2016 was a year of learning and growth. We have worked very hard and have shed some tears in the middle of all the joy for being able to contribute our bit of peace to a world that needs it more than ever. 2016 was also a wake-up year in so many respects. Not more than 900 meters away from our office, at the Maelbeek metro station, a bomb killed people just after another one went off at the Brussels airport; the fear associated with terrorism and conflict is now also close to us. It made us realise that, indeed, peacemaking begins at home, leading us to propose a peacebuilding project in our neighbourhood but also to take stock of what we do and how we do it.
Our 2016 Annual Report is a recollection of a year where we faced terror at our doorstep, fought to keep dialogue for peace alive, and continued doing what we believe we do best: be creative, be open, and be sharing. This report includes description of mediatEUr's activities, a summary, and membership and financial information for the year 2016. Read on to find out more.