Strategies and Needs of NGOs Dealing with Ethno-Political Conflicts in the New Eastern Democracies

The study describes the strategies and needs of local and regional NGOs focusing on the transformation of ethno-political conflicts in the countries of the former Soviet Union and Central-Eastern Europe.  On the basis of 70 semi-structured group interviews it discusses 56 NGOs and active individuals dealing with a number of issues ranging from education and training via human rights advocacy and fact-finding to mediation.  Their common trait is the commitment to the constructive and non-violent transformation of ethno-political conflicts.