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The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe
The Economist: JHP helps teachers gain "a broader perspective"
The international news magazine has recognised the importance of the CDRSEE and our work.
CDRSEE receives Human Rights Award
This year the Human Rights Award of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung pays tribute to the particular merits of the CDRSEE
Uniting Differences team
The Uniting Differences project off to an enthusiastic start.
Okruzenje impresses, top journalists vow to cooperate
The CDRSEE’s current affairs talk show "Okruzenje", "Vicinities" in English, kicked off another season with a transformative roundtable discussion...

Upcoming events:

Joint History Project II -- Academic Kickoff
Jan. 30 - Feb. 1, Tirana, Albania -- The JHP's History Education Committee is meeting to begin the process of creating two new JHP volumes for the second phase of the CDRSEE's flagship project. The new books will cover the Cold War and the Post-1989 era.

Vicinities TV Editors Meeting
Feb. 5-6, Thessaloniki -- Editors from all eight Vicinities partner TV stations gather in Thessaloniki, Greece, for two days of meetings and collaboration. The Editors will review and critique the recently completed third season and discuss and prepare new ideas for the fourth season. Vicinities co-hosts and partner representatives will also take part.

Uniting Differences: Assessment Roundtable
Feb. 25-26, Međimurje County -- The final event of the Uniting Differences programme, during which teachers, trainers, organizers and local leaders will discuss and assess the projects, its impact and its 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.

CDRSEE wraps up Uniting Differences teacher training workshops


23-24 January 2015 -- The CDRSEE organized and carried out the third and final training of teachers event of the Uniting Differences project, as it wraps up its pilot project to provide teachers with tools to help keep Roma pre-school children in Croatian public schools.

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CDRSEE kicks off new year with Uniting Differences Teacher Training event


9-10 January 2015 -- The CDRSEE opened the new year with a teacher training workshop in Sveti Martin, Međimurje County, Croatia, as part of a project to help integrate Roma children in Croatian schools.

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A Non-National Way of Looking at History Should be the Normal Way of Looking at History


16-18 December 2014 – CDRSEE Executive Director Zvezdana Kovac took part in an important international conference in Berlin on European Commemoration, sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office, which focused on remembrance in societies.

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Uniting Differences: Teacher Training event


Dec. 12-13, 2014 – Uniting Differences, the CDRSEE’s programme to help keep Roma children from dropping out of the mainstream Croatian school system, held its first Teacher Training Event in Međimurje County, Croatia.

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JHP II Teacher Training Seminar in Vukovar, Croatia


The CDRSEE held a successful and productive weekend teacher training seminar, attended by 27 teachers, which also served to tap teachers’ experience and ideas as the Joint History Project embarks on its next phase and the publication of two new books.

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Reconciliation - an educational mission, and a possible one


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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