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Balkan Trust for Democracy
The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Cara Lazara 16
11000 Belgrade
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Tel: +381 11 3036 454
Fax: +381 11 3036 455

The Belgrade office, led by Gordana Delić, serves as the headquarters for the Balkan Trust for Democracy. The Balkan Trust was founded by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), USAID, and the Charles Stewart Mott foundation. The Balkan Trust operates with a small, experienced staff that actively seeks out and incorporates expertise from a wide variety of partners. These experts, along with GMF staff, make up the grantmaking committee that reviews proposals monthly to ensure that the BTD’s programs are effective, responsive to local needs, and complementary to other initiatives supported by the international community. An Advisory Board of experts from Southeastern Europe and key international organizations guides the Balkan Trust for Democracy’s strategic development.

GMF, USAID, and the Mott Foundation gave the initial $25 million endowment for the Balkan Trust, and were joined in a transatlantic partnership through additional contributions from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the Royal Netherlands Embassy in Belgrade, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Tipping Point Foundation, and Compagnia di San Paolo. Additional partners are invited to join this initiative.


Kosovo: The Balkans’ Moment of Truth: Testimony before Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Ivan Vejvoda
March 04, 2008
Ivan Vejvoda, executive director of the Balkan Trust for Democracy, testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee regarding Kosovo and
Serbia’s Current Issues and Future Direction: Testimony before the House Committee on International Relations
Ivan Vejvoda
September 20, 2006
Testimony by Ivan Vejvoda, executive director of the Balkan Trust for Democracy, before the Subcommittee on Europe and Emerging Threats of the U.S. Ho
Senator Murphy Visits Belgrade
October 15, 2014
The Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the GMF, in partnership with the Lugar Diplomacy Institute, hosted a luncheon discussion on issues of par
Belgrade Security Forum 2014
September 30, 2014
The Balkan Trust for Democracy was a strategic partner of the fourth edition of the Belgrade Security Forum, “Europe 2014: Closure and/or New Beginn
Empowering Students is Key to Countering Youth Passivity
, December 21, 2012
Jan Zlatan Kulenović of the Youth Information Agency in Bosnia and Herzegovina discusses the reasons behind youth passivity in the country and how he aims to tackle it.
Darko Aleksov: Link Between Government and Citizens is a Challenge for Transitional Societies
, December 11, 2012
Darko Aleksov, executive director, Citizens Association MOST, Macedonia, discusses the importance of citizen engagement in Macedonia, the success of MOST's MP performance card initiative and the challenging future of civil society and citizen engagem
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