Thessaloniki, November 25th 2015 -- The Board of Directors of the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe Board of Directors convened in Thessaloniki this weekend, welcoming its new members while reviewing the successes of the year and looking ahead to implementation of new projects and plans for the next steps for the current flagship ones.
Dr. Erhard Busek, Chairman of the Board, as well as the Executive Committee -- Mr. Nikos Efthymiadis, Mr. Costa Carras, Mr. Selcuk Erez -- were all present, as were nearly all the board members, contributing their ideas and suggestions. They welcomed new members Dr Hannes Swoboda, Mr. Guus Heim, Mr. Piro Misha and voted to appoint as a new member Mr. Yanis Tsorbatzoglou, Vice President for Operations & Planning at the American College of Thessaloniki.
The meeting, the CDRSEE's 23rd, took place on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015. The board reviewed the Joint History Project’s draft versions of two new workbooks covering the Cold War and the Wars of the 1990s. The important issue of fundraising for local-language editions was also discussed.
The members praised Okruzenje/Vicinities media project and its special episode filmed in Vienna which achieved great visibility in the region.
Another topic of their discussion were the tremendous challenges facing Europe, such as the refugee crisis as well as conflicts, and how the CDRSEE can assist with those.