Name of organization: Balkan Beyond Borders

Name of project: Balkan Beyond Borders Film Festival 2015

Project summary: The 6th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival Living in… “City-mmetry”: Geometrical representations and urbanism traveled to Thessaloniki, Greece, this year exploring the geometrical representations of the city under the title Living in “City-mmetry”. Supported yet again by the European Fund for the Balkans, the 6th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival took place from 30 October to 1 November 2015, at the sports and culture space WE, filling 3 days with short films of great quality, artistic and musical events as well as other interactive activities. Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival travels every year to a different Balkan city tackling topics of contemporaneity, and focuses on new regional productions, functioning as a stage of supporting and promoting young and emerging filmmakers. This year the festival tackles the theme of urban life and its geometries: a point of reference: a common space for multiple identities that develop and are defined by historical, urban, political and societal memories.

Link for more information: www.balkansbeyondborders.eu

Name of organization: Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS)

Name of project: 2015 Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies

Project summary: The Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies provides a learning opportunity for students interested in the study and analysis of societies in and post-conflict. Interdisciplinary in its nature, drawing from the fields of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Law and International Relations, the Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies provides students with an interactive learning experience utilizing frontal lectures and class discussions focusing on comparative conflict analysis of different case studies. In 2015, EFB provided 10 scholarships for participation in the Summer School, available for students from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia as well as for applicants from Israel and Palestine. 2015 Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies was organized by the Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University.

Link for more information: http://www.cfccs.org/

Name of organization: Club Alpach Belgrade

Name of project: Alpbach Summer School on European Integration 2015 (ASSEI-B15)

Project summary: Club Alpbach Belgrade organised the 9th edition of Alpbach Summer School on European Integration in Belgrade 2015 (ASSEI-B15). As an official member of the Forum Alpbach Network and the European Forum Alpbach, in cooperation with University of Belgrade’s Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, the school will be held from September 10th to 20th, 2015 in Belgrade, Serbia. After the successful completion of the course, ASSEI-B15 participants acquired a comprehensive understanding of the EU and global affairs, the EU enlargement processes and SEE regional cooperation. The knowledge provided was based on an interdisciplinary approach and modern teaching techniques. The school is divided into three modules: History and Culture, Society and Politics and Economy and Law.

Link for more information: http://www.beoalpbach.org/

Name of organization: RECAS / Regional Center for Advanced Studies in Humanities

Name of project: Regional Center for Advanced Studies South Eastern Europe (RECAS SEE) – Fellowship Program

Project summary: RECAS is a think tank based in Rijeka, committed to broaching new and often contested topics of social relevance, focusing on contemporary issues. The aim of the center is to conceptualize these issues and offer their theoretical and artistic foundation, all the while elucidating their practical, real life effects. Active and responsive in research, education and international cooperation across disciplines, RECAS cooperates with an extensive network of European and International experts in social sciences and artistic fields. In addition to organizing think labs and workshops, its collaborators conduct interviews, assemble focus groups and design specific studies resulting in qualitative research and analytical synthesis of data. The cornerstone of RECAS’s work is the concept of fellowships. The initial phase of 2014-2015 will encompass 18 Junior Fellows financed by prominent European foundations and local governments in the Balkans, and the European Fund for the Balkans secured two fellowships.

Link for more information: http://cas.uniri.hr/projects/fellowships-program/