The End – First Edition of the Fellowship Programme for Young Government Officials from the Western

The first generation of Fellows within the European Fund for the Balkans “Fellowship Programme for Young Government Officials from the Western Balkans: Supporting Excellence and Leadership in Governance” met again in Dubrovnik for a final joint seminar from June 25th until June 30th. Twenty young civil servants from the Western Balkans region participated in the…

Photo - Public Launch

Photo – Public Launch

Photo - Public Launch The Grand Hall of the Bosnia Herzegovina Parliamentary Assembly was on June 18 the venue of the public launch of the European Fund for the Balkans and a panel discussion “The Balkans in Europe’s Future”.

Over two hundred guests from Bosnia-Herzegovina, the region, and other countries attended the panel discussion with members of the International Commission on the Balkans – former Italian Prime Minister Guiliano Amato, former Bosnia-Herzegovina Prime Minister Zlatko Lagumdzija and former Serbia and Montenegro Foreign Minister Goran Svilanovic – and young leaders from the region, masterfully moderated by Mr. Nick Gowing.

Video – Policy Dialogue Brussels / 29 May 2009

Brussels, 29th May – European Fund for the Balkans, in cooperation with the European Policy Centre, and the EXIT Festival organized a Policy Dialogue on The future of EU enlargement in the Western Balkans. Thanks to the Policy dialogue, young people from Balkan had an opportunity to meet with EU decision makers and exchange opinions and…

Photo - Reception

Photo – Reception

Photo - Reception

The European Fund for the Balkans’ Secretariat has opened its doors to a wide circle of its guests on January 21 in Belgrade. The reception organised for the Fund’s partners, the Belgrade based diplomatic core, representatives of different organisations and institutions was the first public appearance of the Fund. 

The Western Balkans: The Impact of Migration

The Western Balkans: The Impact of Migration

The Western Balkans: The Impact of Migration Facts about the region’s flow of people and remittances

Friday, 26 June 2009, 12.00 – 14.00 – Much has been said about migration from the Western Balkans and its consequences for both the region itself and for Europe.

Some observers fear massive Balkan immigration in the case of visa liberalisation or the region’s integration within the EU; others stress the importance of remittances for the Western Balkan’s economic health.

Debates about complex factors such as these demand sound and reliable information. Hence the importance of the Gallup Balkan Monitor (GBM) – the region’s most wide-ranging public opinion survey, conducted by Gallup in partnership with the European Fund for the Balkans.
The event will answer key questions such as:

Path towards the EU-Accession

Serbia on the Path towards the EU-Accession

Path towards the EU-Accession European Fund for the Balkans is co-organiser of the conference “Serbia on the Patht owards the EU-Accession” which will be held on 22nd and 23rd of June in Belgrade.

Co-organisers of the conference are also the European Movement in Serbia and Media Group “Politika”.

In preparing this Conference, the Austro-French Centre in Vienna and its French partner IFRI (French Institute for International Relations) in Paris, work in close cooperation with the French and Austrian Ministries of Foreign Affairs, the Government of the Republic of Serbia, the National Assembly of Serbia, the Council and the Commission of the EU, as well as several international organizations operating in the Western Balkan.