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Working towards Sustainable Development: Green policies as a development opportunity

The Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence (BFPE) is a non-governmental, non-party and non-profit organization, founded in October 2003. The BFPE is dedicated to facilitating the process of building and continuous development of a new democratic leadership in the political sphere, as well as leaders in other segments of public life who will steer Serbia towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration. The scope of our work is focused on institutional and policy reform processes in various sectors, the further democratization of Serbia and the European integration perspectives. The BFPE activities have been addressing issues of parliamentary capacity building, local self-government and public administration reform, regional cooperation, foreign and security policy, social inclusion, sustainable local development, gender equality, youth, minority rights, etc. BFPE is part of the Network of Schools of Political Studies operating under the auspices of the Council of Europe, with the aim to promote European values by actively creating the next generation of leaders in South-East Europe, the Caucasus, Russia, North Africa and central Europe.

The overall objective of the action is to facilitate the establishment of amicable and stable relations between Serbia and Kosovo by creating links of cooperation transcending the realm of politics. The contribution to the overall objective will be made by achieving the specific objective: Rebuilt mutual trust and understanding between Serbian and Kosovar societies by initiating cooperation among various professional groups, entrepreneurs and young IT experts and innovators on both sides. The project consists of a series of activities that are carried out in order to: establish direct dialogue among non-political actors in Serbia and Kosovo, the action will create pre-conditions for rebuilding mutual trust, understanding and respect among them contributing to good and stable neighborly relations. In addition, by linking them around matters of common interest and concern their improved relations will bring benefits and contribute to the improvement of everyday life of citizens.