Me, who is writing this article, and you who is reading it, have not decided in which country and which time will be born! There are things that are done or nature, or God, or whoever you believe, but simple we just have not decided. So before you start reading, remember to read it as a person, and not as an individual who belongs to a certain nationality.
At the time when the term ‘globalization’ is among the most frequently used and where everything that happens is claimed to extend to the whole world, to continue to have ethnic problems is almost unacceptable. Different spheres effort to provide young people who have problems among themselves, continue to occur.
The program that I was lucky to be participant, has made me permanently strengthen the fact that all of us are grown up learning different versions of certain events. More precisely, our histories, which are often used by the policies of our countries, to give different direction of general development of countries and the region.
To spend time with young people from countries that in one way or the other, are not completely stable in their countries, and to experience such a good experience, makes us understand deeply that the young, have the will and desire for change. We continue to be victims of various policies that have sown hatred for years, but when we put on the scales, prevails inside the minds of young people so naturally wants peace and ways to move money from these ‘myths’ incorrect that cannot be ‘live together’!
Listening to young people from Serbia who like Rita Ora, hearing the same who want to come to the festival of Dokufest in Prizren; me being one of the many young people who want to go to the Exit festival in Serbia; to have young people from all of the Balkans to appreciate above Sarajevo film Festival, knowing that Tuna and Tose Proeski are acceptable by both communities in Macedonia, are clear signs that we are for peace and accept each other.
The Western Balkan is experiencing changes in terms of breaking down barriers. There are young people who lead very progressive movement and give signs that the situation could be improved. Programs like Youth Reconciliation Ambassador, are designed to help young people to cope with each other in such a way that although way may have vary views, accept contrasting versions of the stories, while we can continue to be more studious and researchers to understand the truth itself initially, and then share them with others depending on their level of professional performance, the community where they live, and work to do.
I wish that ‘black shadows’ that characterize our impressions to each other, continue to be replaced by efforts to overcome barriers, to be predisposing regional cooperation, which would mean stability for the Western Balkans.
Since all of us are aspiring European Union, let us remember the motto on which it is made all the work to date of the merger of so many countries, which is „United in Diversity“!