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.


BiEPAG presentation in Vienna: European Integration of the Balkans – New Realities

The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group policy paper and recommendations were presented on 29 October at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Vienna by Hedvig Morvai, Florian Bieber, and Milan Nič. Kristof Bender (ESI) and Jan Kickert (Political Director, Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs) served as discussant.

CfP: Fringe Politics in Southeastern Europe II – Conservative Social Movements and the Mainstreaming of Extremism in Southeast Europe

The relationship between state and society in Southeastern Europe has undergone a recent phase of intense restructuring, with protest politics and new waves of social movements from the political margins questioning the status quo and shaking up entrenched political systems.

New Publication: "Football and Society" - Special Issue of "Südosteuropa"

Dario Brentin, Armina Galijas, and Hrvoje Paic act as guest editors for the current thematic issue of “Südosteuropa” on "Football and Society" and have provided for a fascinating reading of (post-)Yugoslav football stories. Beyond this, the current issue features "Perspectives on the Ukrainian Crisis" from Kosovo, Turkey, Moldova, and Macedonia, illustrating the extents to which Southeast European societies are affected by the events in neighbouring Ukraine.

Ulf Brunnbauer: Editorial 93-94

Football and Society


Cacophonic tango: Yugoslav-Albanian Relations after WW II

27 Nov 2014 - 17:00 to 18:30
Mozartgasse 3, HS 23.03, Erdgeschoss

A story of a great if not cordial friendship between two neighboring countries with similar political system ended after only few years in a great row that lasted, with some ups and downs, for more than 40 years.

Flexibility of Favors - Rethinking Informality and Care in Post-Yugoslav Contexts

2 Dec 2014 - 13:00
RESOWI, Universitätsstraße 15, SR 15.33 Bauteil B, 3. OG

This seminar explores how veze, semi-formal relations in former Yugoslav countries, have been interpreted in social theory and in everyday life in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Why was Milosevic betrayed? - Explaining the Behavior of the Military and Security Forces in the Revolutionary Situation

11 Dec 2014 - 17:00 to 18:30
Mozartgasse 3, HS 23.03, Erdgeschoss

In the Bulldozer Revolution in Serbia, one of the critical moments was when it became clear that the notorious security forces – called “Red Berets” – decided to take sides with the people rather than the dictator and not to use force against the demonstrators.