CDRSEE's Executive Director Ms. Zvezdana Kovac, will attend the EU-Western Balkans Media Days in Tirana on November 9-10 as a speaker of Grand Panel 1. The panel, moderated by Tim Judah, will discuss the transformative power of media in the EU accesion process. The Prime Minister of Albania, Mr. Edi Rama and EU Commissioner Mr. Johannes Hahn will be also present at the event. In the framework of the parallel workshops, Ms. Kovac will have the opportunity to present the award-winning current affairs talk show 'Okruzenje' and conduct one of the panel discussions of the "Media Cafe'.
As autumn comes to an end the JHP regional launches continue with the first presentation of the new workbooks in Ljubljana on 22 November. The event will take place at the Museum of Contemporary History and Ms.Zvezdana Kovač, the Executive Director of CDRSEE, will be the moderator. Attendees will consist of academics, foreign ambassadors, and editors/consultants of the two workbooks.
“History teaching can play two opposing roles. On the one hand it can contribute to the reproduction of conflict if it hushes up the dark sides of the past, by propagating a one-sided teaching of the controversial dramatic events. On the other hand, history teaching can be used as a tool for healing traumas and overcoming painful memories” argued Professor Christina Koulouri, Chair of the History Education Committee of the Joint History Project.
Getting people to talk and listen to each other is often no easy task.
The production team of ‘Okruzenje/Vicinities’ is back in the studio for the recording of the last episodes of Season 6. The carefully selected thought-provoking topics are expected to prompt new memorable debates that will enlighten the show’s audience by offering fresh insights into the questions addressed.
This time our guests will grapple with everyday issues such as: “How to consume history”, “Does a Balkan entrepreneurial spirit exist?”, “The cost of labour in the Balkans”, and “Going digital”.
The annual Board Meeting will take place on the 27th of November at CDRSEE offices in Thessaloniki. The members of the Board of Directos of CDRSEE will meet to discuss the progress of the Center's activities during the last year as well as, future proposals and projects for 2018 and the following years.
With the 5th season of Okruzenje having enjoyed unprecedented publicity and media coverage the 6th Season aims to build on that success. A special episode of Okruzenje will be filmed in Tirana, Albania on the 15th of December. In conjunction with the filming of a special episode, a promotional event will be held for the 6th Season.
Focusing on innovative approaches to history education, the CDRSEE together with EuroClio and the Anne Frank House, co-organised a summer school as part of the ePACT project in Llogora, Albania on 18-23 July.
Brought together by a shared vision for the area of Southeast Europe, the CDRSEE and the resource platform “Dealing with the past” are joining forces to promote a culture of peace and reconciliation in the Balkans.