A Balkan Roadtrip: A story of Stereotype

A Balkan Roadtrip: A story of Stereotype

Rencontres Européennes, le 24 février 2016
  • The road to Zagred ©Jonathan Davis CC BY-NC 2.0/FlickrThe road to Zagred ©Jonathan Davis CC BY-NC 2.0/Flickr

A new Reflecting on Europe at Sciences Po (RESP), with Sanja Beronja, in charge of international admissions in Sciences Po Admissions.

Date: 24th February 2016, from 3.00 to 4.30 pm
Venue: Sciences Po, Room A13, 27 rue St Guillaume - 75007 Paris
Free entrance according to available places
Contact: resp.mae@sciencespo.fr 


On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the World War I, two friends decided to learn more about the lives of two women soldiers from the Great War and headed on to a trip to visit the places where these women were fighting and got injured. It brought them to several towns in Serbia and Albania. A road trip of two Serbian women in Albania turned out to be a road to the past, but also a road full of discoveries, exciting encounters and teaching invaluable lessons about Balkan paradoxes and stereotypes. The conference will present the road trip as the first phase of the project, its challenges and future plans and activities.


Sanja Beronja graduated from PSIA and Sciences Po European campus in Dijon. She is in charge of international admissions in Sciences Po Admissions and teaches a course on national stereotypes and identity building in Central Europe and the Balkans in Euro-American campus in Reims. Her activities are focused on two main areas: international student mobility and the Balkan and Central European region. Sanja Beronja is a regular contributor to 2 major newspapers in Serbia, has been a guest lecturer at University of Szeged in Hungary and is involved in activities raising awareness in Serbia about opportunities of student mobility and studies abroad. She is currently working on a project about national stereotypes among young people in Serbia and Albania. Sanja Beronja speaks fluently Serbian, French, English, Czech and Greek, has good command of Portuguese and Spanish and is currently learning Albanian. 

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