Chances and Challenges of Interethnic Dialogues in Kosovo

December 20, 2023
13:00 - 14:30 CEST/CET

Joint event of Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM Vienna), Centre for Affirmative Social Actions (CASA) and Integra

Location: Barabar Centre (Grand Hotel, 4th Floor, Zahir Pajaziti Square, Prishtina)


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


Moderator: Péter Techet (IDM Vienna)



Milica Andrić Rakić (New Social Initiative)

Bekim Blakaj (Humanitarian Law Center Kosovo)

Kushtrim Koliqi (Integra / Barabar)

Miodrag Miki Marinković (Centre for Affirmative Social Actions)

Jovana Radosavljević (New Social Initiative)