The TRANSFUSE Association is a unique interdisciplinary network of young professionals from the countries of Southeastern Europe, broader Europe and the United States who are dedicated to common democratic values.
The TRANSFUSE Association has built human capital in Southeastern Europe by establishing the prestigious “Southeast Europe and the EU - Leadership Development Programnme” in cooperation with the College of Europe, Bruges since 2006. This encourages young professionals to engage with policy debates about their own countries and to learn from international comparisons. The LDP fosters a sense of the region’s role in the world and it equips talented young people from Southeast Europe with the skills and confidence to become international leaders. Since 2008, the European Fund for the Balkans has joint the initiative as its funder and is, since the end of 2009, coordinating the programme in close cooperation with the College of Europe and the TRANSFUSE Association. More
Balkans Beyond Borders started as an initiative by five young professionals from five different countries of Southeast Europe within this programme. Since Summer 2010, it has been established as a non profit organization based in Athens. Balkan Beyond Borders (BBB) aims to promote the intercultural dialogue and knowledge-sharing through the art of film-making and images. Moreover, BBB strives to support young artists from the Balkans and to promote their work across the entire region. www.balkansbeyondborders.eu