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Biographical notes

13/11/2009 -  Anonymous User

The biographical notes of the speakers at the international conference «The long-lasting '89»

The promoters

13/11/2009 -  Anonymous User

''The long lasting '89'' is a conference promoted by Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso toghether with the Autonomous Region Trentino - South Tirol and Tavolo trentino con il Kossovo, with the support of the Autonomous Province of Trento

The introductory paper

13/11/2009 -  Anonymous User

Readers of the website can preview here the introductory paper for Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso's international yearly conference "The long-lasting '89". Trento, November 13th -14th

The programme

13/11/2009 -  Anonymous User

Panels, speakers, and timetables. Look at the updated programme of the two conference days

Between the State and the EU. LGBT and queer in South Eastern Europe

09/11/2009 -  Anonymous User

[November 2009] For the LGBT and queer population of South Eastern Europe, 2009 has been marked by several violent episodes (including attacks to Pride parades in Slovenia and Serbia and to the Queer Sarajevo festival), without intervention by the local authorities and the national states. On the other hand, supra-national pressure and aspirations to EU integration have led to the discussion and/or approval of progressive laws. Against this backdrop of contrasting trends, LGBT and queer individuals of the Balkans are confronted with the choice between visibility and invisibility, hostile domestic contexts and European hopes, formal progress and all too real fear. This dossier by OBC collects chronicles, interviews, and analyses devoted to this year's developments in the queer world, the relationship with domestic and international institutions, and the role of transnational cooperation

Balkan cities

01/07/2009 -  Anonymous User

[July 2009] Ancient, multicolored, ever-changing, Balkan cities are in steady search of a balance between traditional models of urban development and the challenges of modernity. Recently interested by deep changes - often dramatic ones, and marked by violent competition between private and public interests, Balkan cities yet preserve their strong European spirit, often managing to elaborate original urbanistic solutions. Osservatorio sui Balcani e Caucaso takes you to a short trip between architecture, urban development, and socio-political debate

It's time for „Thessaloniki 2"

17/06/2009 -  Anonymous User

The road to EU membership, promised to the Western Balkans in Thessaloniki, is becoming longer and less certain. It is high time for a "Thessaloniki 2", a new summit to consolidate the European perspective of the region

It's time for „Thessaloniki 2"

17/06/2009 -  Anonymous User

The road to EU membership, promised to the Western Balkans in Thessaloniki, is becoming longer and less certain. It is high time for a "Thessaloniki 2", a new summit to consolidate the European perspective of the region

After the bombs. 1999-2009

01/03/2009 -  Anonymous User

March 1999, NATO starts its offensive in Kosovo. Ten years has passed since then. Osservatorio Balcani and Caucaso remebers those days in this dossier: the refugees, the bombings, the generation born during the war

The Long-lasting '89

01/01/2009 -  Anonymous User

[2009] Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall. From the promise of re-unification to new national fragmentations, from the hope for lasting peace to new wars. Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso analyses those days' hopes, nowadays' disenchantment, and twenty years of change through the voices, ideas and remembrances of some of the protagonists in the Caucasus and the Balkans. Where 1989 has not come to an end yet.

The Slovene Minority in Italy: Unfinished Protection

28/10/2008 -  Anonymous User

Indigenous linguistic minorities living in Italy's Alpine area benefit from strong legal protection; among these, the Slovene minority is the least protected. The slowness in guaranteeing its rights is due to deep-rooted historic factors

Article

08/08/2008 -  Anonymous User

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After years of silence about the dramatic events experienced by the people along the Italian-Yugoslav border before and after World War II, in 2004, the Italian Parliament passed a law instituting the "Day of Remembrance" (celebrated on February10). Now, official celebrations and school activities commemorate the killings by the Yugoslavian partisans of thousands of civilians primarily of Italian ethnicity, in September 1943 and May 1945, known as foibe (pits), together with the exodus of Italian population from the Giulia and Dalmatia regions during and after WW II.

From an opportunity for a new and finally shared interpretation of history, the Day of Remembrance has turned into a problematic anniversary both on the national and the European level. The diplomatic incident involving the Italian and Croatian presidents on the commemoration in February 2007 demonstrates the difficulty in constructing a shared narrative about the tragedies alongside the border.

The first attempt of a joint historic reflection, such as the one emerging from the work of the mixed Italian-Slovenian historic-cultural commission formed in 1993, had been forgotten. The public debate is carried on with complete indifference to historiography created over time. Generally, the debate fails to contextualise those dramatic events in the broader frame of contemporary European history.

The promotion of a shared memory of the dramatic events which had taken place along the old Italian-Yugoslav border intends to establish together with the new and with the future EU member states a common cultural and political space based on inclusive European citizenship, ready for a common transnational future.

With the project AestOvest, Osservatorio sui Balcani aimed to disseminate the rich material produced in recent years by associations, media, institutions, on the theme of the border between Italy and Slovenia, and on the composite reality of Istria. The project publicises documentaries, didactic material, exhibits, books, in-depth analysis, and audio interviews. Everything is published on the Osservatorio's website, together with interviews, articles, and news reports produced by Osservatorio's editorial board and correspondents.

In June 2008, we will present the multimedia DVD ToEastWest, a program of study covering the history, the places of memory and the present european border, produced for Italian high school students. It will be available - also on-line - for the school year 2008-2009.

The project is implemented with support from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture, program "Europe for the Citizens".

Article

08/08/2008 -  Anonymous User

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After years of silence about the dramatic events experienced by the people along the Italian-Yugoslav border before and after World War II, in 2004, the Italian Parliament passed a law instituting the "Day of Remembrance" (celebrated on February10). Now, official celebrations and school activities commemorate the killings by the Yugoslavian partisans of thousands of civilians primarily of Italian ethnicity, in September 1943 and May 1945, known as foibe (pits), together with the exodus of Italian population from the Giulia and Dalmatia regions during and after WW II.

From an opportunity for a new and finally shared interpretation of history, the Day of Remembrance has turned into a problematic anniversary both on the national and the European level. The diplomatic incident involving the Italian and Croatian presidents on the commemoration in February 2007 demonstrates the difficulty in constructing a shared narrative about the tragedies alongside the border.

The first attempt of a joint historic reflection, such as the one emerging from the work of the mixed Italian-Slovenian historic-cultural commission formed in 1993, had been forgotten. The public debate is carried on with complete indifference to historiography created over time. Generally, the debate fails to contextualise those dramatic events in the broader frame of contemporary European history.

The promotion of a shared memory of the dramatic events which had taken place along the old Italian-Yugoslav border intends to establish together with the new and with the future EU member states a common cultural and political space based on inclusive European citizenship, ready for a common transnational future.

With the project AestOvest, Osservatorio sui Balcani aimed to disseminate the rich material produced in recent years by associations, media, institutions, on the theme of the border between Italy and Slovenia, and on the composite reality of Istria. The project publicises documentaries, didactic material, exhibits, books, in-depth analysis, and audio interviews. Everything is published on the Osservatorio's website, together with interviews, articles, and news reports produced by Osservatorio's editorial board and correspondents.

In June 2008, we will present the multimedia DVD ToEastWest, a program of study covering the history, the places of memory and the present european border, produced for Italian high school students. It will be available - also on-line - for the school year 2008-2009.

The project is implemented with support from the European Commission's Directorate-General for Education and Culture, program "Europe for the Citizens".

Kosovo, no longer and not yet

11/05/2007 -  Anonymous User

Since 1999, Kosovo has been experiencing an "interval in time which is altogether determined by things that are no longer and by things that are not yet. In history, these intervals have shown more than once that they may contain the moment of truth". The question is how to face this moment of truth, and it is tightly linked to standards and status

Kosovo, region of Europe

11/12/2006 -  Anonymous User

One year of negotiations between the Belgrade and Pristina delegations in Vienna has produced no result other than to harden the opposing positions. In the next weeks, the delegates of the great powers, as in the XIX century, will decide the region's future