Is Culture the Problem of the Balkans?
The main objective of the public panel was to represent the interdisciplinary character of the "Blue Bird. Agenda for Civil Society in South-East Europe" Project to the CEU and OSI community.
The specific culture of the Balkans is blamed for the wars, backwardness, and deficit of modernity. In most of the cases the meaning of cultures is not defined or vaguely related to Orthodox Christianity or Ottoman legacy. The discussions attempted to give an answer to questions, like "Is really culture the problem?" and "How can we answer this question in the framework of a policy oriented and interdisciplinary research?".