July 8-10, Ljubljana -- In the run-up to the NECE Conference in Zagreb, the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and its international partners of the NECE group – Networking European Citizenship Education are planning a European Expert-Workshop in Ljubljana from 8 to 10 July 2016, in which Ms Kovac will participate. In the workshop, the ongoing European response to the issue of migration including the repercussions and divisions within and between European societies will be analysed and evaluated. The workshop also will deal with citizenship education and how it should react to the polarised debate and the controversies about migration, diversity and identity which have been triggered by the new wave of migration since summer 2015.
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.
“The future of the Western Balkan countries’ accession to the EU will depend on how the latter will cope with challenges such as the refugee crisis and BREXIT”. “The inevitable changes that the digital technology and the social media have brought to the modern world have been quite beneficial but carry a lot of dangers too”.
There is a saying in Greek that good things come after hard work. And here we are to prove it! Through our continuous and persistent work on our media project ‘Okruženje’ (‘Vicinities’ in English) we are one of the four nominees for the European Citizenship Award 2016 in the category “Media Initiative of the Year”.
The kick off meeting, on 9-11 June in Vienna brought together 12 policy makers, 27 members of civil society, 3 members of Academia and 2 participants from intergovernmental organisations working in the Western Balkans to establish a public-private partnership for the development of history education and innovative pedagogical methodologies
“Despite animosity, unresolved issues, prejudice and stereotypes, the cooperation of the two countries is possible” Ms Kovac said, attracting the spotlight at the conference ‘Serbia and Albania - Towards a European Future’.
Heading towards the Western Balkans Paris Summit in July 2016, the European Fund for the Balkans and ERSTE Stiftung hosted the Civil Society Forum in Belgrade on May 11-13.
A few words by Saša Kulenović, Project Manager at the CDRSEE
When I obtained my master degree in 2013, like any other young graduate who's suddenly catapulted from university to the job market, I began my personal quest for opportunities that could suit my skills and interests.