Open exchanges 20 years after the end of the NATO campaign in Kosovo, with Sébastien Gricourt, Head of the Balkan center of the Paris-based Jean Jaures Foundation, on 4 July 2019, in the center’s premises.
Following the Prespa Agreement, France Forum magazine and the Paris-based Institut Jean Lecanuet organized a debate on the European future of the Balkans, on 12 June 2019, at the French Senate. The various panel speakers and audience members led to interactive discussion and open exchanges. Speakers included: Marta de Cidrac, sénatrice et présidente du groupe sénatorial d’amitié France-Balkans occidentaux ; SEMme Jadranka Chaushevska Dimov, ambassadeure de Macédoine du Nord en France ; Laurent Geslin, rédacteur en chef adjoint du Courrier des Balkans ; Isabelle Jégouzo, cheffe de la représentation en France de la Commission européenne ; François Lafond, conseiller auprès du vice Premier ministre en charge des Affaires européennes de la République de Macédoine du Nord ; Odile Perrot.
Contribution to the symposium "1919-2019: Thinking about peace, 100 years after the Treaty of Versailles", which was organized to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, by the University of Grenoble (France), in cooperation with the academic institution focusing on defense matters (IHEDN) and the French Ministry of the Armed Forces, on 12 February 2019.
All recorded presentations, incl. mine, are available from the following link: https://enseignement-moral-civique-pedagogie.web.ac-grenoble.fr/content/colloque-defense-2019
Participation in the round table held during the Summer University entitled "Peace processes and Transitional justice", along with Jean-René Etchegaray, Bayonne mayor, Assumpta Mugiraneza, Co-founder and director of IRIBA Center for Multimedia Heritage in Rwanda, Pascal Paradis, Executive Director at Lawyers Without Borders Canada, and Jahel Quiroga, Director of the NGO REINICIAR in Colombia. The round table closed the Summer University organized by the Varenne University Institute and the French Association Francophone for Transitional justice, on 1-8 July 2018 at Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry (Basque country, France).
Conducted and moderated the one-day seminar which was organized by the Bordeaux University with the support of the Embassy of Kosovo. Featuring field experts and research scientists, presentations and discussions focused on Kosovo's state-building steps, highlighting political and international issues at stake.
Contributions are available online on the website of the scientific journal Est Europa (free download).
Following Kosovo's 10th anniversary of independence, French MPs, diplomats, researchers and key actors who contributed to the construction of the Kosovo State presented on the country's history highlights and current progress, on 20 February 2018. Following the introduction made by the President of France-Kosovo friendship group - Mr Questel -, Ambassador Gashi opened the floor with thoughts on the cooperation between both countries and with the EU. Moderating exchanges among Ambassador Baleine du Laurens, MP Joachim Son-Forget, General Xavier Bout de Marnhac, Ambassador Schlumberger and President Forneris, Odile Perrot also provided a snapshot on Kosovo's specific European perspective.