CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND RECONCILIATION IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE

Workshop 4 - Report

The 4th Junior Scholars' Workshop took place from the 18 to 20 of June 2004 in Thessaloniki , Greece.  A grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) made the workshop possible, as did additional support from The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Thessaloniki .

Workshop 3 - Report

The third annual workshop for Junior Scholars' took place in June 2003 co-organised by the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (CDRSEE) and the Centre for Advanced Study (CAS). The CAS is an NGO based in Sofia aimed at promoting advanced scholarship and academic cooperation (more information below). This workshop was sponsored by a grant from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Workshop 2 - Report

"In my opinion, the Dubrovnik workshop has been fully successful, not because it has brought at one table young scholars of different nationality, open to dialogue and reconciliation. But because it has put to work young scholars with different research perspectives, all of them eager for multi-perspectivity, methodologically well equipped against the traps of anachronisms, and sufficiently sound in their scientific training to accept criticism from their colleagues and from the senior scholars without feeling diminished.

Members of the Academic Committee

Academic Committee Members (July 2004)
  1. Prof. Fikret Adanir, Chair, Ruhr University, Bochum, Germany
  2. Prof. Ivo Bicanic, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  3. Prof. Lucian Boja, University of Bucharest, Romania
  4. Prof. Richard Crampton, Oxford University, UK
  5. Prof. Marco Dogo, University of Trieste, Italy
  6. Prof. Karl Kaser, Karl-Franzens University of Graz, Austria

1-3 June 2012: Shared teacher training event for Albanian and Serbian communities in South Serbia (Vranje)

Together with the Serbian Ministry of Education and the Coordination Body for the Municipalities of Presevo, Bujanovac and Medvedja, the CDRSEE invited 31 history teachers from the Albanian and Serbian communities of South Serbia to a weekend that was dedicated to discussing history teaching in Albanian speaking schools with Serbian colleagues and vice versa.

28 May 2012: Royal College of Defense Studies: Briefing on Greece and the Balkans, Thessaloniki

This event, hosted by the International Hellenic University (IHU), aimed at enhancing the understanding of the economic socio-political and technological issues facing the region through teaching and research. The CDRSEE’s Director of Programmes Corinna Noack-Aetopulos was invited to present the CDRSEE and its role in promoting education and critical thinking skills as the most valuable asset in forging stable relations for the future.

May 2012: Education Capacity Building Tour in Albania and Serbia

In cooperation with Education Forum from Serbia and the Center for Democratic Education from Albania, Professor Lorin Anderson from the University of South Carolina gave a series of talks at the University of Tirana, the University of Durrës and the University of Belgrade on the revision of Bloom's Taxonomy and the new dynamic teaching methodology tool...

14 May 2012: European Union Enlargement Process

CDRSEE board member Dušan Reljić has co-authored a research paper on the hiatus in the European Union Enlargement Process. Together with the co-authors, Andrea Despot and Günter Seufert, he argues that in the wake of Croatia's EU accession in mid-2013, it is probable that the Union's enlargement process towards Turkey and the Western Balkans will initially grind to a halt, possibly for a decade or more.

4-6 May 2012: Second meeting of the initiative "Dynamic teaching: knowledge and tools", Kotor.

A regional team gathered in Kotor to discuss the evaluation of the draft Methodology Manual. The manual is drafted by an international team of education experts from the Western Balkans, Cyprus, Germany and the US. It is led by Professor Lorin Anderson who is well known for his revision of Bloom's Taxonomy. The idea for initiating a regional knowledge pool for dynamic teaching is based on the regional work with teachers within the framework of the Joint History Project.

6 May 2012: International Expectations Following Elections in Serbia

CDRSEE Board member Dusan Reljic participated in a panel at the Media Centre in Belgrade on election night May 6th to discuss the expectations of the international community regarding Serbia’s future EU membership and the difficult economic and political changes it will need to pursue.