From Inclusive Identities to Inclusive Societies:

Exploring Complex Social Identity in the Western Balkans


ALSAT-M TV discussion

ALSAT-M TV, the program “200”: Presentation of the project “From inclusive identities towards inclusive societies”

On Tuesday, March 8th 2016 as part of the well-known program “200” in the national television ALSAT M was discussed the towering Cross and the Eagle in the capital of Macedonia, which incited not only tensions and showed once again the lack of the reciprocal inter-ethnical knowledge but the enhanced prejudgment in our society. However, the situation showed another important dimension as well; the secularism or the non-interference of religion in the state. For politicians’ surprise, the reaction of people towards these developments was cold; they reflected the issue as a political one and not as a matter to be experienced with strong inter-ethnical emotions.

These issues were commented by university professors Ali Pajaziti and Ana Fritzhand, as part of the interesting research supported by RRPP which discovers the perceptions between people in Macedonia, and Silke Maier-Witt of the Forum Civil Peace Sevice – known for several projects in Macedonia.

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Project is supported within the framework of the Regional Research Promotion Programme in the Western Balkans (RRPP), which is run by the University of Fribourg upon a mandate of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, SDC, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

Regional Research Promotion Programme in the Western Balkans