Current Projects

Shifts in class and national identities in Macedonia since 1980

This project explores shifts and transformations in Macedonian society since 1980 in terms of social class, labour, gender and national identity. While the focus is on the Republic of Macedonia (as a component of Yugoslavia and subsequently as an independent republic) the phenomena in question are transnational and approached from an interdisciplinary perspective (namely social history, social anthropology, sociology, political science). Significant socioeconomic, political and ethnonational transformations occurred during late socialism and the postsocialist transformation (1980-2015).

Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group

The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) constitutes a group of policy analysts and scholars to discuss the state of the Western Balkans pre-dominately from Southeastern Europe. The goal of the group is to formulate a policy document addressed at the European Union, EU member states and the countries of the Western Balkans on how to overcome the crisis of EU integration and how to put them back on track towards democratic consolidation and economic development.

The Politics of National Identity and Democratization in Austria and Croatia

The Centre for Southeast European Studies won support for the research project "The Politics of National Identity and Democratization in Austria and Croatia" jointly with the Centre for Cultural and Historical Research of Socialism of the University of Pula. The support is granted by the WTZ Program (Science and Technology Cooperation) of the Austrian Exchange Service. The project will be implemented in 2014-5.