It’s been almost 30 years since the wars of the 90ies in former Yugoslavia, but reconciliation between the Balkan peoples still hasn’t taken place. The ‘peace’ is simply an end of outright conflict and a division of lands and systems, rather than a resolution of the problems that caused it in the first place. The weight of history and the prejudices that the views of history creates, as well as, mistrust among nations and ethnic groups remain intact. How is it that the interethnic relations were a good example of coexistence a century ago, but have caused so many rifts in modern history?
On 6 July 2018, on the occasion of the launch of the 4th edition of the Balkan Barometer in Brussels, the CDRSEE joined representatives of the European Union (EU), governments, civil society, academia and regional media in a comprehensive discussion over the main findings of a survey, based on the latest examination of attitudes, experiences, aspirations, perceptions and expectations across the six economies of the SEE 2020 process.
CDRSEE, represented by our Executive Director Ms Zvezdana Kovac was among the invitees of this year’s Symi Symposium that marked the 20th anniversary of the initiative.
From 27 to 29 June 2018 members of parliaments from NATO member and partner countries along with government officials, representatives from NATO and other international organisations, as well as experts from universities, think tanks and NGOs, gathered in Skopje to exchange views and conduct a constructive dialogue on matters of regional interest, within the framework of the 98th Rose-Roth Seminar of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.
CDRSEE’s lauded Southeast European Joint History Project will tie in with the landmark Franco-German History Textbook project to promote the reconciliatory and unifying force of education on pan-European level.
Together with the Consulates of France and Germany in Thessaloniki and the Goethe Institute, CDRSEE aims to organize a workshop for historians, education experts, journalists and governmental officials on democratic education as a driver for change in peoples’ viewpoints and a means for fostering dialogue and inclusiveness in European societies.
CDRSEE established a permanent partnership with the Public Policy Institute and the Hanns Seidel Foundation within the scope of a series of bilateral fora of experts.
We are delighted to announce that the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia has approved CDRSEE’s application for an accreditation of its Joint History Project teachers’ training sessions and its ‘Teaching for Learning’ workshops for the following three school years.
Kicking off a 3-year pan-EU project on remembrance education, the ‘RETHINK’ project has embarked on its first phase of implementation by launching its website.
Whether you are an educator, student, civil society organisation or member of the public, RETHINK has something to offer you. Take a look at the website and find out more about how you can benefit and participate in the project.
Following the launch of the English language workbooks in seven capitals across the region, the CDRSEE was delighted to organise another launching event, this time to present to the public the Albanian and Serbian language editions of its innovative, supplementary history education books.