The Alpbach Summer School on European Integration held its annual program in Belgrade to learn about the region’s history, culture, society, politics, and law. The CDRSEE’s Nenad Sebek led a panel discussion and presented the work of the CDRSEE at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory.
The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe is pleased to announce it has been awarded European Union funding to launch a new programme to help integrate Roma preschool children in Croatian schools.
CDRSEE intern, Mitjo Vaulasvirta, writes about the Balkan past and his life in Thessaloniki.
The CDRSEE was honored to play a key role in an international youth conference that marked Croatia’s accession to the European Union. Board Chairman, Dr. Erhard Busek, took part in the panel discussion “Europe for the young: Building reliable roadmaps”, the principal activity of the Zagreb conference.
In the historic setting of Gračanica, 20 Serb history teachers from Kosovo gathered for a weekend of vigorous yet constructive discussion and debate on the Balkan past, as part of the Joint History Project’s teacher training workshop series.
Making history by changing the education of history is the longstanding goal of the Joint History Project, under which the CDRSEE invited 15 Albanian history teachers from Kosovo for an educational workshop in Pristina.
The fourth JHP workshop in Montenegro was completed with great success, with the participating teachers asking for more workbooks and opportunities to attend additional workshops. The CDRSEE, together with its local partner, the Bureau for Education Services, hosted 22 teachers in Podgorica for the last two days of May.
The overall objective is to promote reconciliation in the Western Balkans. In particular, Vicinities strives to create an open dialogue on a series of controversial regional issues and foster debate, an ultimately, reconciliation.
Vicinities has no hidden agenda. The intention is to turn communication, which had boiled down to only the necessary minimum over the past 20 years, into something normal and desirable.
The CDRSEE successfully completed the 3rd Teacher Training Workshop in Croatia. Twenty history teachers from the beautiful Istria province gathered on May 18th and 19th in Pula and participated in another Joint History Project Workshop that CDRSEE organized in Croatia together with its local partners, the Croatian History Teachers Association (HUNP) and the Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency.
It's time to tune in! Broadcasting of Okruzenje has begun on eight television channels across the region. You can find us in any of the region's "Vicinities". Watch the news show that has the Balkans talking!