Fellowship
The Sarajevo Fellowship*
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No two wars are alike. Nonetheless, the images of Kyiv’s siege have instantly prompted countless traumatic memories of citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina and Sarajevo, reminding them of the dark days in a besieged city between 1992 and 1995. Massacre in Bucha, mass destruction of Mariupol, and numerous other cities in Ukraine have inevitably woken up the deep emotions and suffering the BiH’s citizens experienced across the country, most notably in Srebrenica, Prijedor, and many other places.
The words like “safe areas”, “no-fly zone”, or “humanitarian aid and corridors” do not mean the same to all people; to those who lived to see their effects in the 1990s, in the Balkans, and nowadays, in Ukraine or other places; to those who read about them and to those who experience their effects in real life.
There are some important lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina worth examining in relation to the ongoing conflicts in the world. However, the 2022 Humanity in Action Sarajevo Fellowship does not focus on the effects or features of the conflict itself, but on the post-conflict reconstruction process and its dynamics. It explored in depth the topics related to and connected with the role of local leadership, the role of the international community, the responsibility of neighboring countries, the properties of power-sharing schemes and legal reforms, and many other qualities of localized post-conflict peace operations.
*Due to COVID-19, we reserve the right to modify or cancel the program for reasons beyond our control.
Recent Fellowship Speakers
Our renowned speakers come with a wide range of backgrounds and love to share their knowledge and perspectives with our Fellows and community.
2019 Sarajevo Action Week
After one-month long Sarajevo Fellowship, our Fellows develop impactful Action Projects in their own communities.
For the eleven months following the Sarajevo Fellowship, Fellows work on their Action Project: an independent venture focused on promoting democratic values in their own communities. Action Projects are as diverse as Humanity in Action Fellows. Fellows apply their new knowledge and perspectives to the communities they impact—in whatever format they find meaningful. Past Action projects have been documentaries, arts festivals, and new organizations that serve a public good. Planning for the Action Project begins in Sarajevo.
Women on the Move - Radio Drama
This Action project aims for the listeners throughout Bosnia and Herzegovina "enter" the world of migrant women and experience, for a moment, the problems they encounter every day.
Ostavi T(r)ag - Leave a Tag
Graffiti Jam: Engaging Young Voters in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Voting for Change/Bosnian Youth for Change/Mobilizing Young Voters)
Totems of our Heritage
Through a visual representation of the different inter-generational relationships, and inter-generational differences, as well as the things that connect them and their importance to the BiH society this Action project reflects on important challenges that the country is facing.
The War on Memory
By engaging in extensive research and interviews with historians, architects and other relevant persons from the civic society short documentary film will provide broader public the insight on the ill-suited monuments that spread hate speech and glorify the perpetrators, in which shape and form can they exist, and how did the civil society engage in the process of the removal of such monuments from the public space.
2018 Sarajevo Action Week
Become a Fellow
Every year, new Humanity in Action Fellows come together in six cities across Europe and the United States to study how and why people confront intolerance and protect democratic values.
01 Year duration
135 Fellows per year