The Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz is an interdisciplinary forum for teaching and research on Southeastern Europe. In addition to a comprehensive teaching program and research projects, the centre also regularly organizes events for an academic and a general audience on Southeastern Europe.


Doctoral Colloquium Southeastern Europe

Doctoral Colloquium Southeastern Europe
Coordination: Prof. Dr. Florian Bieber / Prof. Dr. Karl Kaser
RESOWI, SR 15.33, 06.12.2016

Block I
Brown Bag Seminar
Chiara Milan, Research Fellow, CSEES, University of Graz
Nothing Will Ever Be The Same Again: The Impact of 2014 Protests in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Special issue of our journal on "Populism from Below in the Balkans"

A special issue of our journal "Contemporary Southeastern Europe" on "Populism from Below in the Balkans" guest-edited by Tamara Pavasovic Trost and Dario Brentin is out! Read contributions by Bilge Yabanci, Ljupčo Petkovski, Georgi Medarov, Irena Sentevska and Jovana Papovic & Astrea Pejovic.


Call for Applications: Visiting Fellows for 2017-18

The Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz is currently accepting applications for Visiting Fellows for the academic year 2017-8. The Centre provides research facilities for fellows, including a working place, access to the library and full participation in the activities of the centre for a period of one semester (4 months,either October-January or March-June). Visiting Fellows will receive a small budget to organise a public event or lecture.

New BiEPAG Policy Brief: EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans in a Time of Uncertainty

In recent months, Europe has moved into great uncertainty. This uncertainty threatens to unravel some of the pillars of stability on the European continent that have been in place for decades. Western European democracies have well-developed civil societies, strong political parties and established media that can provide a bulwark against these challenges. Democracies in Southeast Europe are more fragile. They have been backsliding for nearly a decade and a number of countries are governed by semi-authoritarian leaders whose commitment to democracy is lukewarm at best.