In 2009 an EU resolution was passed which stated:
“The European Parliament calls on the Council to commemorate appropriately the anniversary of the Srebrenica-Potočari act of genocide by supporting Parliament’s recognition of 11 July as the day of commemoration of the Srebrenica genocide all over the EU and to call on all the countries of the western Balkans to do the same.”
Through commemoration, Remembering Srebrenica aims to teach current and future generations about the consequences of hatred and intolerance in all communities. Remembering Srebrenica and our 1,000 Community Champions and supporters hold community action to mark the EU-designated Srebrenica Memorial Day on and around 11th July. The UK was the first country to lead on this initiative through Remembering Srebrenica. The community action to mark Srebrenica Memorial Day honour the victims and survivors of the genocide and offer a unique opportunity to remember the lives lost in Srebrenica, to highlight the continued consequences of genocide, and to reaffirm our own commitment to strong community relations here in the UK. It is through these powerful messages at community action that we are all able to strengthen our resolve and send out a message to all those attempting to create divisions within our societies.
If you wish to find out more about the community action that we have organised since then, please follow the links below.