Description of project
Spanish Red Cross (SRC) supports peace-building and conflict resolution efforts in the Balkans. Focus of interventions is on respect for human rights, tolerance, peace-building and reconciliation. Interventions are designed from a multicultural perspective given the complex cultural situation of both Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina.
SRC works through local partners, Red Cross Serbia and Red Cross Bosnia-Herzegovina. The aim is to strengthen partners’ capacity to carry on similar activities in the future.
Activities are carried out in schools; in Serbia Red Cross Youth Volunteers are responsible for organising the sessions together with teachers whereas in Bosnia-Herzegovina it is the teachers, together with RC facilitators, who organises the sessions. All sessions follow a design that progressively builds up knowledge of each individual starting from his/her immediate surroundings to more complex issues related to human rights and multicultural respect and understanding. Complementary activities are also carried out outside schools to i) strengthen issues from school-sessions and ii) reach a larger population.