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Young Generations for the New Balkans/South East Europe: Beyond Emigration, towards Alternative Horizons

  • Austrian Residence 31 Koninginnegracht Den Haag, ZH, 2514 AC Netherlands (map)

The International Institute for Peace (IIP) in cooperation with partners gladly announces this upcoming event that will be held at the Austrian Residence in the Hague.

During the panel discussion first results of the initiative “New Horizons for the Young Generations in the Balkans” will be presented by representatives of the Austrian Karl-Renner-Institut and the International Institute for Peace, as well as the Austrian Institute for International Affairs and the Austro-French Center for Rapprochement in Europe, based on a recent conference in Vienna. In addition, young experts from the region will discuss their visions of how to overcome old-fashioned politics, nationalism and the lack of perspective for younger generations. They will sketch alternative horizons and look at alternatives for South-Eastern Europe’s way beyond emigration. The Hague will be the first place in Europe after Vienna where the results of the mentioned initiative will be presented to the public.

Introductory words: Heidemaria Gürer, Austrian Ambassador to the Netherlands

New Horizons for the Young Generations in the Western BalkansHannes Swoboda, President of the International Institute for Peace Vienna and former Member of the European Parliament 

Migration as a Matter of Fact: How to Deal with Brain Drain in South East Europe: 

Djordje Bojovic, European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences 

Adnan Ćerimagić, European Stability Initiative, Berlin

Dona Kosturanova, Youth Educational Forum, Skopje (tbc)

Regional Cooperation and EU Integration: 

Aulonë Memeti, DOIT, Pristina

Tara Tepavac, Senior Researcher at the Centre for Research, Transparency and Accountability, Belgrade (tbc) 

Danijel Tadić, Project Manager South-Eastern Europe, Foundation Max van der Stoel

Moderation: Kati Piri, Dutch Member of the European Parliament (tbc)

Registration until November 29 (limited number of seats available):