Voluntary Work and Voluntary Associations in Southeastern Europe, 1980-2000

Hall of the Geographical Museum GIAM ZRC SAZU, Gosposka ulica 16
Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, TU Dresden and the Institute for East European History at the University of Vienna project Volunteering in Local Communities between Late Socialism and Liberal Capitalism: The History of Volunteer Fire Departments in Germany and East Central Europe, 1980-2000 in cooperation with the Research Center of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts (ZRC SAZU)
22.03.2018 - 23.03.2018
Ana Kladnik

Voluntary Work, Volunteering and Voluntary Associations in Southeastern Europe, 1980-2000
International Workshop

The workshop is supported by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and the Austrian Science Fund (Fonds zur Förderung der wissenschaftlichen Forschung, FWF).

The workshop is open to the public and admission free.


Thursday, 22 March 2018
14:30 – 15:00
Welcome: Oto Luthar (Ljubljana), Tanja Petrović (Ljubljana)
Workshop introduction: Thomas Lindenberger (Dresden), Ana Kladnik (Dresden)

15:00 – 16:45
Panel: Socialist Legacy of Voluntarism
Chair / comments: Ildiko Erdei (Belgrade)
Nikola Baković (Giessen)
Get to Know Your Country in Order to Love It. Partisan Tourism as Catalyst for Translocal Volunteering in Socialist Yugoslavia

Julia Nietsch (Paris)
Volunteering for the Kosovo-Albanian “Parallel Structures”: the Case of the Mother Teresa Society

Anna Matthiesen (New York)
NGOs, Virtual Voluntarism and the Legacy of Radne Akcije in Serbia

16:45– 17:15 Coffee break

17:15 – 19:00
Panel: Volunteering and the Yugoslav Wars of the 1990s
Chair / comments: Fabio Giomi (Paris) and Igor Duda (Pula)
Jelena Rupčić (Pula)
Influence of Political Changes on Volunteering during the 1980s and 1990s on the Example of the Red Cross in Pula, Croatia

Zlatiborka Popov Momčinović (Sarajevo)
Question of ‘Volunteering’. The Context of Women's Activism in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ana Ljubojević (Zagreb)
"Starting an Avalanche"? Transformation of Youth Voluntarism in Serbia

19:15 Dinner

Friday, 23 March 2018
9:15 – 10:45
Panel: The Role of Voluntarism and Voluntary Associations within the Community Safety Structures around 1990
Chair / comments: Damijan Guštin (Ljubljana)

Rade Rajkovčevski (Skopje)
Voluntarism through Implementation of the Concept “All in Defence, All in Protection”: Ideology or Way to Developing a Sustainable Model of Civil Protection

Ana Kladnik (Dresden)
Voluntary Associations and the Reorganisation of the System of Protection and Rescue in Slovenian Local Communities around 1990

10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:45
Panel: Perception of Voluntary Work and the post-Socialist Transformation
Chair / comments: Reana Senjković (Zagreb)

Brunilda Zenelaga and Klodiana Beshku (Tirana)
Dealing with the Will to Voluntarism. The Role of the State during the Transformation of the Political System in Albanian Society

Tanja Petrović (Ljubljana)
Reframing Voluntary Labor in post-Socialist Serbia

12:45 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30
Roundtable: Volunteering and the History of Southeastern Europe between 1980-2000
Moderator: Ana Kladnik (Dresden)
Jure Gašparič (Ljubljana), Ljubica Spaskovska (Exeter), Tatjana Rakar (Ljubljana), Tanja Petrović (Ljubljana), Thomas Lindenberger (Dresden), Philipp Ther (Wien)


Ana Kladnik

Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies, TU Dresden


Voluntary Work and Voluntary Associations in Southeastern Europe, 1980-2000, 22.03.2018 – 23.03.2018 Ljubljana, in: H-Soz-Kult, 01.03.2018, <www.hsozkult.de/event/id/termine-36601>.
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