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About us

“I am committed to make this Foundation an institution that will bring together individuals willing to work on this important issue and provide them with the platform that will help embrace, develop, make and promote the shared societies and values from my own country to anywhere needed.”

dr. Zlatko Lagumdžija

Foundation “Shared societies and values”, Sarajevo is non-profit organization established in 2014 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The main goal of the Foundation is to promote a concept of shared societies and creation of shared values not only in Bosnia and Herzegovina and across the Balkans region but globally as well.

Throughout its history, Bosnia and Herzegovina was a source of mutual enrichment, understanding among all individuals, as well as an example of mutual respect regarding religious and cultural differences and similarities. For centuries we have lived as one society with our different identities. When democracy entered in Bosnia and Herzegovina many different walls were built in the country and in the region as well. Many different bridges were shattered.

It is time to build new bridges and to rebuild the old ones – the bridges of confidence, trust, mutual cooperation and common and shared future, not only in Bosnia and Herzegovina but in lots of places all over the globe.

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International Advisory Council

Kjell Magne

Former Prime minister of Norway, member of Club de Madrid and Founder of Oslo Center for Peace and Human Righs


Former Prime minister of Canada, Former Secretary General of Club de Madrid, member of Club de Madrid

Wim Kok

Former Prime minister of Netherland, Former President of Club de Madrid, member of Club de Madrid


Chief Executive Officer of World Academy of Art and Science; Chief Executive Officer of World University Consortium…


Honorary President of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), Dean of Dag Hammarskjold University…


Former Secretary General of Club de Madrid, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain


Former President of National Democratic Institute (NDI), member of the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid


President of the Person-Centred Approach Institute (IACP), Secretary General of World University Consortium, Fellow…

Al Mutairi

Dr. Abdulaziz is a leading figure in entrepreneurship in the MENA region.


Rovshan Muradov is the Secretary General of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center, a Fellow of the World Academy of Art …

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Zlatko Lagumdžija

Former Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina, member Club de Madrid …


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