Strategy 2007-2017

Strategy for NPA SEE Civil Society and Media
Development Programme for the period 2007 – 2017
1.0. Background

The countries in the region of South East Europe are slowly recovering from years of war, disintegration and conflict. The wars following the break-up of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (SFRJ) led to mass movements of people and resettlement along ethnic lines. The wars thus produced considerable demographic changes in the composition of the population in many countries and areas in SEE. This fact is still today a major obstacle to reconciliation and normalization of relationships between the peoples and states in the region, and it will be for many years to come. If not dealt with appropriately, this can be seeds for future conflicts. In addition, final status of some geographical and political entities in the region has not been completed. Future stability in the region depends on adequate, just and appropriate solutions to these questions. Continue reading