Jasminko Halilovic

Bosnia And Herzegovina


Jasminko is the founder and director of the War Childhood Museum – the world’s only museum that focuses exclusively on the experience of childhood affected by war. The museum was awarded the Council of Europe 2018 Museum Prize. Jasminko is also the founder and president of URBAN Association – one of the leading cultural NGOs in the Balkans region. He is the author and editor of several books, including the award-winning “War Childhood” that has been translated into six languages. In 2018, Jasminko became the first Bosnian to be selected for the prestigious Forbes “30 under 30” list.

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“While not all of you can share the experience of growing up in war like these children, we can relate to their fears, dreams and hopes. In the end, we are all survivors of our own stories and we all should have a platform to share our stories in our own words.”

Jasminko Halilovic