of OSI’s regional initiatives, the East-East program, is an
instrument to foster cooperation among the countries of the region.
The process of European integration for countries of Eastern Europe
(post-communist) has come to require regional approaches, which
incorporate region wide perspectives and goals to create international
initiatives that work to produce development and progress. The East
East program brings together individuals and institutions from the
Central and Eastern Europe to exchange experiences, establish dialogue
and build ideas for social progress.
Priority importance under the program
will go to:
The field includes local government development, strengthening the
third sector, improving social service delivery and providing assistance
to the vulnerable people and marginalized groups of the society.
Discussion of EU integration issues
These issues are perceived through the optics of inter-regional
integration and are materialized through cross border cooperational
Change of mind-set
This direction is to be realized through encouraging dialogue among
people in the various spheres of life, especially in the media,
NGO-s and through constant communication and exchanges among/between
Strengthening civil society
The civil society is strengthened through providing support for
exchange programs between/among NGO-s to give them the opportunity
to gain from the experience of neighboring countries and to seek
new solutions to the cultural and ethnical frictions of their transitional
The activities supported under
the East East Program require partnerships with organizations and
institutions in other countries of Eastern and Central Europe.