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Centar za izgradnju mira (CIM, Center for Peacebuilding)

National Network: 
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Otoke 8
Sanski Most
+387 61 443 988
Telephone (other): 
+387 62 795 532
Organisation Type: 
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment: 
Fields of Activity: 
General Information: 

CIM is made up of two full-time staff, a youth volunteer club with around 30 members, a 5 member board of trustees, and a 10 member assembly.
CIM's budget is around 11,000 USD annually. 10,000 USD come from a grant from an international NGO called Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), while the remaining 1,000 USD come from private donations (local and international) and participation fees for foreign language classes.
CIM uses a variety of models for action: workshops, seminars, and dialogue groups bringing together diverse individuals; intercultural lectures and films; and intercultural exchanges.

Mission and Objectives: 

CIM's mission is to rebuild trust and foster reconciliation among the people of Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croats, Serbs, Bosniaks, and others - as well as support peace processes in other countries that have suffered from violent conflicts.

Main Projects / Activities: 

CIM's main projects include:
1. Annual Peace Camp: This peace camp brings together Bosnian youth from different ethnic and religious backgrounds to foster trust and reconciliation, while equipping youth with skills in nonviolent communication and conflict resolution.
2. Intercultural Exchange: Partnering with different international academic institutions and programs, CIM hosts three international delegations annually.
3. Alternatives to Violence Project (AVP): As part of a network of trainers throughout BiH, CIM staff implement AVP trainings for local educators and others to teach individuals how to respond nonviolently in potentially violent situations.
4. Interreligious Dialogue: Since March 2010, CIM has been working with Sanski Most's local religious leaders to form an interreligious council and conduct dialogue workshops to promote trust and cooperation between Catholic, Orthodox, Protestant, and Muslim communities in Sanski Most.
5. Intercultural Lecture and Films: CIM organizes intercultural lectures and films followed by dialogue for citizens of Sanski Most.

Contact (1) Full Name: 
Vahidin Omanović
Head of the organisation: 
Vahidin Omanović
Contact (2) Full Name: 
Matt Harms