Resilience in the Western Balkans

The European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), with the support and cooperation of the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB), published the Report “Resilience in the Western Balkans”. This Report analyses the drivers of fragility and resilience in the context of the internal and external challenges facing the region. Zoran Nechev, member of the…

The 9th edition of the Fellowship Programme for Government Officials from the Western Balkans has set off

Eighteen fellows of the new generation of the European Fund for the Balkans’ Fellowship Programme for Government Officials from the Western Balkans (Fellowship Programme) gathered in Berlin and Potsdam at the Introduction Seminar from August 26 to September 3. The aim of the seminar was to prepare the participants for the programme in the European…

Civil Society Forum recommendations as part of the Western Balkans Summit Declaration

In result of the efforts of the Western Balkan civil society to contribute to Europeanisation of the region and to regional cooperation, the Civil Society Forum developed policy recommendations and presented them to the Western Balkan and European Union decision-makers during the Civil Society Forum meeting on July 12. The recommendations were acknowledged and included in the…

The future of the Berlin Process

The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) drafted a discussion paper The Future of the Berlin Process. The goal of this policy brief is to outline the most tangible outputs of the previous Western Balkan Summits, and to propose several structural changes that need to be introduced after the 2018 London Summit in order…

Up next: Civil Society Forum Trieste, 11-12 July

The Civil Society Forum Trieste will be organised linked to the 4th intergovernmental Summit of Western Balkans and EU countries and it will bring together representatives of civil society organisations with the objective of providing a platform for their impact on the so-called Berlin Process. The Forum will consider the topics high on the agenda of…

Shooting of the 6th season of “Vicinities” is underway

The energy future of the Western Balkans, security threats, profiles of the regional leaders, and social themes such as treats of modern families and reading habits of contemporary people – will be the topics of the new season of “Vicinities”. This regional talk show on current affairs in the Balkans will offer insights by issue-experts,…

Lunch discussion on BiEPAG’s report “The Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans. An Anatomy of Stabilitocracy and the Limits of EU Democracy Promotion”

Main sources of current instability in the region and ways to mitigate them were elaborated during a lunch discussion, held in Brussels today, on the topic of BiEPAG’s recent report “The Crisis of Democracy in the Western Balkans. An Anatomy of Stabilitocracy and the Limits of EU Democracy Promotion”. The gathering was organised by Open…