Balkan Studies Center (BSC) was established at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS). BSC's mission is to motivate and support the academic community, policy-makers and the public in the promotion of scholarly research and policy-analysis related to the Balkans history, political economy, culture, literature, arts and architecture, foreign policy and security that will inevitably lead towards tolerance, understanding and the regional cooperation. The work of the Center will contribute to creating a peaceful, just and prosperous Balkans through training of young academicians who are interested in specialization in certain fields in the region.