The project in the second phase (until June 2019) intended to enhance the inclusiveness of local level governance by undertaking joint assessments of common problems and creating local dialogue platforms - bringing together local leaders as well as civil society, youth, religious leaders, women’s organizations and relevant local level authorities. These dialogue platforms were established as genuine bases for collaboration among diverse stakeholders and empowering them with collaborative leadership and peacebuilding skills. The project ensured that women and girls become active participants of the platforms. The aim for the joint problem analysis, and the dialogue platforms encouraged communities discuss (common) challenges and common solutions to these problems through collaboration.
Small grants were allocated through a public call for project proposals, supporting activities and initiatives that improve social cohesion.
Under auspices of the BiH Presidency, the project worked with youth as the priority target group beyond the selected municipalities in an aim of generating a group of future leaders with an ability to lead collaboratively. Youth was supported to lead dialogues on issues particularly affecting youth and to engage on issues, such as the SDGs, education, culture and brain drain. Youth was supported to lead dialogues, on issues particularly affecting them, through dialogue platforms with BiH Presidency.
The project focused on BiH’s potential to be at the forefront of promoting greater appreciation and acceptance of diversity with its intercultural dynamics. Activities in this sphere aimed to demonstrate the power of education and culture to promote a rich and diverse BiH society.
Media were targeted to capitalize on their potential for social cohesion rhetoric. The project partners initiated a process of engaging media in a dialogue on peacebuilding and the role of media in rational and impartial reporting. Finally, the project aimed for the media outlets and journalists to sign a pact for promoting peace through their reporting.