CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND RECONCILIATION IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE

CDRSEE, European Academy Berlin, present seminar for Greek journalists

Athens, 7-8 December 2015, -- The European Academy Berlin (Europäische Akademie Berlin) in cooperation with the CDRSEE presented in Athens a seminar for Greek journalists, with German and Greek politicians, researchers and academia discussing the European monetary crisis, the refugee issue as well what Greece expects from Germany and the role of both countries in Europe.

Vicinities Europe offered on the website of the European Association of Regional Television (CIRCOM)

The European Association of Regional Television recognised the CDRSEE's Vicinities Europe pan-European current affairs TV project by presenting it on CIRCOM's homepage and in its Media News, and offering the pilots to CIRCOM members across Europe for broadcasting.

International conference "The EU Strategy for the Danube Region and Its Potential to Tackle Crises in the Danube Region"

11 November 2015, Krems, Austria — The CDRSEE’s Executive Director Ms Zvezdana Kovac, participated in the international conference “The EU Strategy for the Danube Region and Its Potential to Tackle Crises in the Danube Region” for which academia and policy makers from across Europe gathered in Krems. 

November 2015

It is not by accident that the second Western Balkans Summit of the Berlin Process (this year held in Vienna) highlighted the importance of Civil Society. With the exception of Slovenia and Croatia, which are both EU members, all other countries are queuing up in EU’s courtyard. Democratic processes, unemployment, regional cooperation, freedom of speech and media freedom are only a few of umpteen areas that have to be improved and brought to the level that can guarantee genuine peace and the coveted EU membership.

Memory, Myth and a Human Narrative: the Role of History in the Reunification of Cyprus

We all know, from experiences with loved ones and with friends, that if memory is lost, personhood is tragically impaired. It is even worse with peoples: without a shared memory they cannot recognise themselves, let alone be recognised, as a distinctive people. Read more from CDRSEE Board Member and Rapporteur of the JHP, Mr. Costa Carras, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.

JHP Source Committee moves forward on critical new JHP volumes

Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, Skopje --The Joint History Project's Source Committee made serious progress on the new JHP workbooks, compiling final drafts and reviewing the source material that has been collected, to ensure balance in perspectives, topics, and types of sources, so that the books are interesting and enlightening for students as well as teachers.

'Us' and 'Them'- CDRSEE contributes to the NECE Conference 2015

22-24 October 2015, Thessaloniki -- The CDRSEE shared its experience and expertise in the field of divided and polarised societies with this year's NECE Conference, with Prof. Christina Koulouri, Chair of the CDRSEE's History Education Committee, delivering a keynote speech and Corinna Noack-Aetopulos, Director of Programmes, taking part in a panel discussion session on “Where now for Europe” and a workshop on “Othering and Identity”. 

CDRSEE contributes to a workshop of Columbia University

October 18-19, 2015, Thessaloniki -- Ms. Zvezdana Kovac, the Executive Director of the CDRSEE, took part in a Columbia University workshop, in which prominent historians, sociologists and professors pointed out the need for civil society to collaborate and take part in creating conditions for constructive political dialogue between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, at odds over the name of the latter.

Our History

When war tore through neighbouring Yugoslavia, a group of diplomats, historians and businessmen in Greece and abroad vowed they would do every­thing in their power to make sure such tragedy would not happen again. This is not an easy task, as they knew, but the CDRSEE and its founding fathers have never veered from their mission to start at the grassroots level and promote reconcil­iation and genuine democracy - lived and nurtured by civil society, as a path to peace.