June 2-7, Belgrade -- The filming of the first cycle of the new season of 'Okruzenje' will take place in Belgrade.
New season, new topics and great guests! Our TV talk show is back for its fifth season, following the great success of the previous years. Follow the project’s updates, as more interesting shows are about to come!
June 9-11, Vienna -- This Vienna event will host experts who will discuss history education reform and innovative pedagogical methodologies, as well as other topics planned for discussion and action. Bringing together a regional working group on Didactical Reform and the History Education Reform Group, the event will debate priority issues for a wide-ranging needs assessment for improving history education. It will also provide pilot training activities based on the CDRSEE’s innovate methodology ‘Teaching for Learning’, and lay out a scheme for pilot testing in schools in the Western Balkans.
June 15, Athens -- The CDRSEE, in cooperation with European Commission Directorate General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations will organise a roundtable in order to contribute to an informed debate on enlargement and to promote the benefits of enlargement to the Greek public. The roundtable will focus on media standards and freedoms in the Western Balkans within the framework of exploring the benefits that the process of accession delivers in supporting the emergence of a democratic media culture.
July 8-10, Ljubljana -- In the run-up to the NECE Conference in Zagreb, the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and its international partners of the NECE group – Networking European Citizenship Education are planning a European Expert-Workshop in Ljubljana from 8 to 10 July 2016, in which Ms Kovac will participate. In the workshop, the ongoing European response to the issue of migration including the repercussions and divisions within and between European societies will be analysed and evaluated. The workshop also will deal with citizenship education and how it should react to the polarised debate and the controversies about migration, diversity and identity which have been triggered by the new wave of migration since summer 2015.
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.
“Despite animosity, unresolved issues, prejudice and stereotypes, the cooperation of the two countries is possible” Ms Kovac said, attracting the spotlight at the conference ‘Serbia and Albania - Towards a European Future’.
Heading towards the Western Balkans Paris Summit in July 2016, the European Fund for the Balkans and ERSTE Stiftung hosted the Civil Society Forum in Belgrade on May 11-13.
CDRSEE Executive Director Zvezdana Kovač took part in an influential conference on the role of education in preventing conflict, one of the foundations of the CDRSEE, as part of the 20th anniversary commemoration of the OSCE's The Hague Recommendations Regarding the Education Rights of National Minorities.
Extremist narratives and counter-extremism activism in the Mediterranean region were among some of the topics raised in the Regional Youth Innovation Lab that took place in Madrid on the 17th of March.
Honoured and proud, the CDRSEE officially launched its new research project on integration of minorities on March 15, called “Communities in Greece”.
A few words by Saša Kulenović, Project Manager at the CDRSEE
When I obtained my master degree in 2013, like any other young graduate who's suddenly catapulted from university to the job market, I began my personal quest for opportunities that could suit my skills and interests.