Understanding divisive narratives in Serbia and Kosovo

Peaceful Change initiative is pleased to present research undertaken by Ipsos in order to understand how divisive narratives are generated and disseminated in mainstream media in Serbia and Kosovo. The research is available here: Understanding divisive narratives qualitative research – online focus groups The findings and recommendations of this research Understanding divisive narratives – media analysis will be… Read more »

Giulia Pellegrini

Giulia currently works with Allianz Global Investors as Deputy Chief Investment Officer for emerging markets debt. Before that, Giulia worked as Head of Emerging Markets Sustainable Investing for Black Rock and as Sub-Saharan Africa Chief Economist and Strategist for JP Morgan, working in South Africa. Before entering the private sector, Giulia worked for the Government… Read more »

Dr Joan McGregor

Joan is a conflict transformation specialist with over 40 years’ experience in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Her experience covers direct intervention in conflict mediation, conflict sensitivity, conflict analysis and much more – with a focus on community-level interventions. Joan worked for many years with Responding to Conflict and currently engages extensively as consultant… Read more »

Kosovo: Supporting civic responses during the COVID-19 pandemic

Despite good intentions and efforts to treat all citizens equally, regardless of their ethnicity, the Kosovo government has experienced a lack of capacity to address the needs of all communities living in Kosovo, as COVID-19 mitigation measures have been introduced.  Government institutions have been weakened by the political crisis and the collapse of the government;… Read more »

Anton Shihoff

Anton is an engineer and investor who has established and helped develop numerous early and growth-stage technologies companies over the last 20 years.  He has led public market listings and private sales; worked with a wide variety of top-tier investment funds and banks; as well as advising a governmental investment agencies on their policies relating… Read more »

PCi’s Second Annual Media Award Launched

In a first-time hybrid event, PCi publicly launched the 2nd annual Media Award for multi-ethnic coexistence in Kosovo and Serbia at a press conference which was simultaneously held in Belgrade and in Pristina. Members of the two juries (the award is awarded for media content in both Albanian and Serbian language) and some of last… Read more »

PCi’s Media Award in Kosovo and Serbia: Call for applications is open

Peaceful Change initiative is delighted to announce that for the second year running, we are inviting journalists, editors, media representatives, and others, to share with us their stories on multi-ethnic coexistence in Kosovo and Serbia. The original idea for the Award came as a result of a series of Media Consultation Dialogues which have brought… Read more »

Ian Bancroft

Ian Bancroft has been based in the former Yugoslavia for over a decade. He has worked for the EU in Kosovo, and the OSCE in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina, and has written extensively about Balkan affairs for a variety of publications, including The Guardian and Radio Free Europe. He has lectured on conflict and peacebuilding, and… Read more »

Michael Holland

Michael spent 10 years in industry as a qualified finance executive, then 20 years as a business and technology consultant helping organisations with back office transformation and change programmes. Michael has been a trustee since 2015.

A tool for conflict sensitive decision-making – Discussion note 1

This is the first discussion note in a series intended to inform development of a new tool for conflict sensitive decision-making related to international humanitarian, development and peacebuilding assistance.  The tool is intended to help decision makers determine whether an action is conflict sensitive before it is taken and consists of 5 tests, or questions,… Read more »