MINELRES: King Baudouin Foundation: Update about our activities in the Balkans

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King Baudouin Foundation: Update about our activities in the Balkans
November 2005

Background information about our activities in the area of the Balkans
is given below. You can also consult this information on www.kbs-frb.be

If you wish to receive regular updates about all our calls for projects,
events, publications and so on, register for our general e-news -
http://www.kbs-frb.be/code/page.cfm?id_page=152&lang=EN&frommail=1.


Key steps in Albania's European Union vocation
http://www.kbs-frb.be/code/page.cfm?id_page=125&id=451&lang=EN&frommail=1

Besnik Mustafaj, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Albania,
delivered a speech on the European future for his country, at a
Breakfast Policy Briefing hosted by the King Baudouin Foundation and the
European Policy Centre. You can download the report here. 


Living Heritage in South East Europe: results and lessons
http://www.kbs-frb.be/code/page.cfm?id_page=125&ID=618&lang=EN&frommail=1

Between 2001 and 2005, the Living Heritage programme of the King
Baudouin Foundation supported some 140 local projects in Bosnia and
Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Macedonia and Romania, for a global ˆ2 million.
It was able to nurture innovative practices in strengthening communities
in remote rural areas through a creative use of cultural resources.
Download here the final report and the 3 national reports.


MINORITY RIGHTS IN PRACTICE IN SOUTH EAST EUROPE 
http://www.kbs-frb.be/code/page.cfm?id_page=125&id=751&lang=EN&frommail=1

Foreword 
http://www.kbs-frb.be/files/db/EN/02NewsletterI_Nov_2005_foreword.pdf

This first issue of the MRP in SEE Newsletter set outs the initial
achievements of the partner organisations involved the "Minority Rights
in Practice in South East Europe" project to foster policy change at
local, national and international levels in order to overcome
discrimination and advocate for effective minority participation in
social, political, cultural and economic life. 

Latest partner news 

- Albania: Media coverage of the 2005 parliamentary elections and the
“Elections, media and minorities Forum” 
http://www.kbs-frb.be/files/db/EN/03NewsletterI_Nov_2005_Albania.pdf

- Bosnia-Herzegovina: NGOs influence in bringing about changes to law on
minorities 
http://www.kbs-frb.be/files/db/EN/04NewsletterI_Nov_2005_Bosnia_Herzegovina.pdf

- Bulgaria: Campaign for political participation of minorities
http://www.kbs-frb.be/files/db/EN/04NewsletterI_Nov_2005_Bosnia_Herzegovina.pdf

- Croatia: Seminar on advocacy for the implementation of international
and national minority rights standards 
http://www.kbs-frb.be/files/db/EN/06NewsletterI_Nov_2005_Croatia.pdf

- Macedonia: New NGO set up 
http://www.kbs-frb.be/files/db/EN/07NewsletterI_Nov_2005_Macedonia.pdf

- Romania: Book launch Barometer of Ethnic Relations 1994-2002 
http://www.kbs-frb.be/files/db/EN/08NewsletterI_Nov_2005_Romania.pdf

- Serbia: Round table on election to National Councils of National
Minorities 
http://www.kbs-frb.be/files/db/EN/09NewsletterI_Nov_2005_Serbia.pdf

- Kosovo: Minority returns to Kosovo 
http://www.kbs-frb.be/files/db/EN/10NewsletterI_Nov_2005_Kosovo.pdf


Update from the Region and from the European Union

- First MRP Regional workshop on Media & Minorities (Sofia, February
2005) 
http://www.kbs-frb.be/files/db/EN/10NewsletterI_Nov_2005_Kosovo.pdf

- DIANET 
http://www.kbs-frb.be/files/db/EN/12NewsletterI_Nov_2005_DIANET.pdf

- EU minority affairs update 
http://www.kbs-
frb.be/files/db/EN/13NewsletterI_Nov_2005_EU_minority_affairs_update.pdf

- Minority rights in the enlarged Europe discussed at the European
Parliament
http://www.kbs-frb.be/code/page.cfm?id_page=240&lang=EN&id_presse=703&frommail=1


The King Baudouin Foundation sincerely thanks the Belgian National
Lottery and all those who have supported its efforts with their
generosity.

For practical details: 
please e-mail: 
info@kbs-frb.be or 
telephone: +32 70 233 728

King Baudouin Foundation, 
rue Brederodestraat 21, 
B-1000 Brussels
Tel : +32 2 511 18 40, 
fax : +32 2 511 52
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