Topics: Peace and Human Rights
Social Change
Regional focus: Europe
Origin: Croatia
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Vesna Teršelič is Founder and Director of the organization “Documenta – Center for Dealing with the past” based in Croatia. The central aim of her work is to establish factual truth about the war and to contribute to shifting the discussion from the level of dispute over facts towards a dialogue on interpretations.

In doing so she continues her previous work as Director of the Center for Peace Studies, Zagreb, and as Founder and Coordinator of the Anti-War Campaign in Croatia. She also gained experience as a facilitator in conflict situations mostly in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Kyrgistan.

She was awarded the Right Livelihood Award in 1998 for her efforts in building peace, justice and reconciliation on the Balkans, after having been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997.

Last updated: 2015