European Community project in South-Eastern Europe, 1998-2001
European Community project "The Royaumont
Process" was launched, aimed at stabilizing social and cultural life of the Balkan
countries, strengthening foundations of good neighborliness, developing
inter-ethnic relations and improving mutual understanding of their peoples.
Sponsored by the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and organized by the BIC (Baha'i International Community), this project was successfully held
in 8 countries of Southern-Eastern Europe, including Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Romania
and Slovenia for over 200 educators, theater producers and journalists. As a
continuation of the project, many socially oriented local projects
were launched in these countries by the trainees. For example,
in 2000 a national wide Tour of the Happy Hippo Show was held in 24
cities of Macedonia. A ZIPoPo TV
program was started that same year in Rousse, Bulgaria. In Zagreb, Croatia, a radio Talk-Show based on ZIPoPo methodology was
started and a ZIPoPo Social Center for Alcohol Addicts was opened. In Romania, ZIPoPo was taken to many schools and Youth Centers.
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