Friday, January 22, 2021
  Ivan Krastev is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, IWM Vienna. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member...
Jordan Plevnes (1953) is the Secretary General of the Academia Balkanica Europeana. He is also founder and Rector of University of audiovisual arts, ESRA Paris-Skopje-New York. He finished high school in Bitola and Faculty of Philology in Skopje. He...
Ivan Krastev is the chairman of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia and permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences, IWM Vienna. He is a founding board member of the European Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the...
Boris A. Novak (born in 1953) is a Slovene poet, playwright, translator, and essayist. He teaches Comparative Literature at the University of Ljubljana. Novak was active in the movement for the democratization of the Slovene and Yugoslav society. In...
Text by Jacques Lacarriere (1925-2005), spiritual founder of Actor of Europe, published in daily newspaper Le Figaro, Paris, in August 2003, for the First edition of the Festival. The Balkan is very often equalized with a mosaic...
Human Rights in Serbia: Subordinated to geostrategic deliberations Sonja Biserko is a Serbian campaigner for human rights. She is the founder and president of the Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia. Biserko’s ongoing work for human rights has included documenting...
Zilka Spahic-Siljak is a university professor from Bosnia and Herzegovina, where she lives and works. She is a leading research scholar and public intellectual in her country and in the region, addressing cutting edge issues involving human rights,...
Tatyana Kmetova is an anthropologist and an activist in different NGOs in Bulgaria since 1991. She is a founding member and Executive Director of the Center of Women's Studies and Policies Foundation since 2003 where she acts...
  Ignorance Kills   Robert Wilton is a writer, translator, coach and Balkan wanderer. After a dozen years in the British Civil Service, he was advisor to the Prime Minister of Kosovo in the years leading to independence, head of policy for the office...
  Alek Popov (born Sofia, Bulgaria, 1966) is a leading Bulgarian writer, author of four novels, several collections of short stories and essays, scripts and plays. His hugely successful first novel, the...