Florian Bieber

Improving Science Communication in the Western Balkans

The Centre for Southeast European Studies (CSEES) will implement a project titled "Current Practices of Science Communication in Western Balkan Countries and their Impacts" supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation project PERFORM. Science communication is a key element of any research system. Good science communication is of benefit to the individual researcher, for the community of researchers, their institutions, policy and decision makers, and the wider public.

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

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.

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 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.

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

Deadline: 01 March 2017

The University of Graz and the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Sciences (FPS) are pleased to announce the call for applications 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/)

This two year MA program is conducted in English as a joint degree between our universities. The seventh generation commences in October 2017.

Doctoral Colloquium Southeastern Europe: Semester Retreat

Semester retreat of Doctoral Colloquium research group took place this time in Rogaska Slatina from 18. - 20.01.2017.
The group consisted of three Doctoral Colloquium facutly members, three guest lecturers, seven PhD researchers and Colloquium coordinator.
In focus of discussions were PhD progress reports, seven selected research papers, two presentation of guest lecturers including excersises of presentation techniques of PhD researchers.

MIGRATE : CTRL + EnterEurope: Jean Monnet Migrant Crisis Network

The Centre for Southeast European Studies is partner in a Jean Monnet Network – “CTRL + Enter Europe: Jean Monnet Migrant Crisis Network (MIGRATE)”, awarded funding for three years in the 2016 call. The network will focus on the ‘Balkan human corridor’ of Europe’s ‘migration crisis’, addressing the question – ‘To what extent can further EU integration and enlargement offer a viable solution to the migrant crisis?’

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