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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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Towards a Renewal of the Left in Southeast Europe

During November 16-18th, after almost two years in the making, the Democratic Left in Southeast Europe, a platform activists from all over Southeast Europe have been building together with FES Dialogue SOE, yielded a 'soft launch'.

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Political Trends and Dynamics: Inequality in Southeast Europe

The region of Southeast Europe (SEE) has been faced with exceptionally challenging social, economic and political transformations in recent decades....

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Political Trends and Dynamics: Religion and Secularism in Southeast Europe

Southeastern Europe is a genuine cultural mosaic. Despite the claims of nationalists, no polity in the region is truly homogeneous; ethnic and...

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Unequal Chances and Unjust Outcomes: Confronting Inequality in Southeast Europe

In Southeast Europe (SEE), a region undergoing challenging economic and political transitions, levels of income inequality tend to be among the...

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