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General Purposes

Borderland Foundation

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $120,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2006
  • Location Sejny, Poland
  • Geographic Focus Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia

About this grant

This grant will enable the Borderland Foundation to continue its cross-border efforts by enhancing multicultural understanding and exchange through the region of Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) and the former Soviet Union. The Borderland Foundation – located in Sejny, a town in northeastern Poland that borders Lithuania, Russia and Belarus – was established to promote positive ethnic relations in the region.Multiyear funding will support activities that include continuing to establish the International Centre for Dialogue in Krasnogruda; organizing conferences and seminars on intercultural practices and dialogue; publishing books and materials on multiculturalism; and encouraging information sharing among organizations working on cross-border and intercultural programs. In addition, the foundation plans a yearlong program entitled, "Bosnian Triptych" to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre.Recent achievements included establishing an endowment fund; connecting organizations working on multicultural heritage with CEE/Russia and other countries through the Glass Bead Game program; developing the International Centre for Dialogue in Krasnogruda; recognizing individuals who contributed to positive cross-border relations; organizing conferences and seminars; and receiving international recognition through the media.