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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A first selection of historical documents for the two new JHP volumes was made last week in Athens.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.
Education in Southeast Europe: Needs and Challenges from many perspectives. A production of CDRSEE.
Special edition of Okruzenje (with English subtitles) with the Prime Ministers of Albania and Serbia and the General Secretary of the RCC.

Upcoming events:

NECE Conference "Us" and "Them": Citizenship Education in an Interdependent World
Oct. 22-24 2015, Thessaloniki -- The CDRSEE will be represented at the NECE conference from the Chair of the CDRSEE’s History Education Committee Prof. Christina Koulouri and the CDRSEE’s Director of Programmes Ms. Corinna Noack- Aetopulos.

Source committee meets in Skopje to draft two new JHP workbook volumes
Oct 29-Nov 1, Skopje, FYR of Macedonia -- The Joint History Project’s source committee will meet this time in Skopje to examine the preselected chapters and the compilation of the chapters of the two new volumes for the CDRSEE’S flagship project. This meeting comes after the group’s gathering in Tirana in January, where the content of the new books was discussed.

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.

Vicinities Europe 2 pilot shows filmed successfully!


The first two episodes of the pan-European current affairs TV show “Vicinities Europe” are now a reality. After 9 months of continuous efforts by the CDRSEE team, hosts Susan Nadeau and Tim Judah gathered in the studio with guests from across Europe for very lively and sometimes intense discussion about the migrant and refugee crisis, and on current events and the future of Europe.

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CDRSEE plays role in 25th Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj (Poland)


Sept. 11, Krynica Zdroj, Poland -- CDRSEE board and staff members contributed to the annual Economic Forum in Krynica Zdroj, which attracted 3,500 participants this year from all over the world from Sept. 8 to 10, 2015. 

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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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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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