Without the commitment and efforts of our partners, a project like Vacation from War would not be possible.

Since many years, we work with the following partner organizations in the three countries of the Former Yugoslavia: the association Prijateljice from Tuzla and the association Sara in Srebrenica in Bosnia-Herzegovina as well as the Youth Center in Gornji Vakuf-Uskoplje; In Vukovar, Croatia we work with the association “Our House Europe” and in Sombor (Serbia) our partner organization is “LINK”. In the summer of 2014, our partner organizations collectively founded the network “Youth United in Peace” to further promote the cooperation across borders and make it more visible. In december 2016, only two years later, YU-Peace was awarded the “Krunoslav Sukic Prize” by the “Center for Peace, Non-Violence and Human Rights” in Osiijek, Croatia.

Particularly in the project part in former Yugoslavia, the very activities that form the core of our work were difficult if not impossible to realize under pandemic conditions: personal meetings of large groups who often travel long distances for this purpose. On behalf of our partner organisations in former Yugoslavia, Jelena Stulic, member of the network Youth United in Peace and co-founder of LINK, our partner organisation in Sombor, Serbia, describes the current situation in Serbia and the work of YU-Peace under corona conditions.