MOHA Research Center, the American College of Thessaloniki (ACT) and the Jena Centre for Reconciliation Studies (JCRS) at Friedrich Schiller University, in cooperation with the Foreign Affairs Institute, and the Balkan Strategies International Synergies (BSIS), launched in Kavala the 1st International Summer School on reconciliation and social cohesion (5 – 9 September, 2022).
Minorities and social diversity are issues of concern to Europe and the modern world. Cultural evolution and education are gradually increasing social awareness and understanding, promoting a sustainable transition towards tolerance (ethnic, religious, cultural).
The Summer School combined academic theory and the praxis of diplomacy to analyze policies and behaviors enabling reconciliation, tolerance, social cohesion and good neighborliness at the local, national, and international levels, as well as a UN simulation under the guidance of well-known professors, scholars, diplomats, and businessmen. In addition, the participants/students were able to improve their professional skills as they worked on real cases with politicians, leaders and senior diplomats.