Social Democratic Politics and Values

Dialogue SOE is committed to advancing social democratic policies and values in southeastern Europe. Our work in this field is based upon youth exchange and political academy programs, which are organized both on the national and regional levels. Dialogue SOE also creates inclusive spaces for discussing regional challenges. In doing so, we aim to advance responsible, equitable, and participatory governance practices. Our work has expanded from traditional partners to regional civil society actors and policy-making initiatives. Together with sister FES offices, our focus is on building the broad, progressive coalitions necessary to advance the social and democratic consolidation of southeastern Europe.

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

Refugees and Migrants in the Triangle of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Serbia

The public and the media rarely make a distinction between the terms "refugees" and "migrants", and in many cases they use the phrase "illegal migrants". It is clear that only an act itself can be held as illegal, while an individual cannot. Such terminology further dehumanizes migrants, stigmatizes and discriminates against them, and politicians, the media and institutions are reluctant to accept the use of appropriate terms.


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Make-or-break moment: EU enlargement in southeast Europe in pandemic times

The policy paper offers analysis and policy recommendations to political actors in the EU and SEE6 on current reframing of the European Union ́s enlargement policy towards the region. Integrating the SEE6 into the EU would be a step towards achieving the EU's finalité. Ultimately, it would imply that the project of European integration has consolidated into a concrete political space with a precise boundary on a continental scale. The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic could be, for good or bad, a turning point in the relations between the EU and enlargement countries in the Western Balkans. However, there is also a risk that things will come to a halt as nervous EU leaders struggle to find answers for the future of the EU.


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Social Protection in the Western Balkans: Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

In the Western Balkans, the COVID-19 pandemic has been met by already weak social protection systems. The broader social impacts are likely to be both severe and long-lasting. Some positive lessons can be drawn from the initial social policy response by regional governments, including changes to non-contributory cash benefits and insurance-based schemes, which have contributed to reducing income shocks. At the same time, investments were overall modest, some especially vulnerable groups were not targeted, and the effect of one-off measures must remain limited.


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Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Dialogue Southeast Europe

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Academy for Social Democracy

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