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The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe
Editors review sources for two new history workbooks 1945-2008
A first selection of historical documents for the two new JHP volumes was made last week in Athens.
ACT highlights "extraordiniary success" of Okruzenje
The Association of Commercial Television in Europe praised the CDRSEE's regional current affairs talk show "Okruzenje" ("Vicinities")...
CDRSEE launches new Europe-wide TV current affairs show
The CDRSEE is launching a new TV current affairs talk show, "Vicinities Europe"...
"Uniting Differences" finds improvement in Roma education, but more needed
While access to pre-school education for Roma children in Medjimurje has been visiblly improving in the past decade...
The Economist: JHP helps teachers gain "a broader perspective"
The international news magazine has recognised the importance of the CDRSEE and our work.

Upcoming events:

Euroclio's Annual Regional Summer School for History Educators
Aug. 11-16, Mrkonjić Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina -- History educators from the region come together to discuss innovations in teaching. This year, CDRSEE will take part in a panel to discuss the 'interventions' in history education so far, such as Anne Frank's House.

CSOs at Vienna WB6 Summit
Aug. 26, 2015, Vienna -- The CDRSEE will play a key role in the Civil Society portion of the Vienna WB6 Summit, which brings together leaders from many CSOs from across Southeast European countries to find and articulate ways that Civil Society must take part in the region's integration into the EU. The Civil Society event will result in proposals for the full Summit, which happens the next day.

Vienna WB6 Summit
Aug. 27, 2015, Vienna—Executive Director Zvezdana Kovac will take part in the Vienna WB6 Summit where she will be one of only three representative of the region's Civil Society Organizations to present to the heads of states and other leaders and diplomats ideas on boosting CSO cooperation and impact. The Summit brings together heads of state of the EU countries and other Southeast European countries, to help put the Western Balkans back on the EU agenda.

Special Vienna episode of Okruzenje with PMs
Aug. 27, 2015, Vienna -- CDRSEE's TV talk show Okruzenje ("Vicinities") will record a live special episode with Prime Minister Mr. Edi Rama of Albania and Prime Minister Mr. Aleksandar Vucic of Serbia as guests. The show will focus on the "Union of Youth of the Western Balkans Initiative" that the two heads of state are spearheading to increase cooperation and raise quality of life in the region. The show will air on 10 national TV channels across the Balkans.

25th Economic Forum
September 8-10, Krynica, Poland -- Director of Programmes Corinna Noack-Aetopulos will make a presentation on "Collective Memory. How does the Past Shape the Present?" at the 25th Economic Forum. The talk is part of the panel discussions of the event, an important meeting place for political and economic leaders from Central and Eastern Europe.

Okruzenje ("Vicinities") Season IV filming
Sept 21-28, Belgrade -- The Okruzenje team films the second six episodes of Season IV of the regional current affairs talk show. Guests from around the Western Balkans will discuss topics that affect daily life in the region.

Vicinities Europe, filming of pilots
Sept. 29, Belgrade -- The Vicinities Europe team films the first two pilot episodes for the new European-wide current affairs talk show. Guests from various European countries, and youth from across the continent, will take part in the shows.

International Conference on Tackling Crises
Nov. 11, 2015, Krems, Austria -- CDRSEE Executive Director will serve as a panelist for an international conference gathering academics and policy makers from across Europe. The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), in co-operation with the Danube University Krems, ARGE Donauländer and Lower Austria, is organizing the conference entitled “The EUSDR and Its Potential to Tackle Crises in the Danube Region” which will take place at the Danube University Krems.

CDRSEE Board of Directors Meeting
Nov. 14 - 15, Thessaloniki -- The CDRSEE's Board of Directors will come together at the Center's headquarters for the annual meeting of the board. Board members will review the events of the past year and plan for the future.

Who we are

The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that seeks to foster democratic, pluralist, and peaceful societies in Southeast Europe. We advocate principles of social responsibility, sustainable development, and reconciliation among the peoples in the region. We accomplish these goals via seminars, publications, conferences, research projects, exchange programmes, and opinion polls.

CDRSEE takes multiple roles in Vienna WB6 Summit


July 27, Vienna – The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe will play multiple key roles in the Vienna Western Balkans Summit, known as the Vienna WB6 Summit, to be held on Aug. 25 to 27, 2015, to discuss ways to bring the EU Enlargement process to the forefront once again.

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International round table discussion with think-tanks and VP of the EC Ms. Federica Mogherini


July 23, Sofia – Vice-President of the European Commission Ms. Federica Mogherini and 30 representatives from European and Western Balkans' institutions and civil society organisations came together in Sofia, Bulgaria, for an international roundtable to discuss EU Enlargement, with a dynamic discussion ensuing on migration, the EU spirit and maintaining positive cooperation with the Western Balkans. 

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Joint History Project editors meet again, make progress on sources and topics


Belgrade -- 6-8 July 2014 -- The key editors of the upcoming Joint History Project workbooks met for a second time to debate topics to be covered in the volumes addressing recent history, bringing to the table everything from the split of Yugoslavia to the emergence of the Facebook culture.

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Dubravka Stojanovic honoured with French National Order of Merit


CDRSEE's Joint History Project historian Dr. Dubravka Stojanovic has been awarded one of the most distinguished honors of the French Republic, the National Order of Merit (Ordre National du Mérite), for her accomplishments as a historian and writer.

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Civil Society Organisations must be tapped


Belgrade - 25 May 2015 -- Civil society should be consulted on policies and projects that affect the region, including the gathering of information on and the monitoring of the region, according to participants of the "Culture of Regional Cooperation" workshop, an event organised in the framework of the newly launched “Civil Society Initiative of the Vienna Western Balkans Summit” on 26 May 2015 in Belgrade. 

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Reconciliation - an educational mission, and a possible one


CDRSEE has contributed an interesting overview on reconciliation as an educational mission to Lifelong Learning in Europe (LLinE), a trans-European journal dedicated to the advancement of adult education, lifelong learning, intercultural collaboration and best practice research.

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