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Shared societies and values - Why?

A communities become ever more inter-twined and intercultural. More than ninety percent of the world’s countries have at least ten percent minority. Leaders face the challenge of building and maintaining social cohesion in their diversified communities and countries.

How they respond to social cohesion differs from leader to leader, from country to country, but one element remains true for all: they need knowledge, options and tools to address this challenge.

Reconnecting company success with social progress means that shared value is not on the margin of what companies do, but at the center. Countries and companies have a common goal of creating shared value by reconceiving the intersection between society and corporate performance. Society is being more stabele, safe and prosperous in diversities as a shared society. That is why we are working on bringing together the principles and practices of shared societies and creation of shared values. 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.

“We really have no other alternative.
We either learn to get along and respect one another – and not define each other by negative reference – while celebrating our diversity, or we are finished.”

Bill Clinton,
Honorary Chair of the Club de Madrid

Shared societies and values

A communities become ever more inter-twined and intercultural. More than ninety percent of the…

Planned activities

Research, support and promotion of Shared societies and values concept. Research and…

Expected results

Identification and promotion of values that are contributing to greater social inclusion of…

Initial projects

“EU strategy for Bosnia and Herzegovina from the perspective of shared societies and values”


Foundation Shared Societies and Values