About MIP

The Mechanism Information Programme for Affected Communities (MIP) is an initiative of the Mechanism’s External Relations Office, in partnership with the European Union, to improve the knowledge and understanding of citizens and communities in the countries of the former Yugoslavia about the crimes committed in the region during the conflicts of the 1990’s.

The MIP aims to contribute to the processes of transitional justice and strengthening the rule of law in the Western Balkans region. MIP initiatives use the archives of the ICTY and Mechanism, as well as their overall legacies, to present fact-based accounts of crimes committed during the conflicts – in particular through the adjudicated cases of these institutions.

The programme seeks to engage the following key stakeholders in the countries of the former Yugoslavia:

  • victims’ groups,
  • young people,
  • educators,
  • media,
  • civil society organisations, and
  • academics. 

As the successor to the ICTY’s Outreach Programme, the MIP continues to support post-conflict development and efforts to achieve lasting peace in the region of the former Yugoslavia.