Chances and Challenges of Interethnic Dialogues in Kosovo


The nationalist narratives dominate the news about and from Kosovo, on the one hand obscuring other, national indifferent issues, and on the other hand, concealing the possibilities and realities of interethnic dialogues.

The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM), celebrating its 70th anniversary this year, organised a panel discussion in collaboration with CASA and Integra at the Barabar Centre in Prishtina about the chances and challenges of interethnic dialogues.

The discussion focused on how inter-ethnic dialogues and collaborations can function and be possible beyond nationalizing tendencies. The role of civil society and culture was particularly addressed, as well as the conditions for interethnic coexistence (multilingualism, minority rights, etc.).