Progressive Peace Policy

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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

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...

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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...

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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...

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Publications

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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Political Trends and Dynamics: Beyond Reconciliation in Southeastern Europe

Almost three decades ago, at a time when the rest of Europe was reveling in the peaceful conclusion of the Cold War, the former Yugoslavia imploded...

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Political Trends and Dynamics: Emerging Leadership in Southeast Europe

The recent change in government in Macedonia, a small (symbolic, yet important) step forward in

Bosnian-Serbian relations embodied by to the first...

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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Dialogue Southeast Europe

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