A. Reconciliation: easy to say, hard to achieve?

Studies conducted around Europe after World War II have shown that long-term distrust, hatred and other negative relations between nations that had conflicts in the past can be ended only if new generations are involved in the reconciliation process and build sustainable contacts ensuring that way safety, long-term peace and undisturbed development. Young people are open and ready to learn, evolve and bring positive changes into their societies if they are given a chance. Therefore, it is very important to enable them to travel, to meet their peers from other societies and to exchange ideas and experiences with them and also to adopt new skills and knowledge together. In this context, organizing youth exchanges in the post-conflict and frozen conflict areas makes a platform that encourage and contribute to processes of reconciliation among nations and societies, creates an atmosphere of cooperation, understanding and acceptance and thereby makes an impact to positive social, economic and cultural development of the whole region.

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