Stichting Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

4.5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


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  • Info

    Stichting Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe   (CDRSEE)

    EU Transparency Register

    660781520586-28 First registered on 10 Feb 2016

    Goals / Remit

    The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe works to foster democratic and pluralist societies in Southeast Europe through embodying in our manner of working, the values and principles that our initiatives promote and encourage; respect for diversity, free speech, reconciliation, social responsibility and the peaceful resolution of differences.
    We achieve our purpose through creative, yet practical and inclusive projects comprising training and education, media work, symposia, intercultural dialogue, advocacy and publications.

    Main EU files targeted

    DG for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
    DG for Education and Culture
    DG for International Cooperation and Development
    DG for Justice and Consumers
    DG for Migration and Home Affairs
    Erasmus +
    Horizon 2020


    Head Office
    Krispou 9,
    Ano Poli
    Thessaloniki 54634
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    No lobbyists with EP accreditations

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Mr Hannes Swoboda (Chair of the Board of Directors)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr Nikolaos Efthymiadis (Vice-Chairman)

  • Categories


    III - Non-governmental organisations


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    None declared

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2016 - Dec 2016

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    EU grant income for closed financial year

    190,008 € (Source: DG NEAR)

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)


    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Joint History Project - This flagship project is an educational programme that aims to change the way history is taught in Southeast Europe. Currently in its second phase, it provides teachers with workbooks and training so they can offer coursework with multiple perspectives, encouraging students to consider the many aspects of an event and to think critically about information provided. There are four workbooks, in 11 languages, covering history up to the Second World War and two workbooks (in English) addressing the Cold War and the Wars of the 1990s. The two workbooks dealing with recent history were produced in late 2016 and were subsequently launched in the European Parliament in November, followed by regional launches in 6 countries in Southeast Europe. The programme enjoys the support of nearly all the Ministries of Education across the region, and has been praised by the High Representative of the Union and Vice President of the Commission, the President of the European Parliament, the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations and the Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council. It is considered the gold standard in history teaching.

    Okruzenje (Vicinities) -The CDRSEE has done what no one thought possible just a few years ago -- created an informative, engaging talk show especially for the Western Balkans that deals with divisive issues in the region. The same programme is broadcast on 11 national television channels and scores of regional channels across the Western Balkans, including all the countries of the former Yugoslavia and Albania. The show, kicking off its sixth season, brings together guests from different countries and backgrounds on the same set. Okruzenje made history at the Western Balkans Summit Vienna 2015 in August when for the first time ever, the Prime Ministers of Albania and Serbia were both guests in a single studio, in this case advocating regional cooperation. It has broken records for viewership numbers in the region and in 2016, it won the Jury Award in the ‘Media’ Category of the European Citizenship Awards. In 2017, it made history again by bringing together the Prime Ministers of Albania and the FYR of Macedonia and the Deputy PM of Serbia.

    e-PACT- The CDRSEE is partnering with EUROCLIO for a three-year project on education reform in Southeast Europe. The project builds on the ’Teaching for Learning’ methodology manual produced by the CDRSEE, providing teacher training and materials for education in critical thinking and creative participation in the classroom. Overall the project includes a major education evaluation, a pilot project and a project plan, as well as teacher training, advocacy and a strengthening of the network of key actors, all focused on enhancing the education system to deal with a global, interactive society. The process will be followed via a special episode series of the ’Okruzenje’ TV talk show. The ultimate goal is educational reform in order to help sustain the democratisation process and enhance sensitivity and understanding, through reforms and changes in the formal school system. 5 teacher training sessions have taken place (in Montenegro, Kosovo and Serbia) and a summer school took place in Albania.

    Vicinities Europe -- Vicinities Europe has taken the proven Okruzenje (Vicinities) model and applied it to Europe, where there are certainly ample divisive issues. The idea surfaced from a presentation of Okruzenje in the European Parliament, where MEPs suggested widening the show to Europe, noting its power in fostering reconciliation and understanding among the people. Two pilot shows were produced in October 2015 -- one on the migrant and refugee crisis, and another on the future of the European idea. CIRCOM, the European Association of Regional Televisions, featured Vicinities Europe on its website and offered it to all of its members. So far, the shows have been broadcast in at least nine countries.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


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    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    1 July 2024: We have noted that some meetings are appearing in duplicate, ie. some meetings seem to be listed twice. This seems to be because the Commission changes some element of a meeting data after the meeting has first been listed, which causes LobbyFacts to register it as a new meeting. We are investigating further.

    • Date 21 Nov 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
      DG European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
      • Christian Danielsson (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 25 Feb 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Discussion about Neighbourhood and Enlargement negotiations
      DG European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations
      • Christian Danielsson (Director-General)
      Other Lobbyists
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