Southeast-Europe Association (SOG)
The Southeast-Europe Society (SOG) is an independent, public benefit intermediary organisation specialised in Southeast-Europe Research with a focus on political consulting and policy advice services.
Partner countries of the SOG are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.
SOG's objectives are:
- to further the scientific, economic and cultural relations
- to South Eastern European countries
- to deepen knowledge of historical and current developments in the region
SOG's fields of work are:
- organising national and international high level conferences, workshops and lectures on political, societal, cultural and historical issues of the Southeast European countries and regions
- staging the International University Weeks for young academics from South East Europe and Germany on annually alternating topics
- granting the Fritz and Helga Exner-Scholarships for short-term research journeys to South East Europe and Germany respectively to young academics from Germany and South East Europe
- granting the Fritz and Helga Exner-Promotion Awards for outstanding achievements in the field of South East Europe research
- awarding the Rudolf-Vogel-Medal to journalists specialised in South East Europe
- awarding the Konstantin-Jirecek-Medal for excellent achievements in South East Europe research and the promotion of cultural relations between South East Europe and Germany
For an overview of SOG's periodical publications please consult the respective website publications (in German).