Remembering the Srebrenica Genocide

Srebrenica is an appeal for peace, for solidarity and love to all human beings. It is necessary not to despair, because we have to start again and again, to move in the right direction. Last but not least, Srebrenica is a word for me that presents a challenge, as we should not only pray for the poor victims but also pray and forgive those who committed the crimes. It is also necessary that future generations know what happened and what they must do to prevent such events.” Dr. Erhard Busek.

Today we remember the Srebrenica Genocide, one of the darkest moments in modern European history.

We pay tribute to the victims and their families with this text by Erhard Busek, which was published in 2015 as part of our exhibition and publication project SREBRENICA TODAY.

SREBRENICA TODAY was initiated on the occasion of the commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide and the signing of the Dayton Agreement. It was shown on 11 July at the Srebrenica-Potočari Memorial Center as part of the official commemoration ceremony. You can read the full text by Erhard Busek and more on the SREBRENICA TODAY project on Tipping Point the ERSTE Foundation’s magazine: Srebrenica today – Tipping Point Magazine


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Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.