The online edition of the Regional Forum entitled “Remembrance and Intercultural dialogue” took place on 21 and 22 December 2020. The two days’ conference was organized entirely online using the Zoom platform to facilitate the interaction among participants as well as online presentations. Every session was broadcasted on Facebook Live which allowed a large participation to the event.
The program played a vital role in the Forum; in fact, it saw the participation of regional and international experts representing civil society organizations, academics, researchers, cultural and educational institutions, and for-profit corporations.
The goal of the Regional Forum was to examine the regional cooperation with a special focus on the question of remembrance and intercultural dialogue in the Western Balkans by approaching the dominant narratives and to give them a new perspective based on the narrative legacy.
The Forum aimed at examining regional cooperation focusing on remembrance and intercultural dialogue in the Western Balkans
The online meeting gathered 8 panel discussions and interactive workshops, including 40 speakers and around 60 participants from 14 countries. More than 720 minutes of online content was produced with high quality debate. In case you missed it, the presentation recordings are available online on the Balkan Network for Local Democracy Facebook page.
Inspiring stories and experience were reflecting on different topics such as EU integration as vector of peace and reconciliation, multicultural dialogue and the “Balkan route” of migrations, the role of the new digital world, dealing with the past through storytelling, cultural heritage and memorial tourism as potential for local development and cultural understanding, linguistic diversity and combating disinformation.
The virtual event was organized in cooperation with the Balkan Network for Local Democracy – BNLD, and financially supported by the Central European Initiative, the Normandy for Peace program, the Western Balkans Fund and the EU Commission under Regional Youth Compact for Europe project.
The report and conclusions will be available very soon! Stay tuned and keep following us on our social media for further information.