The Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies

The Peace Institute (PI) uses scientific research and activism aimed at creating and preserving a society capable of critical thought and based on the principles of equality, responsibility, solidarity, human rights and the rule of law.

The Institute develops interdisciplinary research, educational, advocacy and awareness-raising activities in four thematic fields: human rights and minorities, politics, media, and gender. Acting as a research and civil society organisation, it focuses mainly on Slovenia, but it is also participating in numerous cross-border collaborative actions and comparative research on EU level and in the region of South East Europe. The PI acts as an ally of vulnerable groups and against discrimination in partnership with them. It has carried out projects in support and advancement of the rights of children, women, victims of crimes, defendants in criminal proceedings, Roma communities, “erased people”, refugees and migrants, stateless people, LGBT communities, journalists and others.

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