Humanity in Action Bosnia & Herzegovina is an essential part of a collaborative, international learning community of university students and young professionals in Europe and the United States.
We care deeply about history and constantly compare the past to the present to learn for the future.
We are committed to liberal democracy, pluralism, social justice, and human rights, particularly in the transatlantic context. We promote these values through education and forms of civic engagement shaped by the specific historical and cultural contexts of Bosnia & Herzegovina and our partner organizations in Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland and the United States. As a small but international organization, we connect carefully selected young leaders of diverse backgrounds and identities to support them in acting socially responsibly through understanding other social groups’ perspectives.
We think about the big questions in life and society – like social responsibility, values, universal rights, and empathy for those who we disagree with.
We develop educational programs on human rights and social justice challenges. Together with experts from academia, activism, the arts, journalism, politics and the business world, our Fellows and Senior Fellows discuss critical social justice issues in Bosnia & Herzegovina in our programs. The topics that keep us busy are history, identity, human rights, social justice, immigration and diversity.
The personal and intensive exchange through our programs and the development of independent civil society initiatives, Action Projects, set the path to an active alumni network: the Humanity in Action Senior Fellow community. In supporting our Fellows and Senior Fellows in further developing civic engagement and taking over societal responsibility, the international Humanity in Action network is as decisive resource for education, leadership development and the implementation of projects and initiatives.
Humanity in Action Bosnia & Herzegovina, a non-profit and non-partisan organization, is a part of an international educational organization. It was founded as the most recent partner organization within the international Humanity in Action network in 2011.
We educate, inspire and connect a global network of students, young professionals and established leaders committed to promoting human rights, diversity and active citizenship—in their own communities and around the world.
Since 2005, Humanity in Action has welcomed more than 70 Bosnian university students into the Humanity in Action Fellowship programs in Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United States. The addition of Bosnian Fellows and the study of Bosnian issues, past and present, have immensely enriched the educational experience of the Humanity in Action programs.
In 2020, Humanity in Action Bosnia and Herzegovina will host the fifth Fellowship in Sarajevo and is implementing the eight cycle of the program “Encouraging Democratic Values and Active Citizenship Among Youth” for first and second year university students.