Since the 2004 EU Eastern enlargement, a crucial feature of the EU integration process has included the European cultural integration. This means that all EU member states, candidate countries and potential candidates should recognize their own national guilts committed in the past. Current trends in the Western Balkans show that nationalism and historical revisionism represents the Arch-enemies of the EU democratic project for the region. They also represent a powerful tool able to nurture new potential conflicts within a region that is notably crucial for the peace and stability of the whole Europe.
At the beginning of 21st century, the nature of human conflicts has profoundly changed. Previous wars between states have been replaced with intra-states conflicts. The vast majority of these new wars is identity-driven and is about the right interpretation of history. These conflicts are emotionally charged and therefore more intense, cruel, and brutal than the old wars between states. Identity-driven conflicts lead to mass expulsions, ethnic cleansing, and genocide.
We-R aims at contributing to democratic integration of multicultural societies which remains one of the major global challenges not only as an objective, but also as a strategy.