Basic Information

  • Founded in: 2003
  • Located in: Skopje, FYR Macedonia

Short Description:
The war in the former Yugoslavia since the beginning of the 90's has left its evident marks on all different populations in the region. With this recent and painful memory in mind, Balkan Friends stands behind a great effort to bring together different nationalities, ethnicities and religions after many years - with street football being the main catalyst for success. The objectives of the streetfootballworld network member (since 2005) are simple but of immeasurable value: to bring smiles back on children's faces, provide hope, relieve post-war emotional stress and ultimately offer participants a window with a view to a brighter future.

Target Group:
Socially deprived kids of both genders, aged 8-14 and coming from all nationalities in Skopje.

Thematic Field(s):

  • Children's Rights & Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Peace and Reconciliation

Support in the Framework of the Football for Hope Movement:
In 2005, Balkan Friends received funding from FIFA towards the organization of a street football tournament in Skopje, which also served as the platform for the selection of the team which represented the region in the streetfootballworld festival 06 in Berlin. One year later, the project took part in a coaching process with the other Balkan-affiliated project, Football Friends from Serbia - once again financially supported under the Football for Hope Movement umbrella.

Contact Details:
Contact Person: Metin Dalip
Address: Boro Menkov br 4 - 1 / 2 S.Sever
Postal Code: 1000
City: Skopje
Country: Macedonia
Telephone: + 389 70 332 934
Fax: + 389 2 2 622 186