Following the 2001 Ohrid Agreement which ended the armed conflict between the Macedonian security forces and Albanian insurgents, Macedonia’s membership in NATO and its progress towards the EU have been halted by its on-going name dispute with Greece.

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GCCT members from Macedonia

1) Civil – Center for Freedom

Civil has conducted numerous campaigns and projects on human rights, peace and reconciliation, tolerance, and arms control. Civil is renowned as a truly committed organization which is always on alert to react to violations and deterioration in those spheres, as well as to propose constructive solutions to problems. Read more…


2) Community Development Institute

CDI is actively working to introduce different methods and tools for transforming conflicts. In the past 15 years, CDI has used different methods for conflict transformation including the presentation of good practices for conflict transformation in different cultures and countries by using study visits as a tool, plus working with children and young people from different ethnic and religious background (with special attention to relations between Macedonian and Albanian young people) in order to raise their awareness about the advantages living in a multicultural environment provides. Read more…


3) Training Center for Management of Conflicts

TCMC’s aim is improve democratization and integration processes in Macedonia by creating safe places for dialogue, where groups and individuals can feel equal in their possibilities to share their opinions, as well as by fostering active participation of citizens in decision making processes. Read more…


A statue of Aleksandar the Great in Skopje, Macedonia (Photography courtesy of Panoramas, published under Creative Commons license)

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