Balkans Area

The Balkans encompass a historically intricate and culturally diverse region in Southeastern Europe, characterized by a complex mix of religions, ethnicities, and historical influences.

About the Balkans

The Balkans, often referred to as the Balkan Peninsula, is a historically and culturally rich region located in Southeastern Europe. It encompasses a diverse group of countries. The region is characterized by its complex history, marked by centuries of interactions between various ethnic, religious, and political groups. The term “Balkanization” even originated from the region, signifying the fragmentation and division that historically plagued the area.

The Balkans’ history is marred by internal and external conflicts due to its geopolitical significance as a crossroads between Europe and Asia. Ethnic and religious diversity has often led to tensions and disputes, resulting in conflicts. However, the region is also known for its stunning natural landscapes, vibrant cultural traditions, and a blend of Eastern and Western influences that have shaped its identity over the centuries. Efforts towards stability, EU integration, and improved relations among its nations continue to shape the Balkans’ trajectory in the 21st century.

Balkan Area Nations

The religious makeup of the Balkans is diverse, with a combination of Eastern Orthodox Christians, Muslims (mainly Sunni), and Roman Catholics being the predominant groups across the region. The specific religious balance varies from country to country, reflecting historical, ethnic, and cultural factors unique to each nation.

  • Albania

  • Bosnia-Herzegovina

  • Bulgaria

  • Croatia

  • Kosovo

  • Montenegro

  • North Macedonia

  • Serbia

  • Slovenia

Our Vision

In the next five years (2023-2028), the EURO Region will focus on creating newly licensed national ministers through training and discipleship. Pursuant to this, the we will also focus on recruiting new, capable short-term and appointed missionaries to aid in this task.

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