Das Zentrum für Südosteuropastudien der Karl-Franzens-Universität ist eine interdisziplinäre Einrichtung zur Lehre und Forschung Südosteuropas. Neben einem umfassenden Lehrangebot und Forschungsprojekten organisiert das Zentrum auch regelmäßige Veranstaltungen, die sich an ein wissenschaftliches Publikum und die breitere Öffentlichkeit richten und den neusten Stand der Forschung zu Südosteuropa vermitteln.

NEWS

2nd CfA: Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies. Graz and Belgrade

Deadline: 14 June 2017

The University of Graz and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) are pleased to announce the 2nd call for applications for the remaining places for the academic year 2017/2018 for the Interdisciplinary Joint Master’s Programme in Southeast European Studies (www.seestudies.eu & http://www.jointdegree.eu/en/masees/)

Save Central European University / How to help

The Hungarian government has proposed amendments to the National Higher Education Law that would make it impossible for Central European University – and possibly other international institutions – to continue operations within the country.
These changes would endanger the academic freedom vital for CEU’s continued operation in Budapest and would strike a blow against the academic freedom that enables all universities to flourish.

The Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans. Authoritarianism and EU Stabilitocracy

New BiEPAG Policy Brief on the state of Democracy in the Western Balkans has just been launched. The state of democracy and freedom has been backsliding or stagnating in the countries of the Western Balkans over the past decade.There is no single turning point for the entire region, but the downward spiral began a decade ago, and accelerated with the economic crisis in 2008 and multiple crises within the EU that distracted the Union from enlargement.

Theater and Society in Southeast Europe

This lecture series will explore the topic of theatre in the context of social transformation in Southeastern Europe. It will investigate the relationship between theatre, politics and society by way of historical, sociological, literary and political science approaches, focusing on the diverse ideological structures, aesthetics and historical-political functions of theatre in contemporary Southeastern Europe.

Doktoratsnetwerk CESEENET

Die Fakultät für Sozial- und Wirtschaftswissenschaften unterstützt den Südosteuropaschwerpunkt der KFU durch die Mitgliedschaft in Netzwerk CESEENET. CESEENET ist ein Zusammenschluss von wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Fakultäten in Süd- und Osteuropa und konzentriert sich auf einen Austausch und die Vernetzung zwischen den beteiligten Universitäten im Rahmen der Doktoratsausbildung und in Hinsicht auf Forschungsaktivitäten. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr. Georg Schneider vertritt die Universität als Mitglied des Executive Board von CESEENET.

EVENTS

Politics from Below? Ethnicity, Conflict and Governance at the Local Level

Date: 
24 Mai 2017 - 14:00 bis 18:30
Location: 
Resowi, SZ 15.22, part G, 2nd floor, Universitätsstraße 15, 8010 Graz

Local governance has become an essential building block of not only conflict management processes in post-conflict environments, but also democratisation, reinforced by civil society’s increasing role in the decision-making process. In fact, there is a growing conviction

The Crisis of Democracy and Social Engagement in Southeast Europe

Date: 
29 Mai 2017 - 17:00 bis 19:00
Location: 
Resowi, SR 15.34

Crisis of democracy spreads both in societies with long traditions of liberal de­ mocracy (embedded democracies) and in those in which a functional de­ mocracy has only existed fora short while.

A Third Way for a Third Yugoslavia. The Political Project of Ante Marković and of the Alliance of Reformist Forces (1989-1991)

Speaker(s): 
Date: 
30 Mai 2017 - 13:00
Location: 
Resowi, SR 15.33, tract B, 3rd floor

The project aims to shed light on the non-nationalist alternatives to the dissolution of the Second Yugoslavia, so far understudied in the literature.

Authoritarian Trends in Southeast Europe Stoking Ethnic Conflicts?

Date: 
30 Mai 2017 - 17:30 bis 19:00
Location: 
SR 15.34, Resowi, Universitätsstraße 15, 8010 Graz

The state of democracy and freedom has been backsliding or stagnating in the countries of the Western Balkans over the past decade. There is no single turning point for the entire region, but the downward spiral began a decade ago, and accelerated with the economic crisis