The Balkans in Europe: Overcoming the geography of animosity and the economics of backwardness

21  April 2023    10:00 am CEST

Seminar in memory of Vladimir Gligorov


MAK – Museum für angewandte Kunst, Vortragssaal, Weiskirchnerstraße 3, 1010 Vienna


In October 2022 we lost our dear colleague, mentor and friend Vladimir Gligorov. He was a true scientist and civil activist, specialised in the region he came from - the Balkans.

To honour his academic work and his commitment to a future for the Balkan countries in the European Union, we are dedicating two high-level panels on Balkan politics and economics to Vladimir.

We are proud to announce that the following experts from the region will take part:

  • Ivan Krastev, Chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, and Permanent Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna (IWM)
  • Radmila Šekerinska, Vice-President of the Party of European Socialists (PES), former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense of North Macedonia
  • Loukas Tsoukalis, Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po), President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)
  • Branko Milanović, Professor at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • Mojmir Mrak, Professor at the Academic Unit for Money and Finance at the Faculty of Economics of the University of Ljubljana
  • Pavle Petrović, President of the Fiscal Council of the Republic of Serbia

Please find attached the preliminary programme.

We would be very pleased to welcome you to our seminar in memory of Vladimir Gligorov.

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