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POINT 7.0 Conference: Political Accountability and New Technologies

This year, the seventh edition of the POINT Conference was held from May 17th to 19th at the art cinema Kriterion in Sarajevo with over a hundred participants from the region of Southeast Europe and the world.

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Inequality in the Western Balkans - An Impediment for Joining the EU?

On May 16th, on the fringes of the EU Western Balkans Summit in Sofia, the FES organized an event titled "Inequality in the Western Balkans – An Impediment for Joining the EU?"

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#DemLeftSEE Meet(s) Zagreb

The Democratic Left in Southeast Europe initiative (#DemLeftSEE) met again, this time on May 8th and 9th in Zagreb, Croatia, to discuss the chances the Left has in Croatia but also regionally. The discussion featured speakers coming from both the institutional and non-institutional Left in Croatia and from the region.

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Munich Event on the Renewal of the Left in Europe

Another encounter of the Democratic Left in Southeast Europe initiative (#DemLeftSEE ) discussing the crisis, future, and renewal of the Left took place in Munich on March 20, 2018. This discussion, organized in the framework of the Munich Balkan Days, featured the recently presented activists’ positions from Southeast...

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Call for Position Papers for the Democratic Left in Southeast Europe

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung worked throughout 2016 and 2017 on an initiative called the Democratic Left in Southeast Europe #DemLeftSEE.

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and RYCO Present Results of Major Regional Youth Survey

On the occasion of the Western Balkans Youth Conference “Active Citizens” that will be held in Prishtina on 26-27 March 2018, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) would like to draw your attention to the findings of youth surveys conducted by the FES throughout the...

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The Democratic Left in SEE Launched

Meeting in Activist Fora since 2016 in Tuzla, Skopje, Cluj-Napoca, Prizren, Tirana, Rijeka and Sarajevo, activists throughout the continent have identified several political positions as priorities to be acted upon, this initiative became known as the Democratic Left in Southeast Europe (#DemLeftSEE).

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Civil Society Forum Prishtina 2017

This time the Civil Society Forum took place in Prishtina. With the Berlin Process coming to a preliminary end in 2018, stakeholders from civil society from the Western Balkans came together in Kosovo, so discuss the next steps. At the center of the debates was the question: How can we improve the involvement and...

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Joint History Project II: Launch in Ljubljana

On Wednesday, 22nd November 2017, a new publication in the Joint History Project was launched at an event in Ljubljana's Museum of Contemporary History.

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Western Balkans Future Leaders

In the Balkans, peaceful co-existence and tolerance between different ethnic groups have remained fragile. Against the background of relative economic stagnation, the refugee situation in Europe has triggered increasing national extremism, right-wing populism and democratic instability not only in the EU as well as in...

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Political Trends and Dynamics: Bilateral Disputes in Southeast Europe

The Western Balkans remain the site of numerous, protracted bilateral disputes. Most of these concern competing claims to territory, identity, ...

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Energy for Tomorrow!

Security of energy supply, energy efficiency and the effects of climate change, have been major topics of discussion in recent years. What is the...

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Greece: On a New “Mission Impossible”?

Greece’s formal graduation from the 3rd financial assistance program, on 20 August 2018, concluded an arduous and dramatic ...

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