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Project Mostar - Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate: Imagine public space the way you need it

Ивана Велкова
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Project Mostar - Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate: Imagine public space the way you need it

Mostar – Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate is a three-year project, which aims to improve the contents and use of public spaces in Mostar through the active involvement of citizens and support for their initiatives that contribute to the quality of civic, cultural, and economic life in the city of Mostar. The project intends to support citizens and local authorities to effectively use new skills, tools, and mechanisms to address priorities in an inclusive, gender-sensitive, participatory and systematic manner.

Partners from the local community will implement a series of innovative activities to initiate and involve citizens with the aim of establishing a dialogue between communities, regarding common priorities, within their spheres of activity.

In addition, the Project will directly allocate funds (grant) for the financing of infrastructure projects and interventions in public space, as well as initiatives that will be led and designed by citizens, and which relate to common public space and common activities.


Through several events and public discussions, the citizens of Mostar shared their opinion about which public spaces within their city require immediate interventions.


This action was provided through “Project Mostar – Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate”, which seeks to improve public spaces and their use in Mostar through activating citizens and supporting citizen-led initiatives that contribute to shared civic, cultural and economic life in Mostar.


Mostar-based project partners implemented a series of innovative activities to engage and involve citizens with the goal of establishing dialogue between communities on common priorities, within the overall framework of the project partners’ spheres of activities.

In addition, the Project foresees funds for financing infrastructural investments in public spaces, as well as initiatives to be led and designed by citizens, which relate to common public spaces.


The project team solicited ideas and suggestions from citizens about interventions in outdoor public spaces. These suggestions received from the citizens were submitted to the relevant department of the City of Mostar administration for their review. The City of Mostar issued an official statement on which of the suggested interventions could be implemented within the foreseen time period and in accordance with the project budget.

Based on this, the project team agreed on a list of around 70 possible interventions that the project might implement. The Consortium published a survey, which consortium partners shared with their respective audiences, to allow Citizens of Mostar to vote for the interventions in public spaces that they would like to see implemented through this project.

The project "Mostar - Spaces to Activate and Rejuvenate" is funded by the Government of the United Kingdom. The project leading partner is People in Need (PIN), a Czech non-profit, non-governmental organization that provides humanitarian and development aid in more than 30 countries around the world. Along with PIN, equal members of the consortium are Everyday Peace Indicators (EPI), Youth Cultural Center Abrašević (OKC Abrašević), Local Democracy Agency Mostar (LDA Mostar), and Nešto Više (NV).

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