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Welcome to LSEE - Research on South Eastern Europe!

LSEE is a research unit established within LSE's European Institute with the aim of developing the School's expertise on South East Europe. Drawing on the strength of existing and new academic expertise at the LSE, and complementing the work of the Hellenic Observatory and the Contemporary Turkish Studies Programme, LSEE aims to provide a significant platform on which to build high quality, independent research and facilitate public dialogue and dissemination of information on the region. 

LSEE is closely affiliated to two other research units at the European Institute: the Hellenic Observatory| & the Contemporary Turkish Studies Programme|


Upcoming Events 

UCL - SSEES- Centre for South East European Studies

Friday, 13 June 2014

Third Joint PhD Symposium on South East Europe|

The organisers invite submissions for the Symposium, to be hosted by the UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES).


Friday, 30 May 2014

Workshop on Vocational Education Training and Inclusive Education in the Western Balkans, Skopje|

The workshop is organised by the Working Group on Education of the LSEE Research Network on Social Cohesion in SEE, in cooperation with the American University College Skopje and the World Bank.

Deadline for submissions: 5 May 2014.



Latest Events


Thursday, 27 March 2014

 DG Enlargement Panel|

A public debate on "Social protection actions within the IPA programme". The session has been organised in partnership with the Directorate-General for Enlargement of the European Commission.


25 February 2014

LSEE hosted a public lecture by Croatia's Prime Minister Zoran Milanović, who spoke on his country's recent accession to the EU. The lecture podcast| and the photo gallery| are now online.


8 January 2014

After his appointment at the University of Zagreb, Dr Spyros Economides has been appointed Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Political Science of the University of Belgrade| as well.

Igor Luksic 

22 October 2013

LSEE hosted Montenegro's Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration, and former Prime Minister (2010-12) Igor Lukšić on Wednesday, 30 October 2013. More information on his talk can be found here|.


16 October 2013

Professor and author Vesna Goldsworthy gave a talk entitled: "Ruritania in Brussels, Evzones in the Eurozone: Balkan Stereotypes in the Age of Austerity". Read our interview with her|. You can find the event's podcast and image gallery at this link|.


20 September 2013

Dr Spyros Economides has been appointed Visiting Professor at the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Political Sciences| for the year 2013/14. (University of Zagreb announcement| [HR]) 

Update - 12 February 2014: In his capacity as Visiting Professor at the University of Zagreb, Dr Economides had a personal meeting with Croatia's President Ivo Josipović|.


17 September 2013

Professor Kevin Featherstone has been awarded the Order of the Phoenix of the Hellenic Republic Award|. The prize was presented by H.E. Mr Konstantinos Bikas, Ambassador Of Greece, at his London residence.



Social Consequences
The Social Consequences of the Global Economic Crisis in South East Europe
|Editors: Drs Will Bartlett (LSEE) & Milica Uvalić (University of Perugia)
Decentralization and Local Development in Southeast Europe
|Editors: Drs Will Bartlett (LSEE), Sanja Maleković (Institute for International Relations, Zagreb) & Vassilis Monastiriotis(LSEE)
Palgrave Macmillan
Civil Society & Tranistions in the Western Balkans
Editors: Drs Vesna Bojičić Dželilović, James Ker-Lindsay & Denisa Kostovicova
Palgrave Macmillan Book Series-New Perspectives on South East Europe
ISSUE 5- Promoting Democracy in the Western Balkans After the Global Economic Crisis |
Authors: Adam Fagan (Queen Mary, University of London) & Indraneel Sircar (University of Essex) 
Click here| for all LSEE Papers
Labour Market and Skills in the Western Balkans |
Editors: Drs Mihail Arandarenko & Will Bartlett
FREN (Foundation for the Advancement of Economics) & LSE
Foreign Policy of Counter Secession
The Foreign Policy of Counter Secession-Preventing the Recognition of Contested States  |
Author: Dr James Ker-Lindsay, Senior Research Fellow on the Politics of South East Europe, LSE
Oxford University Press
Balkan Insight




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