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‘Evaluation Report: Balkan Diskurs Youth Correspondents Programme, Bosnia and Herzegovina.’

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This report details evaluative research on Balkan Diskurs Youth Correspondents Program conducted over 2017-18. Balkan Diskurs Youth Correspondents Program is run by Post Conflict Research Centre (PCRC), a peacebuilding organisation based in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The evaluative research sought to explore how the program was experienced by the youth correspondent participants and whether (and how) it did or did not affect their attitudes towards reconciliation and capacity as young peace-builders and change makers. The evaluation was conducted by researchers working on the AHRC funded, Art & Reconciliation. Balkan Diskurs Youth Correspondents Program is shown to be a successful model for enabling youth-driven participatory media and peace-building by building the capacity, creativity and skills of young people identified as potential change-makers. Solidifying their positive attitudes towards inter-ethnic co-operation, reconciliation and inclusive society, the project amplified and extended the profiles and networks of its active participants as young peace-builders and media professionals. The Balkan Diskurs platform provides a unique space for young people to define, share and influence peace-building and civil society narratives and agendas. This report details the objectives of the evaluative research; the evaluation data complied and provides an analysis of the key findings on participant profiles, participation levels, outputs and participant perceptions of the project experience. It goes on to examine the research findings through the indicative themes of tolerance, mutual understanding and inter ethnic co-operation; moral courage; creativity and actors in peace-building.

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