Sida Support to the PRONI Institute of Social Education Projects in the Balkans
Birgitta Berggren , Bodil Eriksson
Ten years after the outbreak of the war in the Balkans, the afflicted countries are struggling with the consequences of the conflict. Through a wide array of interventions the international community has tried to assist in the reconstruction. In 1999, in order to apply a regional approach, a number of countries have concluded a Stability Pact for South East Europe to support the countries in transition and especially those hard hit by the war. As a consequence of a large-scale exodus of experienced and well-educated citizens there is insufficient political opposition to hard-line nationalist politicians. The population has been left disillusioned and pessimistic about its own future. Reports show that more than 60% of young people would prefer to live in another country.