20th October 2005
Through a Peace Poll conducted in Kosovo and Serbia , the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (CDRSEE) has revealed some in-roads to the peace process in perhaps the most volatile part of Europe.
The poll results, available in an article entitled, “Coming to Terms with the Problem of Kosovo: The Peoples' Views from Kosovo and Serbia”, exposes what the citizens of this area really think, and most importantly, what are the areas around which consensus can be built. Dr. Colin Irwin of Queen's University, Belfast , implemented the poll using a unique methodology that proved successful in the peace process in Northern Ireland . The poll results are available in short version (387 Kb), and in a longer version (ziped pdf for download, 1.06 Mb). Also available short versions in Albanian (464 Kb) and Serbian (284 Kb).
This poll is part of the project, The Albanian Serb Information Exchange Forum, organised by the CDRSEE in Thessaloniki, KosovaLive in Pristina, and Beta Media Center in Belgrade, and has been made possible by the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, OSCE, IREX, IFA, The German Foreign Ministry via the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, UNESCO, and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).