Progressive Peace Policy

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. 

Events

11/27/2020

Live Stream: Far-right international in Southeast Europe

We would like to invite you to attend the live stream session on Far-right international in Southeast Europe – How it ruins democracy and supports the rise of authoritarianism on upcoming Monday, November 30th from 17:30. The live-stream will be hosted on our Facebook page.

 


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11/24/2020

Human Rights Award 2020 Berlin

On 16th November, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung hosted the Human Rights Award 2020 ceremony in Berlin. This year's award was given to the Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Mr. Zoran Zaev, for his personal commitment to the conclusion of the Prespa Agreement and his efforts towards a European future and a free and open society.


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11/12/2020

Live streaming: Human Rights Award Ceremony 2020

We hereby invite you to attend the online streaming of the Human Rights Award 2020 ceremony that will be held next Monday, 16th of November in Berlin from 4-5:30 pm CET. Unfortunatelly, due to existing circumstances the number of in person attendees at the ceremony will be limited, however we would still like to share this moment with You virtually.


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Publications

A Quarter of a Century of Reconciliation that Doesn't Pay Off: An Essay on 25 Years of Remembering Srebrenica

Reconciliation is a small human gesture. It is imperfect, clumsy, and timid, but it is undoubtably a human gesture. Reconciliation is a journey on which we embark alone, hoping that someone will follow us on the way back. A journey on which we embark frightened, but from which we return encouraged.


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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, the status of minorities and, in some cases, name disputes (Macedonia is the most famous example of the latter but similar issues exist in parts of Bosnia). From Sarajevo to Skopje, and Kosovo to Cyprus, a significant number of polities in the region remain riven by fundamental questions concerning their political and territorial integrity.


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Albania and Greece: Understanding and Explaining

Most of Albanian citizens asked in a national poll in 2013 about whether Greece would like to see Albania in the European Union answered no, an answer that might sound expected in the context

of the difficult relationships but that actually sounds perplexing when compared to the past track record of relevant developments.


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Dialogue Southeast Europe

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IPG Journal

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The EU and the East in 2030
Scenarios:

The EU and the East in 2030

Four scenarios for relations between the EU, the Russian Federation, and their Common Neighbourhood in 2030. More

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