This exchange is organised as part of the process of building European Network for Nonviolence and Dialog (ENND) initiated by PDCS. In ENND we focus on conflicts that currently attract the attention of European media and the public hence steer public discussions, opinions and form values among citizens. We aim to create a functional movement/network (ENND) of civic actors interested in peaceful interventions in current value based conflicts in the CEE region. We believe the strength in the voices of the joined forces of like minded individuals and organizations who share European values and a nonviolent approach. The purpose is to learn from each other, collecting tested conflict intervention approaches, supporting each other's interventions, and organizing public campaigns promoting common goals and values.
The aim of the Belgrade event is to discuss the role of the media in current (and past) conflicts across Europe and to initiate conversation on potential solutions. The exchange will gather individual experts and civil society representatives from Europe to discuss how the media influences conflicts in society, evaluate the situation in different parts of Europe, comparing and brainstorming the solutions.