European Debating Tournament - Thessaloniki Open 2014
Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, Thessaloniki, Greece - As part of the European Youth Capital programme, young people from around Europe will gather to competitively debate the issues of today. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/237958796389464/
CDRSEE Board Meeting
Nov. 8 - 9, Thessaloniki, Greece - Board Members gather at our headquarters to critique the past year and look ahead to 2015. The plan for our key projects, new and in progress, will be determined.
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.
Judges, participants and volunteers for the Thessaloniki Open 2014 European Debating Tournament have begun arriving in the host city, getting ready to take over this year’s European Youth Capital while taking on major topics of critical importance.
The Uniting Difference project successfully completed one of five major training sessions of the programme, bringing the Teaching for Early-Learning Methodologies to teacher-trainers in Croatia and inspiring more action to help keep young Roma children in the public education system.
CDRSEE Board Member and former Executive Director Nenad Sebek has been given the SEEMO 2014 Award for Better Understanding in South East Europe.
The CDRSEE’s current affairs talk show Okruzenje, “Vicinities” in English, kicked off another season with a transformative roundtable discussion on regional cooperation of the media and a major press conference including diplomats, partner executives and editors in chief from the largest media outlets in the Balkans.
CDRSEE Executive Director Zvezdana Kovac was a lead discussant in the EastWest Institute’s conference focusing on managing conflict in Europe, presenting the CDRSEE’s work and its impact as well as ideas for what more can be done in conflict management.
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.