The goal of this program is to bring EU issues-related policy debates from closed, expert circles, out into the open, and to educate, inform and engage wider publics. For this purpose, the Fund is relying on television, as a powerful and universally accessible medium, and on organizing public debates in the region and in the EU.

TV debate “Balkans in Europe”

The “Balkans in Europe” is a bimonthly TV debate on the most pressing issues that countries of the Western Balkans are facing on their way to EU membership. Recorded and broadcast directly from the studio of the EU Parliament, it engages Members of the EU Parliament, EU Commission officials, other important public figures, as well as experts and analysts from the Western Balkans region in the policy discussion. The debate, moderated by Borjan Jovanovski, journalist from TV NOVA Skopje, Macedonia, and Ivana Dragicevic, from N1, Zagreb, Croatia, is broadcasted on N1, a regional media news network with an audience of 20 million people in the Balkans (Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro) and a CNN exclusive news affiliate.