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The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe
Editors review sources for two new history workbooks 1945-2008
A first selection of historical documents for the two new JHP volumes was made last week in Athens.
ACT highlights "extraordiniary success" of Okruzenje
The Association of Commercial Television in Europe praised the CDRSEE's regional current affairs talk show "Okruzenje" ("Vicinities")...
CDRSEE launches new Europe-wide TV current affairs show
The CDRSEE is launching a new TV current affairs talk show, "Vicinities Europe"...
"Uniting Differences" finds improvement in Roma education, but more needed
While access to pre-school education for Roma children in Medjimurje has been visiblly improving in the past decade...
The Economist: JHP helps teachers gain "a broader perspective"
The international news magazine has recognised the importance of the CDRSEE and our work.

Upcoming events:

Okruzenje ("Vicinities") Season IV filming
June 22-29, Belgrade -- The Okruzenje team films the first six episodes of Season IV of the regional current affairs talk show. Guests from around the Western Balkans will discuss topics that affect daily life in the region.

JHP II Editors Meeting
July 5-8, Belgrade -- Editors of the new JHP books currently in progress, Christina Koulouri, Neven Budak, Dubravka Stojanovic, Alexei Kalionski and Bozo Repe, will meet with the purpose of pre-selecting sources that were submitted by the JHP Source Committee from across Southeast Europe.

EU’s Global Foreign Policy Strategy Review
July 23, Sofia -- Executive Director Zvezdana Kovak will take part in an international consultation, part of the EU's Global Foreign Policy Strategy Review, to guide debate on the topic "The EU in a changing global environment: What next for Europe’s Neighbours". High Representative Frederica Mogherini will also participate in the Sofia event.

Euroclio's Annual Regional Summer School for History Educators
Aug. 11-16, Mrkonjić Grad, Bosnia and Herzegovina -- History educators from the region come together to discuss innovations in teaching. This year, CDRSEE will take part in a panel to discuss the 'interventions' in history education so far, such as Anne Frank's House.

Vienna Western Balkans Summit
Aug. 27, 2015, Vienna -- The CDRSEE will play a key role in the Civil Society portion of the Vienna Western Balkans Summit, which brings together heads of state of the EU countries and other Southeast European countries, to help put the Western Balkans back on the EU agenda. At the Summit, the CDRSEE and other Civil Society organizations will present proposals to spearhead greater cooperation and impact.

25th Economic Forum
September 8-10, Krynica, Poland -- Director of Programmes Corinna Noack-Aetopulos will make a presentation on "Collective Memory. How does the Past Shape the Present?" at the 25th Economic Forum. The talk is part of the panel discussions of the event, an important meeting place for political and economic leaders from Central and Eastern Europe.

Okruzenje ("Vicinities") Season IV filming
Sept 21-28, Belgrade -- The Okruzenje team films the second six episodes of Season IV of the regional current affairs talk show. Guests from around the Western Balkans will discuss topics that affect daily life in the region.

Vicinities Europe, filming of pilots
Sept. 29, Belgrade -- The Vicinities Europe team films the first two pilot episodes for the new European-wide current affairs talk show. Guests from various European countries, and youth from across the continent, will take part in the shows.

International Conference on Tackling Crises
Nov. 11, 2015, Krems, Austria -- CDRSEE Executive Director will serve as a panelist for an international conference gathering academics and policy makers from across Europe. The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), in co-operation with the Danube University Krems, ARGE Donauländer and Lower Austria, is organizing the conference entitled “The EUSDR and Its Potential to Tackle Crises in the Danube Region” which will take place at the Danube University Krems.

CDRSEE Board of Directors Meeting
Nov. 14 - 15, Thessaloniki -- The CDRSEE's Board of Directors will come together at the Center's headquarters for the annual meeting of the board. Board members will review the events of the past year and plan for the future.

Who we are

The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation that seeks to foster democratic, pluralist, and peaceful societies in Southeast Europe. We advocate principles of social responsibility, sustainable development, and reconciliation among the peoples in the region. We accomplish these goals via seminars, publications, conferences, research projects, exchange programmes, and opinion polls.



Dubravka Stojanovic honoured with French National Order of Merit

06/25/2015

CDRSEE's Joint History Project historian Dr. Dubravka Stojanovic has been awarded one of the most distinguished honors of the French Republic, the National Order of Merit (Ordre National du Mérite), for her accomplishments as a historian and writer.

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Civil Society Organisations must be tapped

05/29/2015

Belgrade - 25 May 2015 -- Civil society should be consulted on policies and projects that affect the region, including the gathering of information on and the monitoring of the region, according to participants of the "Culture of Regional Cooperation" workshop, an event organised in the framework of the newly launched “Civil Society Initiative of the Vienna Western Balkans Summit” on 26 May 2015 in Belgrade. 

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"Uniting Differences" finds improvement in Roma education, but more needed

05/22/2015

Medjimurje - 19-20 May 2015 -- While access to pre-school education for Roma children in Medjimurje has been visiblly improving in the past decade, segregation remains a huge challenge to be overcome, as discussed at the final assessment roundtable of the CDRSEE's Uniting Differences project.

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CDRSEE contributes to the AFS centennial celebration for peace and reconciliation

05/11/2015

Trento, 1-4 May 2015 -- The American Field Service, in celebrating its 100 years of service, brought together hundreds of government officials, academics and NGOs, including the CDRSEE, to talk about peace and reconciliation...

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Uniting Differences project wraps up, participants look to the future

05/07/2015

Roma Community members, pre-school teachers and local authorities, NGOs, CSOs, local trainers and international experts are preparing to gather in Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia, for a final evaluation of the CDRSEE's "Uniting Differences" project, aimed at helping keep Roma children from dropping out of school.

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Reconciliation - an educational mission, and a possible one

07/23/2014

CDRSEE has contributed an interesting overview on reconciliation as an educational mission to Lifelong Learning in Europe (LLinE), a trans-European journal dedicated to the advancement of adult education, lifelong learning, intercultural collaboration and best practice research.

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