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The Sarajevo Fellowship

Overview

The Humanity in Action journey begins with a year-long Fellowship

June 6 – 30, 2022 | virtual Fellowship

Lessons Learned, Lessons Missed, & Lessons Preferred – Post-Conflict Reconstruction in Bosnia and Herzegovina 

 

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.  

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.

Snapshots from the Fellowship

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.

Our Supporters

We thank our supporters and partners, hosts, Senior Fellows and friends of Humanity in Action. Their contributions allow us to prepare outstanding student leaders for a lifelong commitment to civic responsibility and respect for human rights.

Word een Fellow

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01 Jaar lang

06 Steden

150 Fellows per jaar