Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik

An independent international centre for advanced studies

61 | Regional security and cooperation in the south eastern europe

20 Jun 2003 - 27 Jun 2003
Course directors:
Anton Grizold, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Ken Sorensen, Florida State University, United States
Radovan Vukadinović, Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy, Zagreb, Croatia
Course description:

Outline of the Seminar
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 3rd 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.
Seminar is for: postgraduate students, Ph.D students, young liders. The Lecturers
dr. Radovan Vukadinovic, University of Zagreb Lidija Cehulic, M-A. University of Zagreb general Drago Lovric, Ministry of Defence, Croatia dr. Ljubisa Adamovic, Florida State University, USA dr. Ken Sorensen, Florida State University USA William van der Creek, Florida State University, USA dr. Anton Grizold. Faculty of political science, Ljubljana Iztok Prezelj, M-A- Faculty of political science, Ljubljana dr. Petar Stania, International Institute for Peace, Viena dr. Haakan Wiberg, COPRI, Denmark Marija Cenevska, M.A., University of Skopjedr. Predrag Simi6, University of Belgrade dr. Joseph Joseph , University of Cyprus, Nicosia dr. Milenko Popovic, University of Podgorica, Montenegro dr. Johanna Deimel, Southeast Europe Association, Germany dr. Boris Kuznetsov, Director Institute for Integration, StPetersberg dr. Armand Clesse, Director Institute for Intmation Relations, Luxemburg

This IUC event is supported through a grant from Friedrich Naumann Stiftung.