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    EFB Cocktail Reception – Accelerating European Integration Through Regional Cooperation

    The countries of the Western Balkans region must increase cooperation for improved efficiency if they are to set in motion and accelerate the currently stalled European integration process. This was the conclusion reached at the EFB Cocktail Reception organised on 12 December 2014 by the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB), which is an initiative of several key European foundations launched in 2007. At this gathering, attended by, among others, the Head of Serbia’s EU accession negotiations team Tanja Miščević, the EFB presented the seventh generation of participants in the EFB’s Fellowship Programme for Young Government Officials from the Western Balkans – Supporting Excellence and Leadership in Governance, scheduled to spend 3 months working for government institutions in EU member… Read More →

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    Regional Media Cooperation

    In the latest episode of Season 3, “Vicinities” organized a roundtable where journalists from six countries talked about regional media cooperation – is there any at all, and to what extent and level is it present? Why has it been brought down to a personal level and why is there no organized, institutionalized cooperation, despite the evident need for it, particularly in view of the interest of the region’s citizens, because the topics are similar. The fact that the “Vicinities” serial met with equal approval in all of the countries in the region, and won the support of all participants, who consider it an authentic, justified project, is in itself a confirmation of the need for exchange and cooperation. The… Read More →

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    Public discussion in Paris – “European Integration of the Balkans – What Now?”

    The European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) and the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI), organised a discussion on the subject, “European Integration of the Balkans – What Now?”, which was held in Paris, France. The event started with a presentation of the latest policy paper by the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BIEPAG), a joint initiative of the European Fund for the Balkans and the Centre for Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz. The discussion was moderated by Jacques Rupnik, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI). Issues discussed: Jacques Rupnik, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for International Studies and Research (CERI), welcomed the European Fund for the Balkans and the authors of… Read More →

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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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