Restoring the context of an evaluation, made upon the developments within the Southeast European space, especially during the last decades, can have as a reference point: The Balkan Wars. Any analysis of these events targets the stages that have contributed to the initial cohabitation, as well as to the factors, that have generated the events that happened 100 years ago. Have these events a contemporary facet that is very difficult to preserve nowadays? Isn`t the historical importance, of these events, bearing of multiple significations, that have the possibility to offer enough explanatory arguments to the current geo-strategic situation of the Southeast European space? Has diplomacy succeeded in inspiring those political moments that coin a certain regional stability?
The Symposium – Southeast European Diplomacy – Celebrating 100 Years from the Balkan Wars –aims to offer, through the contributions that are going to be presented, a balanced pondering over these issues. We will try to examine how the extra-regional interference is adjusted in a suitable proportion, starting with the key-moment of the Peace of Bucharest of 1913, up to the present moment. The glyph of analysis will be put on the policies applied by the Great Powers, starting with 1913, and finishing with the present interest, that the actors, with an international presence of a highest degree, have expressed towards the Southeast European space. A central acknowledgement will be ensured by the way in which intra-regional dialogues have succeeded or not to generate the procrastination of the cooperation endeavors. Here the role of the Southeast European diplomacy will be underlined – as a generating factor of these types of dialogue. We will concentrate our research efforts upon the way in which a diplomatic cultural spirit can surface or not by training, within a geographical area where heterogeneity is prevalent.
The symposium aims to extract those points of view, solidly put forward and argued, with an intrinsic content as varied as possible. There is not a limited fund of ideas that is proposed as a paradigm, in which the participants have to include their papers. The Event – Southeast European Diplomacy – Celebrating 100 Years from the Balkan Wars – calls upon the organization of a meeting assailable to the debate of some ideas and of some estimations– with a mixed provenience, conception and representation. Researchers, members of different academia, people with special preferences towards the Southeast European space are welcome for the gathering up of all the research components that are distributed to panel-debates, brought under the central theme of this symposium.