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Anxieties in Cities of Southeast European Post-Conflict Societies: Introducing an Integrative Approach to Peacebuilding

  • Demolished railway station in Vukovar

  • Posavina near Brčko, projects (co)financed by the European Union

  • Baljvine, village near Banja Luka

  • Vukovar, divided city

Anxious Peace project presented in the latest Reconciliation Network Conferece

The project Anxious Peace got attention in Zagreb, where RECOM (Reconciliation Network) organized XV Forum for Transitional Justice in Post-Yugoslav countries in the period between 12-14 December 2022 entitled 'Reconciliation has no alternative'. The project was presented by the Principal Investigator, Associate Professor Dr. Rok Zupančič.

30. December 2022 | Anxious peace

Anxious Peace project in Saturday's Supplement of Delo

Mr. Novica Mihajlović prepared a longer opinion piece on the topic of inter-ethnic relations in the context of the European integration of the Western Balkans.

17. December 2022 | Anxious peace

Serbian branch of the BBC prepared a report on Baljvine with the help of principal investigator Dr. Rok Zupančič

The Serbian branch of the BBC prepared a longer report about Baljvine. It is focused on a village that is at the centre of the research attention of the project called Anxious Peace, which is led by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rok Zupančič. In a longer interview with the BBC journalist Mr. Grujica Andrić, Dr. Zupančič talked about various aspects of the phenomenon of Baljvine, including the question of the potential factors that contributed to the absence of the armed conflict in the village during the Bosnian war (1992-1995).

13. October 2022 | Anxious peace

About the project

1_ o projektuResearch project Anxieties in cities of Southeast European post-conflict societies: Introducing an integrative approach to peacebuilding (AnxiousPeace) aims at answering adequately the question of how to reduce the ethnic distance between the people previously involved in armed conflicts and, overall, improve inter-ethnic relations in post-conflict societies. Using a novel interdisciplinary approach at the nexus of peacebuilding studies, social psychology, neurobiology, and body-oriented somatic approaches, AnxiousPeace will integrate the two research lines and break ground in the understanding of why inter-ethnic relations in post-conflict ’divided cities’ remain hostile and exhibit a high ethnic distance despite intense peacebuilding efforts, whereas in other cities in post-conflict society in question relations between the same ethnic groups can be peaceful and the ethnic distance low. Project is financed by Slovenian Research Agency (code N5–0178)


Project phases

3_faze projekta

Duration of the project is divided into several different Working packages, which are planned continously in order to reach the most efficient research results. Project management and dissemination of the results is running through the whole duration of the project.