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Moj Dom | Refugees, migrations and erased memories in the aftermath of the Yugoslav wars

Over 30 years have passed since the Yugoslav wars started, but the events still echo today. How people recall the wars – and the forced migrations or displacements due to them – affects internal diplomacy and the current cultural, educational, social, and urban policies.

The project Moj Dom, which means “My home”, aims to delve into the different interpretations of the Yugoslav wars, considering the issues resulting from either traumas or exploited use of memories. Its core idea is that research can lead to collective reflections on how a war event changes the sense of home among those forced to migrate. Moj Dom aims to analyse reception policies in arrival countries through focus groups and individual testimonies.

Moj Dom involves eight partners from four EU countries: Croatia, Germany, Italy and Slovenia. Every partner gathers and shares a compendium of memories and oral testimonies about the consequences of migrations and displacements during the Yugoslav wars. Once the research is completed, the consortium plans to organise educational workshops in secondary schools, universities or local youth centres and to fashion an educational toolkit.

Public art is a crucial component of the project. Namely, the consortium plans to produce:

  • A monographic publication exploring how those who have lost their homes have recounted their uprooting through art;
  • An exhibition;
  • A short documentary;
  • A theatre play.

Codici is the leading partner of the project.

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