In 1990’s Nevena Bajalica and Miško Stanišić left the war-torn Yugoslavia. Nevena emigrated to the Netherlands, while Miško managed to get out of Sarajevo and eventually ended up in Sweden as refugee. It wasn’t easy. During the first years Miško lived in refugee camps around Stockholm, while Nevena was trying to manage in Amsterdam squats. After several years, lots of efforts and hard work, things got better. Both managed to study, to find proper jobs, and managed to get their lives sorted out. Eventually both found their professional and personal interest in the fields of education and civic activism, and in topics related to human rights, war atrocities and crimes and its everlasting consequences, prejudeces, discrimination and xenophobia against various minorities, immigrants and “foreigners”. After decades spent in the Netherlands and Sweden respectively, both felt that their acquired knowledge, accumulated experiences and a unique overview of the ways, trends, needs and potentials both in Western Europe, Scandinavia and in Serbia, should be put in use for developing cooperation and exchange projects in the fields of education and culture, in order to bring together and contribute to all these societies they call “home”. Nevena and Miško met in 2008, and Terraforming was founded.