"Serbian-Croatian relations, extremism as a factor in the destabilization of the region"
At the Thirteenth International Scientific Meeting “Serbian-Croatian Relations, Extremism as a Factor of Destabilization of the Region” which was held in Golubić (Obrovac) on 24 August 2020 in the form of an internet conference, scientists and politicians from Serbia and Croatia participated.
The organizers of the meeting – Darko Gavrilović from the Center for History, Democracy and Reconciliation and Janko Veselinović from the Association for History, Cooperation and Reconciliation – traditionally traveled to Golubić to host the conference from the Golubić school.
On that occasion, a unanimous assessment was made that Serbian-Croatian relations are still under the pressure of political extremism , but that the latest developments on the political scene in Croatia give hope for the repair of inter-ethnic relations.
Politicians suggested the necessity of improving relations by improving the position of the Serbian and Croatian communities in the two countries, which should be visible through the participation of both minorities in those parts of the government that are essential for their survival and development.
Scientists supported the initiative that would launch scientific and economic interstate projects that would contribute to the development of the region. Also, the importance of eliminating extremist violence and the marginalization of extreme right-wing parties was highlighted in order to establish better relations between the two countries, which would lead to the realization of a policy of regional stability and reconciliation.