Call for Applications: Alpbach Summer School on European Integration 2015 (ASSEI-B15)

Club Alpbach Belgrade is launching a Call for Applications for its 9th edition of Alpbach Summer School on European Integration in Belgrade 2015 (ASSEI-B15). As an official member of the Forum Alpbach Network and the European Forum Alpbach, in cooperation with University of Belgrade’s Institute for Philosophy and Social Theory, school will be held from…

Fellowship Programme for Young Government Officials from the Western Balkans – Supporting Excellence and Leadership in Governance – New ideas and program changes will be implemented and announced in September!

The new Fellowship Programme for Young Government Officials from the Western Balkans is being prepared in line with the new EFB program strategy. The European Fund for the Balkans is designed to develop and support initiatives aimed at strengthening democracy and fostering European integration by enabling inclusive policy making, supporting capacity development and creating a…

BiEPAG members at the conference “The European Security Policy at the Crossroads”

Several BiEPAG members took part in the conference, “The European Security Policy at the Crossroads”, organized by the Center For Foreign Policy and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Belgrade, on 26 June 2015. Ivica Dačić, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, opened the conference that reflected on contemporary security challenges in…

2015 Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies, June 28 to July 5, 2015, Belgrade

The Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies provides a learning opportunity for students interested in the study and analysis of societies in and post-conflict. Interdisciplinary in its nature, drawing from the fields of Conflict Analysis and Resolution, History, Philosophy, Anthropology, Law and International Relations, the Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies provides students with an…

Joint Strategic Foresight Workshop: “The Future(s) of Public Administration in the Western Balkans”, 28-30 June, 2015, Berlin

On the road to EU accession, public administration in SEE countries is currently undergoing manifold changes. Establishing an efficient, depoliticized, transparent and service-oriented administration will not happen over night, but is a more long-term challenge. Looking beyond the details and technicalities of current reforms and placing the issue in the wider framework of the region’s…

Balkans in Europe TV Debates in Brussels

TV N1 will broadcast “Regional Cooperation in the Balkans in Practice- The Economy and the Energy Sector”, the fifth episode of “The Balkans in Europe TV Debates”, on Friday, May 12, at 21:30 CEST. Participants in this TV debate are: Dane Taleski, BiEPAG expert, and Benedek Javor and Ivan Jakovčić, both Members of the European…

Serbia’s Accession Process More Politicized Than Was The Case in Previous Rounds of Enlargement

Intensified relations with Washington D.C. are important for Serbia and its position between the great powers Unlike its domestic policy, Serbia’s foreign policy is very successfully intensified and strategically quite well-thought out, assessed Hedvig Morvai, Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) in a recent interview for the “Danas” daily. She considers…

Commissioner, MEPs and Ministers gather to promote regional cooperation in the Balkans

The European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, along with several national Ministers from across the Western Balkans and Members of the European Parliament, gathered in Brussels to discuss and promote regional cooperation in the context of the enlargement agenda, its challenges and recent achievements. The High Level Conference, which took place on May…