This document is developed based on findings from 6 desk research reports that mapped good practices and analysed the state of play in reconciliation, education for peace building, as well as hate speech policies in Albania,
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, North Macedonia and Serbia. The document is developed in the frame of Walk ON2 project and it will contribute to the overall intervention that project partners planed in order
to support development and increasing the competences of youth workers, teachers, young people and community youth leaders in the Western Balkans, to address and work with reconciliation, countering hate speech and promoting peace building.
This document is designed in order to be used for the following three purposes:
1. To serve as an advocacy tool that will support policy dialog with relevant stakeholders (decision makers, community of practitioners, donors etc.) by explaining the position, role and mandate of the youth sector in the overall reconciliation eco-system, as well as by providing the recommendations for the policy improvement;
2. To serve as a solution based roadmap for the youth sector in the reconciliation and hate speech program and policy development;
3. To serve as an educational/capacity building resource for the regional community of practitioners, in order to support synergy actions and networking on these topics at the regional level.
Walk ON or “Walking the path of reconciliation- empowering communities for a peaceful society” is a capacity building project financed by European Union under the Erasmus + Programme. The lead organization is Beyond Barriers Association from Albania in cooperation with five other partners from: Bosnia & Herzegovina-Mladi Volonteri, Croatia- LDA Sisak, Kosovo-Lens, North Macedonia-Youth Cultural Center, Serbia-Educational Center Krusevac.