Activity | South-East Europe Programme
Participation of I. Armakolas in a web event of the Institute of Human Sciences in Vienna: “Learning from the Prespa Agreement: Is there a ‘South – East European way’ of settling disputes or should there be one? Lessons for the European Union”
In his first colloquium as Europe’s Future Fellow, moderated by Ivan Vejvoda, Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, Dr Ioannis Armakolas, Head of the South – East Europe Programme at ELIAMEP, and Assistant Professor at the University of Macedonia, analyzed the way towards the Prespa Agreement, and presented data and figures revealing the position of the public opinion regarding the new name, in both countries. Dr Armakolas also introduced the audience to his new project, that aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the decision making process that brought the two sides to the negotiating table, the complex negotiations that led to the Prespa Agreement and the challenging implementation. Finally, he analysed the implications of the Prespa Agreement for the role of the EU in settling disputes in Southeast Europe.