Project Mostar, Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate
This project aims to fundamentally change the narrative about Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) as a ‘divided city’. Everyday Peace Indicators is conducting research in seven neighborhoods to identify community priorities around peace and life together.
In partnership with People in Need, Abrašević Youth Centre, Local Democracy Agency Mostar and Nešto Više, this project seeks to improve public space in Mostar through mobilizing citizens and supporting citizen-led initiatives that contribute to shared civic, cultural and economic life of the city. The project also seeks to support citizens and local authorities to effectively use new skills, tools and mechanisms to address priorities in an inclusive, gender-sensitive, participatory and systematic manner.
As part of the project, EPI is conducting our innovative, participatory research process to identify community-level indicators and priorities for peace and life together in the city. These indicators and priorities will inform a range of mobilization actions to generate cross-community dialogue and attend to community identified priorities. The community stories will be amplified through the media, civil society networks and the wider academic and peacebuilding community in the hopes that Mostar can become a positive example to the wider Western Balkan region and beyond. This project is supported by the UK’s Conflict, Stability and Security Fund.
EPI Mostar Team
(Pictured from left to right: Inga Kotlo, Abida Pehlić, Julianne Funk, Roger Mac Ginty, Elvir Djuliman, Anja Jerković and Pamina Firchow)