Culture and Cooperation in the Western Balkans with Vladimir Arsenijević

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In this episode of the Vienna Coffee House Conversations, host Ivan Vejvoda welcomes IWM and ERSTE Foundation's Europe's Futures Fellow Vladimir Arsenijević for an insightful dialogue on the cultural and political landscape of post-Yugoslav Europe. 

The conversation delves into Arsenijević’s multifaceted role as a writer, cultural worker, and engaged intellectual. It covers the challenges of nationalism, the importance of regional cooperation, Serbia's complex relationship with Russia and the European Union, and the evolving cultural scene in Serbia. Arsenijević’s perspective on Serbia's path forward, his humanitarian work in Ukraine, and the role of culture in shaping societal narratives provide a deep understanding of the region's current state and future directions.

Learn more about Vladimir Arsenijević here

Ivan Vejvoda is an IWM Permanent Fellow and Head of the Europe's Futures program at the IWM.

Listen to the full episode here.