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. 

Kroatien: Flucht auf der Balkan-Route


18.05.2022 | Social and Economic Justice, Social Democratic Politics and Values, News, Socio-ecological transformation in SEE, Event

New publication in cooperation with European Alternatives gives fore to Workers without Borders, or more precisely, the rights of workers from the…


16.05.2022 | News, Social Democratic Politics and Values, Event

Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, office in Belgrade and the FES SOE regional office in Sarajevo, in cooperation with Women’s Leadership Academy (Serbia),…


06.05.2022 | Publication, Publication Political Trends & Dynamics, News, Event

Europe is regrettably witnessing a return of war. Russia’s assault on Ukraine, a sovereign European nation, is likely to become the largest European…



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Reconciliation is a small human gesture. It is imperfect, clumsy, and timid, but it is undoubtably a human gesture. Reconciliation is a journey on…


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The Western Balkans remain the site of numerous, protracted bilateral disputes. Most of these concern competing claims to territory, identity, …


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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…


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