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Why mayors matter in the migration equation

At the forefront of welcoming refugees and migrants, mayors and municipal authorities are largely responsible for ensuring their communities can adapt and maintaining services for all.  


Caught in the crossfire, Armenia’s border communities reinvent themselves

Rows of empty seats in classrooms. Windows half-covered with bricks. An unstable security situation and suffering economy has challenged this village in Armenia, but residents are determined to stay…  


An epic trail comes to life in the Balkans

Looking for a stunning hike? Consider Via Dinarica, an epic trail with mountains, valleys and rivers linking seven countries – from Slovenia to Albania – together.  


An imam and a priest walk onto a football field…

An imam and priest walk onto a football field. Sounds like the beginning of a joke, but in this small Kosovo town, it’s the beginning of an inspiring collaboration.  


Building a home: New life for Roma in Serbia

“I am working so my child will have a better future.” When Bora and his wife returned home to Serbia from Germany, he faced severe unemployment. Now a job cooperative for Roma is helping families like…  


Video: Uncorking progress in the Georgian mountains

In Racha, a renewed focus on sustainable tourism might mean good news for business - especially for this family's vineyard and guesthouse.  


In Belarus, a synagogue spurs a town's rebirth

In its heyday, Bobruisk had 50,000 Jewish residents & 42 synagogues. Now there's only 1. Enter a rabbi with a mission: to revive its Jewish heritage and bring business back. Can he succeed?  


Jobs do grow on apricot trees

Tajik companies expand their businesses by expanding exports  


No one carries water in this Uzbek village...anymore

Suffering from an outdated water system in disrepair, a village in Uzbekistan found a sustainable solution to accessing safe drinking water.  


Meet the heroes of the transparency movement

From developing apps to reforming laws, these change-makers are working across Europe and Central Asia to make governments more open and accountable.  

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