Report: The Hague, New Horizons for the Young Generations in the Balkans

Report: The Hague, New Horizons for the Young Generations in the Balkans

Our initiative/series Young Generations for the new Balkans 2030: Towards Alternative Horizons sets the spotlight on youth, their progressive stances and hopes for the future.

On December 3rd 2018, the Embassy of Austria in The Hague/Netherlands invited to a panel discussion with the title “New Horizons for the Young Generations in the Balkans” where first results of our initiative have been presented by representatives of the IIP, Karl-Renner-Institut and the International Institute for Peace, as well as the Austrian Institute for International Affairs and the Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe, based on a recent conference in Vienna. In addition, young experts from the region, who are participating in our long-term initiatives, have been discussing their visions how to overcome old-fashioned politics and nationalisms and the lack of perspective for younger generations. They sketched alternative horizons and have been debating the look for alternatives for South-Eastern Europe’s way beyond emigration. Den Haag was the first place in Europe after Vienna where the results of the mentioned initiative have been presented to the public.

Video & Report of the Event "Two faces of European right-wing populist trends: Denmark and Hungary"

Video & Report of the Event "Two faces of European right-wing populist trends: Denmark and Hungary"

On November 27 the International Institute for Peace in cooperation with the Sir Peter Ustinov Institute Vienna and the Forum of Journalism and Media invited to discuss the development of right-wing populism in Europe by contrasting the situation in Denmark and Hungary and also considering events in Austria. Susi Meret from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Aalborg University represented András Bozoki is a political scientist from the Central European University, Budapest, and former Minister of Culture of Hungary. He analysed the Hungarian perspective. Hannes Swoboda, president of the International Institute for Peace was referring to the Austrian context in the light of right-wing populism. The discussion was moderated by Stephanie Fenkart, Director of the International Institute for Peace. Leopold Radauer, Sir Peter Ustinov Institute, Vienna, gave an introduction speech in which he briefly outlined todays presence of populist issues, such as exclusion of and intolerance towards `the other’. 

Robotic Wars - Video

Robotic Wars - Video

Am 20 November 2018 diskutierten am IIP  ANGELA KANE, ehem. Hohe Repräsentantin der UNO für Abrüstungsfragen, Vizepräsidentin, International Institute for Peace, MARKUS REISNER, Oberstleutnant des Generalstabsdienstes der Landesverteidigungsakademie Wien, THOMAS HAJNOCZI, Botschafter, Direktor für Abrüstung, BMEIA unter der Moderation von STEPHANIE FENKART, Direktorin, International Institute for Peace (IIP) das hochaktuelle Thema die Legitimität und Legalität von sogenannten Robotic Wars.