The 1990s had a long lasting impact on the children and youth of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, and Serbia, that can be seen nearly a quarter of a century after the outbreak of the Yugoslav wars. The experiences as well as the social and political view points of this generation will become the foundation of their roles performed in society and guide their decision-making process. Therefore research studies about the children from the last decade of the former-Yugoslavia will be an important task due to their effect on actual and prospective politics in this region. The aim of the workshop is to get a broad idea of the generation that lived their childhood and youth through the Yugoslav wars in the 1990s. Having now reached adulthood, the question of how this generation deals with their past, present and their future is raised. Though the organizers of the workshop focus on interdisciplinary studies, the essential target is to collect a variety of different approaches towards the generation’s identities, memories, attitudes and values, hopes and needs. We are investigating the generation’s opinions and habitus in terms of their individual and collective political, socio-economical and cultural situations, as well as towards Europe, the European Union and their neighbouring countries.
Organized by Franz Vranitzky Chair for European Studies, Vienna; Sigmund Freud University Vienna, Berlin, Paris; Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe and partners; Organization team: MMag. Eva Tamara Asboth, Mag. Christina Krakovsky and Andrea Mesanovic (CAS UNIRI)
In Cooperation with: Vienna Society for European Studies; Funded by: Erste Foundation, Vienna
Workshop venue: Center for Advanced Studies of Southeastern Europe (CAS SEE), University of Rijeka