Addressing the refugee question in Slovenia and Central Europe

Addressing the refugee question in Slovenia and Central Europe

On Wednesday, 9 November at 17.00, round table discussion on addressing the refugee question in Slovenia with specific focus on cooperation and confrontation between the countries of Central Europe will be held in the Grand Hall of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Participants to the round table chaired by prof. Maja Bučar, head of the Centre for International Relations (CIR) of the Faculty of Social Sciences, will include:

  • Paul Schmidt, Secretary General of the Austrian association for European politics (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik – ÖGfE)
  • Neža Kogovšek Šalamon, director of the Peace Institute
  • Helena Milinković, journalist at the RTV Slovenia
  • Milan Brglez, Assistant Professor in IR and President of the National Assembly

The round table is part of the international project »Cooperation or confrontation between Central European countries in the current refugee crisis«, coordinated by ÖGfE in which, apart from Slovenia and CIR, partners from Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary take part.

So far, as part of the project, national workshops took place, followed by a joint workshop and presentation of results in Vienna. Currently, results are presented and discussed in each of the participating countries.

The joint policy recommendations and response by European media is available at:

Due to guests from abroad, round table discussion will be in English while debate with the audience will be bilingual.

Participation is welcomed!