Progressive Peace Policy

Peace and stability initiatives represent a decades-long cornerstone of the FES' work in southeastern Europe. Recent events have only reaffirmed the centrality of southeast European stability within the broader continental security paradigm. Both democratization and socio-economic justice are intrinsic aspects of a larger progressive peace policy in the region, but so too are consistent threat assessments and efforts to prevent conflict before it erupts. Preventive approaches, however, do not work without the cooperation of non-state actors. Confidence-building and ‘good neighborly relations’ for instance can only be achieved by including the population at large. By organizing exchange between civil society and decision-makers on equal grounds, Dialogue SOE aims to broaden the discourse on peace and stability in southeastern Europe and to counter the securitization of prevalent narratives from migration to radicalization. 

Kroatien: Flucht auf der Balkan-Route

Events

Civil Society Forum Trieste 2017

The Civil Society Forum series reached Trieste in 11-12 July 2017, at the same time as the EU Western Balkan Summit took place in the city. This marks...

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The "New Left" Summer School Rijeka

As part of the ongoing Activist Fora and Democratic Left 18 (#DL18), Dialogue SOE in cooperation with the Center for Advanced Studies (CAS) at the...

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Civil Society Forum Tirana 2017

The Civil Society Forum in Tirana marked the continuation of a Western Balkans dialogue platform initiated in 2015. The event, which took place on...

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Publications

Political Trends and Dynamics: June-July 2017

The Euro-Atlantic institutional framework is the future of the Western Balkans. Or, at least, that has been the mantra in Brussels and Washington for...

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The EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

In March 2016, two measures ended what has been labeled the European refugee crisis – the closure of the so-called Balkan route and the...

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Political Trends & Dynamics: April - May 2017

Re-forging bonds between the countries of the Western Balkans (and southeastern Europe more broadly) has been an overarching issue and policy goal...

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Dialogue Southeast Europe

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IPG Journal

IPG Journal

IPG-Journal is an active debate platform addressing questions of international and European politics. It sets out to, beyond describing recent challenges, create impulses through critical interpretation and assessment. more

The EU and the East in 2030
Scenarios:

The EU and the East in 2030

Four scenarios for relations between the EU, the Russian Federation, and their Common Neighbourhood in 2030. more