Conference Yugoslavia: “Peaceful Transition at a bearable social cost”

The main goal of the conference was to provide a public space in the Balkans for a discussion of transition in Yugoslavia in the context of the positive experience in peaceful transition in Bulgaria and Macedonia. At the conference in Skopje that goal was definitely achieved. Media coverage was also envisaged. Media coverage was better than expected in Bulgaria and Macedonia and worse than expected in Serbia. Ways of furthering of the debate in Serbia have been subsequently discussed between the Bulgarian and Serbian co-organizers, as well as, with other possible Serbian partners. The project was a first step in Balkan co-operation for the solution of a major regional political problem.

Period: May 2000 - July 2000
Coordinators: Deyan Kiuranov
Financing Organisations: Freedom House
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