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General Purposes

Transfuse Association

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2007–December 31, 2008
  • Location Berlin, Germany
  • Geographic Focus Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro

About this grant

The project goal is to strengthen the leadership capacities of young people from Southeast Europe by supporting an emerging, action-oriented network of young professionals. The Transfuse Association supports cooperation and dialogue among its members through an annual conference and general assembly, a Web site and online members’ directory, a leadership development program, and ad hoc activities facilitated by a small program staff based in Berlin, Germany. In 2005, the association organized its annual conference in Ohrid, Macedonia, and brought high level speakers in to discuss European integration policies toward the Balkans. In 2006, the association organized its annual conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and focused on religion and politics. Also in 2006, the association launched a new leadership development program for members and other young leaders from Southeast Europe. The Transfuse Association currently has 75 members that are primarily from the Western Balkans, Bulgaria, Greece, Moldova, Romania, and Turkey.