By connecting personal stories from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus, and the Balkans, the purpose is to support comprehensive learning with experiences from different conflicting areas. The objectives of the project are to raise awareness and encourage reflection, to contribute to dismantle the concepts of “enemies” and “others” as weel as to enhance the process of dialogue and trust-building among the parties involved. Ultimately, the aim is to commit people to promote peaceful actions and dialogue within divided societies.
“Human Faces of Conflicts” has an international project team of nine volunteers coming from Armenia, France, Georgia, Germany, Italy, Russia, Ukraine and the UK. They are young professionals working as analysts, researchers, consultants and artists in universities, think-tanks, non-governmental organisations and governmental institutions. The implementation of the project is daily managed by a Core Team composed of the two project coordinators, Serena Bonato (Italy) and Michael Lambert (France), together with Tatevik Bijoyan (Armenia) and Irina Knyazeva (Russia). A Supporting Team is assisting the Core Team on specific tasks and is composed of Zurab Aznaurashvili (Georgia), Oleksandra Garshyna (Ukraine), Clare Liu (UK), Sarah Pagung (Germany), Lubov Vnukova (Russia).