10 November 2011
ESI's "Return to Europe" documentary series in Zagreb
View of the audience. Photo: University of Zagreb
View of the audience. Photo: University of Zagreb

Six films of the award-winning documentary series "Return to Europe", based on research by ESI, will be shown from December to May at Zagreb's Law Faculty (exact dates see below). On this occasion the Law Faculty, the Center for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo and the European Law Student Association ELSA invite to a panel discussion on

"Know Your Neighbours/Znaj svoje susjede"

Sharing know-how on academic co-operation in South-East Europe

at the Aula of the University of Zagreb, Trg maršala Tita 14
10 November 2011, at 6pm.


  • Prof. Dr. Zoran Parać, Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
  • Prof. Dr. Josef Marko, Dean of the Faculty of Law, Karl-Franzens University, Graz
  • Prof. Dr. Josip Kregar, Chairman of the Center for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo, Zagreb
  • Mr. Miroslav Polzer (tbc), Head of the Austrian Science and Research Liaison Office Ljubljana
  • Mr. Kristof Bender, Deputy Chairman of the European Stability Initiative (ESI), Vienna
  • Mr. Robin Gosejohann, ERSTE Stiftung, Vienna

The following documentaries will be shown over the next few months at the Zagreb Law Faculty, Trg Marsala Tita 3 (u dvorani 3), starting at 18.00, including a presentation and discussion with the ambassador of the respective country:

  • 15 December 2011 – Turkey: Istanbul - Truth, fear and hope
  • 19 January 2012 – Macedonia: Macedonian Wedding
  • 23 February 2012 – Montenegro: Wild Beauty
  • 22 March 2012 – Serbia: Exit Europe
  • 19 March 2012 – Bosnia and Herzegovina: A miracle which does not shine
  • 24 May 2012 – Kosovo: Cutting the lifeline

Please find more information on the films at www.returntoeurope.eu

View of the podium. Photo: University of Zagreb
View of the podium. Photo: University of Zagreb

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"Return to Europe" trailer. Video: pre tv
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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com