Building Bridges Across the Globe Conference 2019

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Are you engaged in community work? Are you passionate about Peacebuilding? Are you eager to learn new methods of work and engage in the discussion and collaboration with leaders from across the Globe? Our Conference is just the right place for you then!

It is a unique chance to strengthen the capacity to take action in support of Community Peacebuilding.

The River Phoenix Center for Global Peacebuilding (U.S.), Association NARKO-NE (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Youth for Global Progress (Ukraine) are pleased to invite you to the first European Peacebuilding Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina!    

September 8th – 12, 2019


  Restorative Justice Two-Day Practitioner Training

September 14th & 15th, 2019

Deadline for application: 25 July 2019

Open to: applicants from the EU, and other European countries (including EaP countries, Balkan countries, Turkey)

Venue: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Cost: Free. Accommodation and meals covered

The Conference will serve as a platform with an aim of strengthening a network of community leaders by providing knowledge, competencies, skills for community development for the concept on #BuildingGlobalBridges. Participants will share the issues facing their respective countries and leave the Summit with increased confidence, new skills, and a global network that will allow them to make a change as a community and global leaders.

The Host Agencies will provide room, food, manuals, and support materials at no cost.

The conference will include:

  • Panels and interactive talks on key issues with an emphasis on Trauma Responsive Communities and Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning;

  • Workshops on building valuable leadership skills — from Intercultural Learning, Community Dialogues, Building Resilience, and Restorative Justice & Practices;

  • Develop collaborative Action Plans based on participants’ unique experience, expertise, and vision;

  • Networking receptions and intercultural collaboration;

  • Building cohesive partnerships across the public and private sectors 


  • Participants from 20 to 40-years-old;

  • Coming from the EU, and other European countries (including EaP countries, Balkan countries, Turkey)

  • With experience in community work, especially in the field of mediation, conflict resolution, and Peacebuilding;

  • High proficiency in English is required;  

  • Motivated and committed to implementing the outcomes of the Conference in their respective countries

  • Available for the entire duration of the Conference

  • Please note that selected participants are asked to book their transport tickets themselves, as travel to Sarajevo and visa costs are not covered.

Are you ready?

In order to apply, you must fill in an:   Application form

Selected applicants will be informed by email.

We look forward to being together, learning, sharing ideas and making a difference one action at a time. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us via email:

Conference Organization Committee:

Jeffrey Weisberg, Aida Brdar, Mariia Levchenko, Dikla Lavertovsky

This event is partially funded by the Community Solutions Program, a program of the U.S. Department of State and implemented by IREX

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