CENTER FOR DEMOCRACY AND RECONCILIATION IN SOUTHEAST EUROPE

4 May 2012: "OKRUZENJE" (Vicinities): Final Broadcast and New Prospects

The CDRSEE together with the European Fund for the Balkans is pleased to announce that the final episode of the current affairs TV programme “OKRUZENJE” (Vicinities) has been aired on major national and local TV stations throughout the region. Not only was the programme an immense success-going beyond expectations-but it also created new future prospects: a publication in Serbian and English, a potential new follow-up series to be broadcast, and much more to come.

18-29 April 2012 - "Supporting Excellence and Leadership in Governance", Fellowship Programme for Young Government Officials from the Western Balkans, Potsdam

CDRSEE Executive Director Nenad Sebek was invited to moderate a session on administrative reform in the Western Balkans together with Ms Petra Blass Rafajlovski, Former President of the German Bundestag Senior Consultant, within the framework of the Introductory Seminar which gathered fellows and provided insight into the current social and political - global, European and Balkan challenges and opportunities through lectures and meetings with senior decision makers and prominent academics.

27-29 April 2012: "Shaping the future of the SEE Countries", European Forum Alpbach Network South Eastern European Regional Conference, Prizren

The CDRSEE was invited to take part in a European Forum Alpbach Network South Eastern European Regional Conference organized by the Initiative Group Alpbach Kosovo for the promotion of European values and an exchange of experiences.

10 April 2012: "OKRUZENJE" (Vicinities): Reverberations in the Media

Following the launch of the new current affairs TV programme "OKRUZENJE" (Vicinities) on 30 March 2012 and in light of the success of its first debate broadcast on 2 April 2012, Studio B TV (Serbia), Westdeutsche Rundfunk (Germany), and Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC) highlighted the importance of the programme in initiating debate on issues that are common to peoples of the region—a new approach to reconciliation.

2 April 2012: Broadcasting of Current Affairs TV Programme OKRUZENJE (Vicinities) Begins

Following the highly successful press conference held for the five-series TV programme on 30 March 2012, major national and local TV stations throughout the region (Studio B, TV Vranje and TV FORUM in Serbia, BHRT and RTRS in Bosnia and Herzegovina, TV Vijesti in Montenegro, TV Kapital network in Croatia and Alsat-M TV in the FY Republic of Macedonia) will start broadcasting, on a weekly basis, the debates on the topics of "Stereotypes", " How to survive: the Economic Crisis", "Media", "The Great powers and Us", and "To be Young and to Live in the Balkans".

30 March 2012: Official Launch of the "Similarities Between Differences" Current Affairs TV Programme in Belgrade, Serbia

The CDRSEE together with the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) is proud to announce the presentation of its five-series TV programme "OKRUZENJE" (to be broadcast starting 2 April 2012 on major national and local TV stations in five countries throughout the region) at a momentous press conference to be held on 30 March 2012 in Belgrade.

14 March 2012: Prime Minister Igor Luksic welcomes the Joint History Project at the Launch of the Montenegrin language edition, Podgorica, Montenegro

Montenegro is another country to have joined the Joint History Project and to offer its teachers and students a new manner of understanding history in the Montenegrin language. This high-profile launch was attended by the Montenegrin Prime Minister Igor Luksic, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro Leopold Maurer, Dr Erhard Busek, Chair of the Board of Directors.