8-9 June 2012: Sofia Forum for the Balkans Conference: The Balkans in the Globalized World, Sofia

The CDRSEE was invited to take part in this event hosted by the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Center for Liberal Strategies. The aim of this conference was to gather policy and opinion makers from the Balkans, together with their counterparts from the EU, the United States, the Middle East and North Africa, for in depth discussions about key issues that concern Europe and the transatlantic relationship.


Arrival in Athens -Check in at the hotel
(Astir Palace Hotel, 44 Apollonos Av. 16671, Vouliagmeni, Athens

Press release

BH citizens want municipalities that will ask them about improvements that could be made to municipal services. Municipal workers want clear lines of responsibility and computerisation

Workshop 4 - Report

The 4th Junior Scholars' Workshop took place from the 18 to 20 of June 2004 in Thessaloniki , Greece.  A grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) made the workshop possible, as did additional support from The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki .

Workshop 3 - Report

The third annual workshop for Junior Scholars' took place in June 2003 co-organised by the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (CDRSEE) and the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS). The CAS is an NGO based in Sofia aimed at promoting advanced scholarship and academic cooperation (more information below). This workshop was sponsored by a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Workshop 2 - Report

"In my opinion, the Dubrovnik workshop has been fully successful, not because it has brought at one table young scholars of different nationality, open to dialogue and reconciliation. But because it has put to work young scholars with different research perspectives, all of them eager for multi-perspectivity, methodologically well equipped against the traps of anachronisms, and sufficiently sound in their scientific training to accept criticism from their colleagues and from the senior scholars without feeling diminished.

Members of the Academic Committee

Academic Committee Members (July 2004)
  1. Prof. Fikret Adanir, Chair, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
  2. Prof. Ivo Bicanic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  3. Prof. Lucian Boja, University of Bucharest, Romania
  4. Prof. Richard Crampton, Oxford University, UK
  5. Prof. Marco Dogo, University of Trieste, Italy
  6. Prof. Karl Kaser, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria

1-3 June 2012: Shared teacher training event for Albanian and Serbian communities in South Serbia (Vranje)

Together with the Serbian Ministry of Education and the Coordination Body for the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja, the CDRSEE invited 31 history teachers from the Albanian and Serbian communities of South Serbia to a weekend that was dedicated to discussing history teaching in Albanian speaking schools with Serbian colleagues and vice versa.

28 May 2012: Royal College of Defense Studies: Briefing on Greece and the Balkans, Thessaloniki

This event, hosted by the International Hellenic University (IHU), aimed at enhancing the understanding of the economic socio-political and technological issues facing the region through teaching and research. The CDRSEE’s Director of Programmes Corinna Noack-Aetopulos was invited to present the CDRSEE and its role in promoting education and critical thinking skills as the most valuable asset in forging stable relations for the future.