19 May 2014 – SKOPJE – CDRSEE took part in an important international conference in Skopje, addressing “European Identity and the Future of the Balkans”, which brought together numerous policy makers, academics and civil society actors.
CDRSEE Board Member and journalist and political analyst Sašo Ordanoski (on the far right in the image) was a speaker, part of the roundtable discussion on the question of whether the Balkans has an identity other than the European-given one. Specifically, he spoke on “Political Populism and European Identity in the Balkan Context”, and a lively discussion followed.
CDRSEE Executive Director Nenad Sebek was also a speaker, but in another roundtable, this one addressing Europe and Reconciliation. He spoke about “Reconciliation and Lessons learned from History”.
The conference had a wide range of supporters, including the French and Austrian Embassies in Skopje and the Paris Institute of Political Science (Sciences Po).