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Eastern Europe

The CR Network/Eastern Europe focuses on conflict resolution practices and mechanisms in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, and Ukraine. Since the practice of mediation and arbitration is relatively new throughout the region, in addition to practitioners, the network includes institutions or other organizations involved in conflict resolution theory and research.

Network Coordinator

CR Network/Eastern Europe coordinator Kyra Buchko,, is a mediator and attorney with more than 15 years’ experience in the international legal reform arena. She serves as the ACRIS Communications Committee chair, and is immediate past chair of the CR Networks Initiative. From 2006-2008, she worked in the Republic of Moldova to introduce conflict resolution skills in a post-Soviet society, helping to establish the country’s first community mediation center and Moldova’s first national mediators’ association. Currently based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Kyra is researching conflict resolution mechanisms in South Asia, while continuing her CR efforts in Eastern Europe. Since 2000, Kyra has provided project management, training and business development services to organizations, strengthening the rule of law in emerging democracies around the world. Previously, she directed rule of law reform programs for the American Bar Association in the former Soviet Union. She speaks English, Russian, French, and some Romanian.