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Local Documentation Centers in the Western Balkans

SENSE - Central European News Service Ltd.

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $60,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2014–December 31, 2015
  • Location Zagreb, Croatia
  • Geographic Focus Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo

About this grant

The project goal is to increase civic engagement on issues of truth, justice, and reconciliation in the Western Balkans. To this end, SENSE – Central European News Service Ltd. will establish up to five local documentation centers in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, and Kosovo. The sites being considered are Srebrenica, Vukovar, Pristina, Sarajevo, and Prijedor. These centers will provide access to information and testimony from the proceedings of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague to the people most affected by the conflicts. The grantee will draw from its archive of audio-visual material gathered from its regular monitoring of the tribunal’s proceedings since 1998 as well as its daily and weekly reports and analyses of the tribunal’s work. Each center will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology for accessing and searching relevant material and reports from the tribunal’s work. The grantee is registered in Zagreb, Croatia, and works mainly from its offices at the tribunal in The Hague.