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.
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.
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.
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
The Centre for Southeast European Studies is delighted to announce the publication of the fifth volume of the book series Southeast European Studies by Ashgate:
Debating the End of Yugoslavia, edited by Florian Bieber, Armina Galijaš and Rory Archer, all at the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz, Austria
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.