Associazione Trentino con i Balcani Onlus is an Italian organization working in the Balkans since 1999 in the field of decentralized in-community cooperation. It boasts a long-lasting experience of relations and cooperation in the region, working mainly in Serbia and Kosovo, but also in Albania, Montenegro and Bosnia-Erzegovina, in collaboration with CSOs, LAs and the broader society.
ATB was born with the aim of collecting and relaunching the 20-year experience of solidarity cooperation and people’s diplomacy between Trentino and South-Eastern Europe.
Those relations started in the 1990s, during the former Yugoslavian conflicts, and continued in the effort of rebuilding the social fabric and dialogue, and promoting a sustainable local development. The economic, social and political developments of those territories have required an evolution in the methods and approaches: from supporting humanitarian actions to an articulate programme that promotes the creation and the strengthening of territorial partnerships and of local development relations, in compliance with the Italian 125/2014 Law on Development Cooperation.