Results of a Participatory Assessment National and Local Capacities for Strengthening Inter-Ethnic Dialogue and Collaboration



The findings and recommendations in this report are taken directly from a broad series of
consultations with stakeholders at local and national levels in Macedonia aimed at supporting inter-ethnic dialogue and collaboration in the country. The process of assessing capacities included structured and informal meetings, focus group discussions, interviews and training sessions. Those involved were stakeholders from local and national government, Parliament, political parties, professional agencies, international and non-governmental organizations, the media, youth and women’s groups, the business community, as well as civic and religious leaders and academic and legal experts.

This report provides information on the resources, practices, approaches and instruments available to various stakeholders, as well as recommendations for policy makers and community leaders on ways to enhance or build new frameworks and approaches to enhancing inter-ethnic dialogue within their communities.

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