Serbia: Fostering peace by supporting an inclusive memory culture

GLEN combines mutual learning in the Global North and Global South with inner-European exchange. Seminars of several days offer space for mutual and peer-to-peer learning and experience exchange. The European tandems foster this change of perspective by a three-month internship in the Global South. The GLEN cycle focuses on methods and contents of Global Learning which can be acquired and tested during the seminars and put into practice after the internship phase by organising an action or other initiatives linked to global issues.

Please note that this internship is part of the GLEN Anglo seminar group with English being the working language.


Are you interested in sustainable peace building? Do you want to participate in activities that foster an inclusive memory culture after a war? If you have previously engaged in human rights work, refugee support, school mediation or a similar area, this internship might interest you. You are able to work independently and you have basic administration and editing skills. Experience in social media is an asset.

The “Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst“ (ZFD) is a German organisation that contributes to a change in the perception of the past in the Western Balkans region. They are aiming at establishing a memory culture that supports peace and multicultural cohabitation in a society where the consequences of the Balkan wars in the 1990s are still present. The eight employees at the office in Belgrade, Serbia, engage in different activities like events on non-violent conflict management, the editing of journals and support to cross-ethnic networking in academic institutions. They organize public discussions and lobby for a peaceful change in political institutions.

The GLEN interns at ZFD will familiarize themselves with the work of the organisation and assist their activities by giving administrative and logistical support. The interns are encouraged to bring in fresh ideas to remodel some of the activities particularly to better engage with young people.

The scheduled time for the internship is three months between July and October 2016.

Training and seminars prior to the internship will be held in English.

The GLEN tandem will be formed by a Czech and a German participant.

Program component: GLEN Anglo

Language(s): English, Serbian (or another Slav language)

Topic / area(s) of interest: Peace Building

Vocational field(s)/field(s) of study: Social Sciences, Pedagogy/Education, Social Services, Education/Teaching, Administration

Period of the internship: 3 months between July and October

Country: Serbia

Number of Participants: 2

Proposed by: Claudia-Maria Kukla (Regional Manager, Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst)

Classification of the internship in the development fields: 4, 14

Number of the internship: 5000300625

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