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Exploring the Unknown Balkans, 2-3 June 2017

Inter Alia, the South-East Europe Programme/ ELIAMEP and Kosovo Foundation for Open Society (KFOS) explore οn 2 and 3 June 2017 the Unknown Balkans through discussions with distinguished experts specializing in the Balkans region. Aiming at a comprehensive approach of the social and political structures of the Unknown Balkans, the program also includes cultural content regarding the region. The event will take place at Hub (5 Alkminis str., 118 54 Athens) from 10 am until 8 pm.

Discussion Panels:

  • What way out of the crisis in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia: domestic and regional perspectives;
  • The project ‘Skopje 2014’ in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia;
  • New authoritarianism in the Balkans: Crisis of democratic reforms or crisis of European perspective;
  • The Western Balkans in trouble: Does the European Union still have a strategy for the region?
  • Cultural heritage in post-conflict Balkans: Reconstruction and protection between identity building and inter-ethnic reconciliation

Guests, among others:

  • Dimitris Kourkoulas (former Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Greece & former Director, Directorate General Enlargement, European Commission)
  • Veton Surroi (publicist, Kosovo)
  • Dusan Reljic, (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Director of Brussels office)
  • Tobias Flessenkemper (Senior Fellow and Balkans Project Director, Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE), Nice & Member of the Board, South East Europe Association)
  • Alexandros Mallias (Amb ret.,Former EU Facilitator to Kosovo)
  • Maria-Εleni Koppa (Assistant professor, Panteion University & former Member of the European Parliament)
  • Dimitris Moschopoulos (Amb ret.)
  • Dimitri Sotiropoulos (Associate professor, University of Athens & ELIAMEP researcher)
  • Zoran Ilievski (Associate Professor, Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje)
  • Shpat Deda (Producer, short film Home)

Cultural Content:

  •  Screening: Home, BAFTA award winning short film
  • Photo presentations from Kosovo and FYROM
  • Screening: Freedom in Fragments, Documentary (Cyprus)


The programme is available here.

For registrations please visit here.

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