As a historical crossroads of empires and cultures, the Balkan Peninsula is the center of political, cultural and religious influences that make it a significant field for interreligious and intercultural peacebuilding in Europe in the 21st century. In this session, panelists will offer their perspectives on peacebuilding initiatives undertaken in the Balkans and recommend action steps toward a peaceful and democratic future in the region. This session also will feature a presentation of the Balkan Peace Road project promoted by UPF.

Session 4D on Peace Initiatives in the Balkans was moderated by Prof. Anis Bajrektarevic, Head, IFIMES Permanent Mission to Austria and Vienna-based Intl Organisations.
Left to Right: Dr. Arben Sulejmani, head of foreign affairs, Bektashi Order, Albania, Ms. Manjola Vasmatics, Secretary General, Tirana UPF Peace Council, Albania, and Hon. Dr. Skender Recica, Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, Kosovo.
Dr. Arben Sulejmani, head of foreign affairs at Bektashi World headquarters (Tirana- Albania), reads the message on behalf of World leader, Hajji Baba Edmond Brahimaj.
Mr. Alksandar Pekovic, Ljubljana Creative Forum, Serbia
The panel of session 4D.

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