26 March 2013, Pristina: Successful launch of the 2nd Edition of the Albanian Language JHP workbooks


The CDRSEE successfully launched in Pristina the 2nd Edition of the Albanian Language JHP workbooks, as the Joint History Project continued its important mission to enhance history teaching across the region and in Kosova in particular. In the elegant Swiss Diamond Hotel, a panel of distinguished guests joined numerous representatives from local and international civil society organisations, donors, as well as the teachers and their students who directly benefit, to praise the new edition. 

The panel consisted of: Deputy Minister of Education, Mr Nehat Mustafa; CDRSEE Board Chairman, Dr Erhard Busek; IHP Executive Director, Mr Frasher Demaj; KEC Executive Director, Mr Dukagjin Pupovci; CDRSEE Executive Director, Mr Nenad Sebek. The moderator of the discussion was the prominent journalist, Mr Baton Haxhiu.

The guests outlined once again the importance of the JHP in building peace and reconciliation for the entire region and especially for Kosovo.


Croatian Radio Television (HRT) to join Vicinities


7 March 2013 - Following a meeting with Acting Chief Editor of HRT (Croatian Radio Television) Domagoj Novokmet and Executive Director of CDRSEE, Nenad Sebek, HRT is yet another broadcaster to join the current affairs of TV series "Vicinities".

As with the previous partner, Kapital Network TV, we wish for a successful and fruitful cooperation.





2-9 March, 2013 Seminar: Euro(pe) "Crisis without End?" What is the European Idea for the 21st century?

"Europe is not a matter of potatoes and tomatoes - our challenge is to  create a common feeling between people of different countries" - Costa  Carras (SECI)

The second seminar on European crisis, a dialogue between young French, Greek and German citizens, took place in Paris and Brussels, from 2-9 March.

PhD and MA students exchanged ideas about the crisis and a common European identity among themselves, as well as with various professors, authors and even the President of the European Parliament, Mr. Martin Schulz.

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"Vicinities" on TV Kosovo as well


1 March 2013 - TV Kosovo is another TV station to officially join the group of TV stations that will broadcast the current affairs TV series "Vicinities". An agreement was signed on Friday, in Pristina, in the presence of Anamari Repic, Deputy General Director of TVK, Zarko Joksimovic, Director of RTK- TV2 and Zvezdana Kovac, Editor-in-Chief of “Vicinities”.






The Joint History Project returns to Croatia


February 23-24, 2013 -  The first in a new series of four JHP Teacher Training Workshop took place in the medieval and snowy town of Varazdin last weekend.

Regardless of the bad weather conditions, 20 teachers from Zagreb and Varazdin gathered together for a very successful two-day workshop. The trainers, Kresimir Erdelja, Snjezana Koren and Ivan Dukic, introduced and explained the Joint History Project to participants. 

The training was coordinated together with the CDRSEE’s long standing partner, the Croatian History Teachers Association (HUNP) and was held under the auspices of the Croatian Ministry of Education and the Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency.


JHP at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade


February 14, 2013 -  Members of the CDRSEE’s Joint History Project team had the honour of presenting the process and methodology used to create the JHP, their greatest accomplishments and their plans for future development to master’s students of the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade.

Postgraduate students, headed by professor Jovan Teokarevic, expressed their opinions and posed some very interesting questions to Dubravka Stojanovic, the local project coordinator for the Serbian phase of the JHP and assistant professor of history at the University of Belgrade, and to Nenad Sebek, executive director of the CDRSEE. The presentation blossomed into an intriguing discussion among JHP members and  students, who are from numerous countries around the world (Serbia, Croatia, Italy, Mexico, Britain, Austria, among others).

The observations and ideas will greatly contribute to the further development of the project, as well as to a better understanding of the history of the Southeast Europe by young professionals from other parts of the world.

A big thank you to everyone who was present!



February 8, 2013 - CDRSEE celebrated by sharing a traditional Greek vasilopita

In keeping with the custom of our host country Greece, CDRSEE board members, staff and friends celebrated by sharing a traditional Greek vasilopita at the headquarters in Thessaloniki. The vasilopita is a new year’s cake with a surprise coin hidden inside. The recipient of the piece of cake containing the coin is assured good luck and prosperity for the year.

Mr. Nikos Efthymiadis, board member, executive committee member and one of the founders of the CDRSEE, had the honor of cutting the traditional vasilopita. He praised the work of the Center and conveyed his pride in what the CDRSEE has grown to represent. Mr. Nenad Sebek, executive director of the CDRSEE, took the opportunity to express his thanks to the board and the Center’s friends for their unending support, and to all staff members for their tireless efforts.

And the winner of this year’s coin? Corinna Noack-Aetopulos, CDRSEE’s director of programmes. The best of luck and good wishes to Corinna!


CDRSEE took part in the South East Europe 2020 Smart Growth Workshop


Sarajevo, January 31 and February 1 - The CDRSEE was invited to take part in the Regional Cooperation Council’s special workshop on the SEE 2020 Strategy, with the goal of developing a roadmap to meeting EU objectives for growth and development. CDRSEE Executive Director Nenad Sebek participated in the conference, called South East Europe 2020 – Smart Growth Workshop, in Sarajevo on January 31 and February 1. The RCC gathered actors from around the Western Balkans and beyond who are influential in EU policy making in education, science, research, innovation, as well as culture and the arts. The group discussed the main long-term priorities and challenges within those areas and came up with targets, activities and programming priorities to be able to meet EU objectives.