CONFLICT RESOLUTION FROM ACEH (INDONESIA) TO BALKAN: AN EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS LEARNED

IFIMES
The International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies
Ljubljana

and

the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Vienna

in cooperation with

the company TE-TOL d.o.o. Ljubljana

cordially invite to the international Round Table

»CONFLICT RESOLUTION FROM ACEH (INDONESIA) TO BALKAN: AN EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCES AND LESSONS LEARNED«

to be held on

Friday, July 9, 2010 at 10.00 in Hotel Lev, Vošnjakova street 1 Ljubljana.

Programme:

10.0 – 10.15 Welcoming Speeches

Aris Munandar, Minister-Counsellor at Indonesian Embassy in Vienna

Zijad Bećirović, Director of the IFIMES International Institute

dr. Marko Notar, Deputy Director of the company TE-TOL d.o.o. Ljubljana

10.15 – 13.00 Conflict Resolution from Aceh (Indonesia) to Balkan: An Exchange
of Experiences and Lessons Learned

Speakers:

? Ambassador Sastrohandojo Wiryono, former Indonesian Ambassador in Vienna, Paris and Canberra, former Chief Negotiator for the Government of Indonesia in negotiations with the Aceh Freedom Movement, and former Director General for Political Affairs.

? Jelko Kacin, Slovenian Member of the European Parliament, Vice-President of EP Delegatian for South-East Europe an EP Rapporteur for Serbia.

? Prof. dr. Milan Jazbec, Member of the IFIMES International Institute

? Ivan Sabolić, Minister-Counsellor at Croatian Embassy in Slovenia

Discussion

SCOPE OF DISCUSSION:

In the last two decades, Indonesia has had experiences resolving internal conflict on its territory and mediating conflict resolution in the region of Southeast Asia, including the Aceh Peace Agreement, the Cambodia peace process, and the Mindanao peace process. In the same period of time, Slovenia has also had experiences and witnessed conflict resolution in its own region. The democratic values that the two countries are bound by have provided them with a strong conviction that a security-focused approach to conflict resolution is inadequate, as it fails to address the underlying grievances that drive them, and therefore would at best contain the violence until such time as it re-emerges, or at worst would intensify the conflicts. These similarities of situation, experience and values between the two countries certainly present a good basis to exchange experiences and lesson learned in the conflict resolution.

1. Experiences in different types of conflict resolutions in the Balkans and Indonesia.
2. The role of state and societies in resolving the conflicts?
3. Best practices in conflict resolution.
4. Typical and common difficulties/obstacles faced in conflict resolution
5. Lessons learned in conflict resolution

The official language of the seminar is English. The event will be moderated by Prof. Dr. Milan Jazbec.


Attendance is free of charge. Please confirm your participation at telephone number (01) 430 15 33 or at ifimes@ifimes.org

Ljubljana, 07 July 2010



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