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.
Florian Bieber participated in the public round table "After Croatia – Re-energizing EU enlargement policy on the Balkans" in Brussles, organised by the European Policy Centre (EPC) in cooperation with the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) and the Centre for Southern European Studies of the University of Graz (CSEES) on 25 November. Other participants included Tanja Miščević, Serbia’s Chief EU Negotiator, Aleksandar A.
Marko Kmezic took part in a policy workshop of the research project ‘Europeanization by Rule of Law Implementation in the Western Balkans‘ supported by the Regional Research Promotion Programme. The event took place at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels on November 18, 2013. The workshop was moderated by Mr. Erwan Fuere, senior researcher and former EU representative to Slovenia and Macedonia, and has been attended by 55 participants mostly coming from the EU institutions and Brussels based think tanks.
Rory Archer organised three panels at the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) in November 2013 in Boston.
The panels, stemming from contributions from participants of the December 2012 workshop 'Bringing Class back in', focused on issues of social class in socialist Yugoslavia and its successor states. Topics included housing, education, labour movements, musical production, political (non-)participation and international intervention.
Ashgate just published the first volume of the series Southeast European Studies edited by Florian Bieber for the Centre for Southeast European Studies. The book Multinational Federalism in Bosnia and Herzegovina by Soeren Keil explores the federal structure of post-Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina. By combining comparative politics, conflict analysis and international relations theory Soeren Keil offers a unique analysis of federalism in post-Dayton Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Exhibition about protests that raged across South Eastern Europe in recent years will show photos, banners, T-shirts and other original objects of the protests in Maribor, Sarajevo, Istanbul, Banja Luka, Sofia and Skopje.