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Improving intercultural understanding in Macedonia

British Embassy completes successful project support on multiculturalism in municipalities in Macedonia.

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Mechanisms to improve intercultural understanding in Macedonia.
Mechanisms to improve intercultural understanding in Macedonia.

Mechanisms and tools needed to improve intercultural understanding in some multiethnic municipalities in Macedonia were at the centre of the debate organised on 26 March in Tetovo as a closing event of the two year programme assistance supported by the British Embassy in Macedonia. Speakers at the debate were professors from universities in Macedonia ans experts in the field.

Our Charge D’Affairs Christine Winterburn on behalf of the British Embassy thanked the organisation ADI and the municipalities for their partnership and hard work on this process and being agents for change.

She also said:

Diversity is not a mathematical equation that needs to be solved. It is a way of life, in all of its aspects. We are hearing every day that even companies with more diversity – gender, ethnic, cultural, or any other ground perform better. So we all need to applaud and encourage not only municipalities, but also companies to promote diversity.

The project was implemented by the Association for Democratic Initiatives - ADI from Gostivar in the period of June 2013-March 2015 with the partnership of the municipalities of Tetovo, Gostivar, Kichevo, Vrapchishte, Jegunovce and Brvenica. The work in this project extended its outreach to local communities, businesses, civil society and youth.

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Published 26 March 2015