5.6.2012. Dušan Gamser represented CEAS at the discussion ‘Egypt in Transition’

Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP), June 5, 2012

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On June 5, 2012, a discussion was held on the topic ‘Egypt in Transition’, at the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy (BCSP). The main introductory speaker was Dr Ahmed Kandil, reporter and researcher from the Al-Ahram Centre for Political and Strategic Studies in Cairo, Egypt. BCSP associate, Marija Marović was the moderator.

This discussion enabled the Belgrade public a chance to talk about the political and wider social situation in Egypt after the 2011 revolution with a representative of an Egyptian civil society organisation. Dr Ahmed Kandil actively participated in the political life and strains in Egypt and has experience in the field which is significant for better understanding the situation in the country, which he happily shared with the other participants.


The following topics were discussed:

- The political and social-economic situation in Egypt after the Revolution, including a short review of the key political actors and relations of force between them;
- The role of the Security sector (military, police, security forces) – challenges of reforms;
- The role of the civil society in the process of transition in Egypt, the similarities and differences in relation to Serbia;
- The arrests of members of Egyptian NGOs and forthcoming trials;
- The Presidential elections in Egypt – what can be expected during and after.

The Centre for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) in Belgrade was represented at the discussion by Dušan Gamser, CEAS associate.

31.5.- 2.6.2012. Jan Litavski, CEAS researcher, participated in training organised by the TACSO office in Serbia

TACSO Office in Serbia, 31.5.2012–2.6.2012

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Jan Litavski, researcher at the Centre for Euro-Atlantis Studies participated in the training ‘Strategic network development and management of networks’ in the period between 31.5.2012–2.6.2012, organised by the TACSO office in Serbia.

The training began by mapping out networks and elements needed for the formation and maintenance of a network. The training was focused on strategic planning and elements necessary for the development of a strategic plan. Furthermore, discussions were led over which skills are needed for managing networks, and which for public representation. The training also dealt with the notion of communication and decision making in networks, questions of network sustainability and strategic aim identification. At the end, participants agreed on the logistics and assistance of TACSO trainers on producing strategic plans for the networks they will manage.

2.3.2012. Jelena Milić, CEAS Director, as a guest lecturer at the Corvinus University in Budapest

Belgrade/Budapest 2.3.2012

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The Director of CEAS, Jelena Milić, will on several occasions act as a lecturer at the Corvinus University in Budapest. The first discussion is on the topic of European integration of Serbia, with a specific review of relations between Serbia and Kosovo.

CEAS still actively stands for the establishment of the rule of law and protection of human rights, followed by all-encompassing transitional justice. It requests the same from the domestic and international stakeholders in charge, the Hague Tribunal included, no matter whether it is about the conduct of the investigation of the assertions made in Dick Marty’s report on human organ trade, the responsibility of the current Serbian Army Chief Ljubiša Diković for crimes in Kosovo and the appropriateness of his appointment to that position, or the insistence on finding out who, why and how helped the hiding of Hague fugitives Radovan Karadžić, Ratko Mladić and Goran Hadžić for so long.