The project – Regional Network for Cultural Diversity contributes to reconciliation and intercultural tolerance by opening new channels of communication for the independent cultural societies, offering them networking opportunities away from the political stage. In the Western Balkan countries, few mechanisms provide regional cultural communication. The project addresses this gap by offering networking opportunities that facilitate the exchange of experiences through joint projects, public events and campaigns. These promote diverse cultural initiatives and provide space for the presentation of the work of smaller grassroots initiatives in the regional arena.
READ is funded by the European Commission within the Civil Society and Media Program and is implemented by Goethe-Institut Skopje together with the Partner organizations: Center for Balkan Cooperation – Loja (North Macedonia), Fondacioni Instituti i Librit dhe i Promocionit (Albania), Kalem Culture Association (Turkey), Association Krokodil (Serbia) and Qendra Multimedia (Kosovo).