UNESCO Chair / Network in contemporary history of the Balkans  (321), established in 1996 at the Ionian University, Corfu (Greece).


Intercultural dialogue.


At short term: 

  • Modernization of the organization, topics and methods of education in contemporary history of the Balkan States at the University of Tirana.
  • Improvement of the aptitudes and the teaching capacities, following-up of the construction of a bibliography.
  • Improvement of research in history at the University of Tirana and exchanges of archives material with common interest between the contracting parts.

At long term

  • Installation of a department of history at the postgraduate level at the University of Tirana.
  • Development of a network of cooperation for education and research in the field of contemporary history of the Balkans.

Host Institution

In collaboration with

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Prof. Petros Pizanias, Département d'histoire, Université ionienne
UNESCO Chairholder
E-Mail address - history(at)
Work Phone - 30 26610 87300/+30 26610 87329, 87313
Cellular Phone - (030)-693-26-12-262
Fax - +30 26610 35197
Street - 72, I. Theotoki Street,
City - Corfou
Postal Code - GR 49100
Country - Grèce