The DAAD Higher Education Dialogue with the countries of the Western Balkans - former DAAD Academic Reconstruction - is a programme funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Foreign Office. This program is organized annually since 2013 by the Europa-Institut in cooperation with the South East European Law School Network (SEELS) and the partner faculties from Albania (Tirana), Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo and Zenica), Croatia (Osijek, Rijeka, Split, Zagreb), Northern Macedonia (Skopje) and Serbia (Belgrade and Nis).
The aim of the DAAD Higher Education Dialogue is to create a network of lawyers in the field of postgraduate teaching and research on various topics related to European and International law. Since the beginning of the cooperation various summer schools, workshops, training courses have taken place in Saarbrücken and the especially in partner countries.
Through the years, more than 150 students on their Master's or doctoral studies from Saarbrücken and the partner countries as well as many professors and experts from Germany, countries in South-East Europe and other countries worldwide have participated in these projects.
The Europa-Institut together with the South East European Law School Network and the partner faculties will continue to organize interesting and current projects in the future. The participants of these projects will be able to further deepen their knowledge in the fields of European and International law as well as build a network with colleagues from other countries.