Seeds of Peace first brought youth from the Balkans together in the Olympic Village, site of Greece’s historic games, in 2000. Through daily dialogue sessions, the youth formed relationships across lines of conflict and began to consider together what steps their societies and they, as individuals, could take to build a more peaceful reality in their communities and region.
The Seeds of Peace Balkans Program is now closed, having graduated more than 200 young leaders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania and Serbia.
“Seeds of Peace taught me that everybody is important in peace-making, no matter how old that person is. I learned how to respect people from other sides of the conflict. Now I know that together we can make our future safer.” — Jelena (Kosovar Seed)