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Alpbach Summer School on European Integration in Belgrade 2013 (ASSEI-B13)

PLACE:  Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade
PERIOD: September 12-22, 2013
Contact: office(at)


BildASSEIEach year, since 2006, Club Alpbach Belgrade has been organizing the summer school on European integration in Belgrade. Therefore, this is the school’s 7th edition and we are proud of it! After successful cooperation in 2012, ASSEI-B13 is again taking place at the Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, University of Belgrade.

ASSEI-B13 scholarship holders are 25 students (undergraduates and postgraduates) and young professionals under the age of 35 from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Slovenia, Kosovo* and Serbia.

A progress in the EU integration process means a growing need for further education in this regard in SEE region. Also, there is a need for significant improvement of the cooperation between those countries. The project perceives regional cooperation and reconciliation as a precondition for EU integration. Recognizing this, ASSEI-B is built on two pillar-ideas:

  • to enhance the knowledge about history, law, socio-economic integration, policy areas and political systems of the European Union among students, graduates, postgraduates and young professionals coming from various fields such as law, economics, political sciences, technical sciences, linguistics etc.
  • to encourage and initiate cooperation between youth of those societies, many of which have a history of conflicts and wars. Variety of countries participants are coming from is an asset in this project. It will be used to initiate debates and discussions on topics such as post-conflict justice, prejudices and peace building. The project should develop a network of young, prosperous people, able to bring a European and regional perspectives to their environments.

Club Alpbach Belgrade and ASSEI-B13 are supported by: Central European Initiative, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH Serbia, Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, European Funds for the Balkans, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Raiffeisen Bank, Atlas Foundation and Hypo Alpe Adria Bank.

Further Information download (pdf)
ASSEI-B13 Poster Download (pdf)


Main programm points that are open to the public:

  • Panel discussion: “Ways Out of the Financial Crisis and the Role of EU-Western Balkan Cooperation”
    Panelists: Dr Claus Raidl (President of the Board of Austrian National Bank, Vice President of European Forum Alpbach); Mr. Aleksandar Vucic (First Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Republic of Serbia) (tbc); H.E. Mr Eigner, Austrian ambassador in Republic of Serbia; Dr Mojmir Mrak (Faculty of Economics, Ljubljana, GIZ Expert)

    Date and time: Friday, 13th September 2013, 4pm
    Place: Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory
  • Panel discussion: “The Role of Civil Society in the Process of EU Integration”

    Speakers: Daniela Schilly, (GIZ); Henri Bohnet (Konrad Adenauer Foundation); Sonja Licht (Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence); Dr. Caspar Einem (EFA Vice-president, OIIP President ); Moderator: Mr. Nenad Sebek (Director of The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in SEE)

    Date and time: Tuesday, 17th September 2013, 4pm
    Place: Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory