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    “Culture of Regional Cooperation” Workshop in Belgrade

    The “Culture of Regional Cooperation” Workshop is an event organised in the framework of the newly launched “Civil Society Initiative of the Vienna Western Balkans Summit” on 26 May 2015 in Belgrade. This Workshop will be a great opportunity to reassess the current state of regional cooperation in the Balkans and to identify two crucial questions, which should be used as red threads for the civil society debate during the Vienna Western Balkans Summit. The Vienna Western Balkans Summit will take place on 27 August 2015, with the participation of heads of EU member states and countries of South Eastern Europe. It is a continuation of the so-called “Berlin Process”, which was initiated in August 2014 by the German Chancellor… Read More →

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    Regional Cooperation Day in Brussels

    The Regional Cooperation Day will be held in Brussels on May 6, 2015. The event will be an opportunity for BiEPAG to present a policy paper focusing on the enlargement process as well as regional developments, challenges and opportunities in the Western Balkan economies. What are the pressing issues of the Western Balkans? To map the current state of affairs and to continue to look for solutions, the Regional Cooperation Council in collaboration with the Representation of the State of Baden-Württemberg to the EU and the European Fund for the Balkans, have initiated the Regional Cooperation Day in Brussels. Last August, the Berlin Process started a cycle of enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans by placing a special emphasis… Read More →

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    Fellowship Programme for Young Government Officials started with Introductory Seminar held in Berlin and Potsdam

    The seventh generation of fellows within the European Fund for the Balkans’ fellowship program for young civil service leaders gathered for the Introductory Seminar, which took place in Berlin and Potsdam (Germany) from April 17 to April 25, 2015. The Fellowship Programme, entitled “Fellowship Programme for Young Government Officials from the Western Balkans: Supporting Excellence and Leadership in Governance”, provides 20 scholarships for civil servants from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia. Fellows will spend three months in various countries of the European Union, where they gain work practice in federal or state government agencies of the host countries, receive tailor-made training through specifically designed seminars, and experience national, international and intercultural exchange. This year the… Read More →

The Fund

The European Fund for the Balkans is a multi-year joint initiative of European foundations designed to undertake and support initiatives aimed at bringing the Western Balkans closer to the European Union through grant-giving and operational programmes and, as such, is focused on individuals and organisations from Western Balkan countries.
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