The Macedonian Tendency: New Common Values NGO

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

New Common Values NGO

It will be interesting to see how this new NGO handles the treatment of Macedonians in Bulgaria. Greece and Turkey are excluded, so naturally, I smell a plot! "Pseudo Human Rights Group(?) , I can't be sure, but all the signs are there.

Common Values
FOSIM Web Site:

In 2006 Common Values will implement a regional initiative Minority Rights in Practice in SEE, involving Macedonia, Albania, Serbia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, and Croatia. The Program is financed by FOSIM, King Baudouin Foundation, and Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. It promotes law regulations and ethnic community rights conventions in Macedonia, strengthens the NGO sector to address problems and needs and to include citizens in the decentralization process on national and local level.

Starting from January 2006 Common Values will be a part of the regional project Dialogue for Interaction. Advocacy and Networking Capacity Building for Minority Rights in Practice in SEE – DIANET supported by the European Commission. Common Values will implement the project together with NGOs from Albania and Serbia, and the King Baudouin Foundation.
The overall goal of the project is to increase the possibilities of equal participation and access of minorities in the context of the democratic stabilization of the region, and in view of EU international objectives. Common Values will prepare shadow reports, including results of monitoring and analyzing conditions, problems and needs of minority communities in six municipalities, and enactment of the legislation regarding the protection of minority community rights and their equal participation in the bodies and institutions"

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