58 / Regional Security And Cooperation In South East Europe

24 June – 1 July 2007   print this page

Course directors:

Radovan Vukadinović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Anton Grizold, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Course description:

In the time which is coming the EU and NATO are going to be still very important actors in the area of South East Europe. The situation in the area could be seen in different ways. Changes that have occurred in the territory of South Eastern Europe, primarily since the Dayton Agreement, can be observed in many ways. The optimistic view would affirm some shifts achieved with the end of the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina, slow return of refugees, free flow of communications and gradual reestablishment of relations among former belligerents. Changes in Croatia brought about after 3 January and the fall of Milosevic, beside the formulation of coalition of parties in Bosnia and Herzegovina, have also been extracted as positive signs of changes. But on the other side, the whole range of open problems (relations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro, Kosovo and Macedonia) show that the region is far from the security content, such as it exists in other parts of Europe. Unstable security, as a characteristic of development in South-Eastern Europe, in the first part of the its term points at all the instabilities which will probably continue to exist in this region for long time. On the other hand, the security confirms the shifts that have been achieved as well as the fact that due to series of internal reasons and the presence of NATO in the region, there are no possibilities for still regarded as necessary along with a demand to achieve a uniform political will in the strategy of activities, to realize that there is a need to stay in these parts for longer time, to combine all the available means and, if it comes to eventual formation of the European common armed forces, to count exactly on this part of Europe as a fertile ground for their employment.

Course lecturers:

Jovan Zivulovic, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Radovan Vukadinović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Dragan Vukčević, University of Montenegro, Montenegro
Anton Grizold, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Jovan Teokarević, University of Arts, Belgrade, Serbia
Petar Stania, International Institute for Peace, Vienna, Austria
Saso Georgievski, St. Cyril and Methodius University, Skopje, Macedonia