History

In 2008, the Mitrovica Rock School started as a project at the request of local musicians. The original Mitrovica Rock School project was managed by Musicians Without Borders and Community Building Mitrovica, with support from Fontys Rockacademie and IKV Pax Christi.

With support from the Matra program of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Mitrovica Rock School was able grow from a promising project to a successful organization, and in 2012 the Rock School registered as an independent NGO.

In its ten years of existence, some 1,100 youth have attended the Mitrovica Rock School. The school has produced 44 ethnically mixed bands, 19 of which wrote/write original songs.

First summer school in 2008 (several participants not pictured), with partners Musicians Without Borders, Fontys Rockacademie, and Community Building Mitrovica

2012 Summer School, with partners Mostar Rock School, Fontys Rockacademie, Community Building Mitrovica, and Musicians Without Borders

2018 Summer School, with partners Roma Rock School, Music School Enterprise, Fontys Rockacademie, and Musicians Without Borders