"My city - Intercultural city" is the activity of young people within the project "Balkan regional platform for youth participation and dialogue". The aim of the activity was to promote the cultural and social participation of young people in the local community through research of the presence of different cultures in Zavidovići. A group of young people, with the help of Dragan Šimšić as a mentor, collected materials and facts about the past of Zavidovići.
Zavidovici as an urban settlement was formed at the end of the XIX century and its development was in direct connection with exploitation of wood, the natural wealth of this region. Zavidovići has always been a multi-ethnic and multi-religious city, and at the beginning of the 20th century there were over twenty different nations. As a result of this diversity there was cultural expression and social involvement and it brought the richness of the expressions that make this place absolutely fascinating and unique.
As result of the workshops we created a publication to present the most interesting elements that reflect the presence and influence of different cultures in our city.
Workshops and the publication were realized within the project "BalkanRegional Platform for Participation and Youth Dialogue", funded by the European Union through the Civil Society Facility, Operating Grants to IPA CSO Associations, support to regional thematic associations.
Publication available here.