The annual conference of the Observatory on the Balkans was dedicated to the issue of the memory of the wars. During the conference, the documentary film "Circle of memory" has been premièred in Italy.
After World War II we deceived ourselves that ritual commemorations could prevent the repetition of similar tragedies in Europe. The memory of that conflict, however, became one of the tools which paved the way to the wars of the '90s that led to the destruction of Yugoslavia.
Starting from the experience in the Balkans, internationally renowned scholars, journalists, politicians and activists have examined the issue of the memory of the XX century and discussed the extent to which the European integration process can still overcome the danger of war in Europe, after the dramatic failure of the '90s.