Call for Papers
Kosovo: Understanding the Past - Looking Ahead
International Graduate Students Conference
This three day conference seeks to bring together young scholars and
graduate students from Serbia and Kosovo, as well as from Southeastern
Europe and elsewhere in Europe, working on multinational relations in
Kosovo. The conference, seeking to encourage an academic dialogue, is
organized by the International Politics Working Group of AEGEE, a European
Student organization. The conference will take place at the Central
European University in Budapest with the support of the European Youth
Foundation and CEU.
The following topics will be discussed during the conference:
Can there be a common Kosovo history?
During the first day contentious issues of Kosovo history will discussed.
The emphasis lies on trying to find a common understanding of historical
events in Kosovo. Positive Examples of multiethnic coexistence in
Southeastern Europe (Vojvodina, etc.)and tools facilitating multiethnic
Success and Failure of the first year of International Administration of
The second day of the conference will touch on the experience of the
international administration of Kosovo. Both successes and failures will be
subject of discussion.
What is the long-term future of Kosovo?
The last day of the conference seeks to place Kosovo in the larger
Southeast European context and explore the long term development strategies
for Kosovo and multinational relations in Southeastern Europe as whole.
Structure of the Conference
The Conference will be organized around a number of panels and workshops.
There will be 1-2 panels per day, followed by workshops on the different
topics outlined above.
The working language of the conference is English. The conference will take
place at the Central European University in Budapest.
If you seek to participate as a presenter, please submit an abstract
(approx. 500 words) with a short resume. If you are interested only in
attending the conference, please submit a short letter of motivation. The
deadline for applications is March 3rd, 2000.
Participants from Western Europe:
AEGEE Members(room & board): 25 EURO
Non-AEGEE Members (room & board): 60 EURO
Non-AEGEE Members (Self-Organized): 10 EURO
Participants from Central and Eastern Europe:
AEEGEE Members (room & board): 15 EURO
Non-AEGEE Members(room & board): 30 EURO
Non-AEGEE Members (Self-Organized): free
Direct all Submissions and Enquiries to
Or by regular mail to
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As we will seek the publication of a select number of papers presented at
the conference, we would request all presenters to submit their paper
before or during the conference.
For more information on the conference and links on Kosovo see