The first meeting of the partners to the W-Child project, Behind Closed Doors. Growing up under Totalitarian Regimes / Growing up in Wartime, was held in Sarajevo in September 2019.
The W-Child project, Behind Closed Doors. Growing Up Under Totalitarian Regimes / Growing Up in Wartime, is an EU funded project within the Europe for Citizens – European Remembrance programme. The project brings together four organisations from four countries affected by wars and/or totalitarian regimes during the 20th century: URBAN Association (Bosnia and Herzegovina) as the lead partner, the Civic Academy Foundation – Memorial to the Victims of Communism and of the Resistance (Romania), the ATRIUM Association (Italy) and Post Bellum (Czech Republic). The project aims to encourage young people in the four countries – Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, Italy and the Czech Republic – to reflect upon how totalitarian regimes in Europe and armed conflicts in Bosnia have affected the lives of children, to realise the brutality of these systems, to understand and appreciate the benefits and rights that a peaceful and democratic Europe has to offer, and to commemorate and pass on the stories of victims.