CESPIC organizes in cooperation with Universiteti Bedër-Faqja Zyrtare and Logos College of Theology a roundtable ‘Identity, religions and policies’ which is going to be held on May 30th 2019, at the Catholic University “Our Lady of Good Counsel” in Tirana. The roundtable is intended to deal with aspects and criticalities of diverse societies with a special attention to religious diversity.  A special focus will be on 'policies', namely on how policy-makers take into account religious diversity in order to shape public policies. The latter appears to be crucial when building long-lasting peaceful societies. Needless to say, it also appears to be particularly crucial for Balkans. 

Welcome addresses

 Father Daniele BERTOLDI

President of Our Lady of Good Counsel Foundation

 Prof. Bruno GIARDINA

Rector of Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel

 H.E. Mons. George FRENDO

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tirana-Durrës



 Prof. Raul CARUSO

Director of CESPIC, Catholic University Our Lady of Good Counsel



 Prof. Giovanni GOBBER

Dean of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Catholic University of Sacred Heart

On language contacts and religious traditions in Europe

Dr. Claudio PARAVATI

Director of Confronti Study Center

Post secularized Societies: challenges, opportunities, risks


Department of Islamic Studies, Bedër University

Islamic foundation of religious pluralism within the framework of democracy and privacy as a legal principle of identity maintenance

Dr. Georgios GAITANOS

Head of the Department of Social Theology and Religious Studies of LOGOS University College

The role of religious communities/institutions in the public political sphere: historical reflection and modern perspectives


Irish School of Ecumenics, Trinity College

Centre of Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University

Religion, conflict and peacebuilding in the Balkans