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A Unified Voice of the Western Balkans Youth: Tirana

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung organized a three-and-a-half-day seminar from 29 November until 2 December 2018 for representatives of national youth congresses with the aim to create a unified voice of youth representation in the Western Balkans by interconnecting youth structures and work on a common agenda that would...

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Civil Society Forum Skopje 2018

Coming back to Skopje after two years, an interim edition of the Civil Society Forum (CSF) was held in the Macedonian capital on 7-9 October 2018. The event was attended by more than 60 representatives of civil society organizations bringing together old and new faces from a variety of backgrounds ranging from activist...

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The Western Balkans and the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council

Romania's presidency over the EU Council comes during a crucial period that will include the end of the United Kingdom's membership in March 2019, elections for the European Parliament (May 2019), further discussions on the MFF, as well as decisions on the Strategic Agenda 2019-2024 as well as high level appointments...

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The Legacy of the Praxis Group: From Marxist Humanism to the Future of Social Democracy

Between October 10th and 12th, the Croatian city of Split and the Island of Korčula were the venues of a conference organized on the legacy of the famous philosophical group from the former Yugoslavia, "Praxis".

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Academia in Dialogue: The Rise of Nationalism in Europe

Nationalism and nationalist populism in Europe seem to be alive and well. Throughout Europe, right-wing populists − the key promoters of nationalist ideas – have lately captured record-high levels of electoral support.

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FES Youth Studies 2018: Messaging Workshop Berlin

An FES workshop was organized in Berlin on 27 October 2018 with the aim to continue reflections on the main findings of the Youth Studies, which were simultaneously conducted in 10 countries of Southeast Europe during 2018. Before next year’s official and public launch of the studies, the workshop in Berlin was...

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#DemLeftSEE Core Group Meeting Belgrade

On September 24th members of the #DemLeftSEE core group came together in order to implement the upcoming steps required to formulate the #DemLeftSEE initiative into a self-sustaining organization.


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A New Economic Agenda for Southeast Europe

On September 24, 2018, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung office in Belgrade invited policy makers, experts and the wider public to present the results of a long-running endeavour in researching possibilities of a new economic agenda for Southeast Europe. The event was attended by more than 80 along the Finance Minister of...

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Academia in Dialogue: Political Culture in the Western Balkans

The ‘Academia in Dialogue’ series was continued in Sarajevo on 21-22 September 2018 with a workshop dealing with political culture in the Western Balkans. The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Sarajevo office and the Regional Dialogue Southeast Europe co-organized the event with the Faculty of Political Science from the...

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Standards for Quality Youth Policies in the Western Balkan Countries

The international conference was organized between September 13 and 15 in Sofia by Dialogue SOE and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung office in Sofia, as well as the National Youth Forum – Bulgaria. It brought together international experts on youth policies, relevant stakeholders and youth representatives from the...

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