Bridges for the New Balkans was a regional media project that began in 2000 and was successfully implemented in Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Kosovo and Serbia and Montenegro. Using media as a tool, the project enhanced trust among populations in the Balkans as a first step toward building regional cooperation. Since the beginning of the Bridges for the New Balkans, approximately 500 journalists, academics and other professionals from different countries in the region have been involved in the project.

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The Centre for Common Ground (CCG as SFCG is known in Europe) has been working toward reconciliation, interethnic relations and stability in the Western Balkans since 1994, beginning with Macedonia and later expanding into Kosovo after war erupted there. Although inter-communal tensions never exploded into full civil strife as they did in Kosovo, Macedonia did balance on the verge of civil war in early 2001 and sharp divides still exists between ethnic Macedonians, Albanians, Turks and Roma. Read more ...

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