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POINT 5.0 - Political Accountability and New Technologies Conference

The fifth edition of the Point conference was held this year in Banja Luka and Sarajevo during May 25 to 28. The four-day-conference was filled with engaging panels, discussions, presentations and lectures covering all overarching themes of the conference.

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Western Balkans Civil Society Forum Belgrade and Novi Sad

The Western Balkans Civil Society Fora are organized by a steering network of civil society organizations in Southeast Europe, comprising the European Fund for the Balkans, Erste Stiftung and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung amongst others.

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Spring School in Modern Diplomacy

This year again the FES Prishtina Office in Cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kosovo organized the third in a row Spring School for Junior Diplomats. This event lasted from May 8th until the 14th in Prizren, under the topic “Challenges of Modern Diplomacy”.

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Europe Calling: Politics for Europe

Financial crisis, economic crisis, refugee crisis: They are serving as centrifugal forces, polarising Europe and driving it apart. Recently, trust in the European Union and finding joint solutions for such central challenges has really suffered. That makes it even more important to ask: What is keeping Europe together?...

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Activist Forum Tuzla: "The Social Dimension" of the Berlin Process

On April 18th and 19th, 2016, the FES Regional Dialogue South East office convened an activist forum in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina, entitled The “Social Dimension” of the Berlin Process: Grassroots Perspectives & Critiques. In attendance were grassroots and NGO activists from Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia,...

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Dubrovnik Dialogue: Southeast Europe as Origin, Transit Route and Destination of Migration

For seventeen years running, the FES organizes the Dubrovnik Dialogue Process in Cavtat, Croatia and has established itself as a forum for members of parliament from southeast Europe, the German Bundestag as well as the European Parliament. This year’s forum ran between April 8-10 and it focused on the challenges...

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Balkan Integration Forum 2015 - "Western Balkans Facing the Future"

In November 2015, the traditional (third) annual gathering of experts and officials from the Western Balkans and the European Union was dedicated to several topics that are widely seen as important, actual and crucial for the development of the European and the Euro-Atlantic Integration of the countries of the region...

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Tutzing Balkan Talks 2015

From October 30 to November 1, Dialogue SOE organized the Tutzing Balkan Talks in 2015 at the Evangelische Akademie in Tutzing, Germany. The talks focused on issues of geo-politics and security, socio-economic challenges and the refugee and migration crisis in the western Balkans.

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International Youth Conference “European Values for Southeast Europe”

The International Youth Conference has been an initiative by the FES and its partners for thirteen years running, organized in 2003 for the first time. It addresses the topics of Euro-Atlantic integration, youth and media issues in southeastern Europe and many other topics.

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Week of Social Democracy 2015 Summer School

The tenth regional summer school in social-democratic values and political skills “Week of Social Democracy 2015” (NSD) took place in Avala near Belgrade from June 28th to July 5th. The NSD camp gathered 100 participants from the region of the Western Balkans. Since its inception in 2006, the NSD summer school has had...

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