In the Heart of Fortress Europe: Austria’s Role in Border Externalization Policies in the Western Balkans


Presentation and discussion with the researchers Nidžara Ahmetašević and Klaudia Wieser, in cooperation with the European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies (EIPCP). Watch the full recording.


The discussants will map different actors, organisations, and multilateral cooperations that actively shape the so called „migration management“ in the region and analyse Bosnia and Herzegovina as a case study.

Wednesday, 6 April 2022
17.00 (CET)
via Zoom



  • Nidžara Ahmetašević, independent researcher and journalist. She did her Ph.D. on the role of media assistance in post-conflict countries at the University of Graz, Austria. Her focus as a journalist is on media development in post-conflict countries, hate speech, human rights, feminism, and migration.
  • Klaudia Wieser, social scientist based at the University of Vienna. She works on conflict, war, and colonialism in the Arab World with a special focus on the question of Palestine. Wieser is a founding member of Push-Back Alarm Austria and an activist at DOKUSTELLE Austria, a documentation and counselling centre for people who experience Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism.


  • Katerina Anastasiou, facilitator of the chapters Migration and Global Strategy for transform! europe,
  • Monika Mokre, European Institute for Progressive Cultural Policies (EIPCP)