An online event you won’t want to miss, the Regional Forum “Remembrance and intercultural dialogue” is taking place on 21st and 22nd December on Zoom Platform.
The Balkan region recent history is marked by periods of revolutions, wars and decisions to redraw borders. These regional events will furthermore define the political, economic and social systems in the Balkan countries. The legacy of the recent past remains still an important issue that must be considered from different perspectives in order to intensify our efforts for commune future.
The question of how to address the remembrance should not remain only in history. It should be considered from an interdisciplinary perspective and through promoting intercultural dialogue and understanding. The narrative should be presented in a way that takes account of various experiences on different levels and social groups.
The online Regional Forum will discuss the challenges and the possibility to build a common narrative for the Balkan region. The conference will highlight good practices on remembrance and intercultural dialogue, including sessions for the exchange of experiences on various sub-topics such as youth, cultural tourism, languages, EU integration and fake news.
The Forum would gather representatives of civil society organizations as well as cultural and educational institutions that work on the topic of reconciliation and intercultural dialogue.
The main purpose of this event is to contribute to the EU approximation of Western Balkan countries through regional cooperation, intercultural dialogue and reconciliation.
This online event organised by the ALDA – European Association for Local Democracy – Skopje in cooperation with the Balkan Network for Local Democracy - BNLD.
The event is financially supported by the Central European Initiative (CEI), the Program Normandy for Peace of the Region Normandy, the Western Balkans Fund and the EU Commission.