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Addressing the Challenges for Paving the Future to Regional Confidence Building

Duration:  Monday, 1 March, 2004 to Saturday, 30 April, 2005
Partners: Forum for Ethnic Relation (Belgrade), Kosovo Action for Civil Initiative (Kosovo/UNMIK), Centre for Tolerance and Dialogue (Podgorica) and Euro-Balkan Institute (Skopje)

Area: Albania, Kosovo/UNMIK, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia
Donor: Balkan Trust for Democracy, Kosovo Foundation for Open Society

Project Description: Young leaders from Serbia, Montenegro, Kosova, Albania and Macedonia came together to share their experiences and ideas and established a network, Balkan Youth Initiative for commonly addressing regional challenges. The youth involved in this network included political leaders, Members of Parliament, leaders of youth party forums, elected local government officials, students, public opinion makers and columnists, representatives of youth NGOs etc.

The main activities of the project consisted of three round-tables taking place in Tirana, Prishtina and Cetinje.

An highlighted event during the Tirana round-table was the meeting of the young leaders with the President of Albania, Mr.

Alfred Moisiu. On this occasion, the President emphasized the importance of the mutual reconciliation and trust building among the young generations in our region and congratulated the young leaders for their cooperation.