Basic Description

The Yugoslav wars marked one of the most regrettable instances in EU's 60-year-long history. The failure to prevent the escalation of violence constitutes a formidable fact, full of learnings for all involved actors. "In Retrospect" focuses on an often disregarded aspect of EU’s involvement in the conflict: the stance of public opinion. Citizens’ attitude is commemorated by looking into the role of the media as a force shaping public opinion and a non-negligible policy maker.

Working in the direction of enhancing self-awareness of European citizens, the project also addresses patterns of citizens' involvement in decision making, changing attitude toward information and EU’s responsibility towards third countries. In a period of 16 months, it aims to involve 640 citizens from 3 "old" EU member states (Greece, Germany, Belgium) with active involvement in Yugoslav conflicts and 4 Western Balkan countries (Macedonia (FYR), Serbia, Slovenia and Bosnia and Herzegovina).

In Retrospect
Summary of Project Activities

Timetable of Activities

November 2016: Kick-off meeting in Athens, Greece

November 2016: Capacity Building Activity in Arta, Greece

December 2016 – April 2017: Daily newspapers archive creation

December 2016 – April 2017: Field research & video production

April 2017 – July 2017: Documentary movie creation

June 2017: International Conference, Novi Sad, Serbia

September – December 2017: Local events in partner countries