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The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe
Prime Ministers of Albania and Serbia look to future on Okruzenje
PMs Edi Rama and Aleksandar Vučić came together for the first time in a TV studio as guests of the CDRSEE's "Okruzenje".
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A first selection of historical documents for the two new JHP volumes was made last week in Athens.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:

25th Economic Forum
Sept. 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.

International Scientific Conference
Sept. 18-19, 2015, Skopje—CDRSEE Executive Director Zvezdana Kovac will take part in the International Scientific Conference “Contemporary Security Paradigms and Challenges: Theory and Practice”. Aim of the conference is to bring together scholars from the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and abroad for an exchange of perspectives and opinions on the most important security–related issues for the world in the 21st century. Topics to be discussed include “EU Perspectives of the Western Balkan countries”; “The Cutting Edge in the classroom: Innovative Teaching on Security, Peace and Defence”; and “Dealing with the Past and Reconciliation in post-Yugoslav Space”.

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.

Serbian and Albanian PMs look to the future on Okruzenje


Aug. 27, 2015, Vienna -- With the spotlight set firmly on the future, Prime Ministers Edi Rama of Albania and Aleksandar Vučić of Serbia came together for the first time ever in a TV studio as guests of the CDRSEE's current affairs talk show "Okruzenje" ("Vicinities"), discussing prospects for the region's youth, regional cooperation and the Balkans' place in Europe.

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Civil Society organizations meet with WB, EU leaders at Summit Forum


Aug. 26, 2015, Vienna -- Civil society leaders came together in Vienna for an important Civil Society Forum, ahead of the Western Balkans Summit Vienna 2015, to organize and prepare for their chance to voice their concerns and ask for support from the heads of state attending the major international event this week.

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Special Okruzenje with Albanian and Serbian Prime Ministers as guests


For the first time ever, the Prime Ministers of Albania and Serbia, Mr. Edi Rama and Mr. Aleksandar Vučić, will come together in one TV studio, for a special edition of the CDRSEE's current affairs talk show "Okruzenje", which is a joint initiative of the European Fund for the Balkans and the CDRSEE and will be filmed during the Vienna Western Balkans Summit and broadcast on TV channels across the Balkans. This episode was made possible by the unlimited support of the ERSTE Foundation and the Regional Cooperation Council.

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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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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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