A Roundtable Discussion “Rule of Law in the Western Balkans: Improving the conditionality mechanism of the chapters 23 and 24 of the EU enlargement negotiations” in Brussels (May 18th, 2016)

The Open Society European Policy Institute in close cooperation with the European Fund for the Balkans is organising the roundtable discussion “Rule of Law in the Western Balkans: Improving the conditionality mechanism of the chapters 23 and 24 of the EU enlargement negotiations” which will be held on May 18th, 2016 in Brussels at the premises…

Wrap-up of the Civil Society Forum Belgrade

The Civil Society Forum Belgrade, as part of the Western Balkans Summit Series was officially closed. The Belgrade Forum was realized as a joint initiative of the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB) and ERSTE Foundation, supported by the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), Info Point Novi Sad, The Delegation of the European Union to the…

Official kick-off of the Civil Society Forum Belgrade

The Forum has officialy started with the cocktail reception and concert at the Gallery Matica Srpska in Novi Sad on May 11th, 2016. The cocktail reception and music performance titled “Pannonia Boundless” was presented by TAJJ, the most prestigious Serbian string quartet (Aleksandra Krčmar Ćulibrk – first violin, Jovanka Mazalica – second violin, Jelena Filipović…

Policy Dialogue “EU enlargement to the Balkans: Taking stock and moving forward” and presentation of the BiEPAG policy brief Western Balkans and the EU: Beyond the Autopilot Mode (November 18, 2015, EPC Auditorium Brussels)

The European Policy Centre in cooperation with the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group and the European Commission Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations will organise the Policy Dialogue “EU enlargement to the Balkans: Taking stock and moving forward” on November 18, 2015 in Brussels. The session will include Simon Mordue (Director for Strategy and…

EFB Working Breakfast on “The Refugee Crisis and the Consequences on the Western Balkans”

EFB Working Breakfast on “The Refugee Crisis and the Consequences on the Western Balkans” “The European Union is facing a very challenging problem, produced by the increased number of illegal migrants at its borders. This pressure is distributed unevenly among the Member States. Today, only five countries receive 70% of the asylum-seekers. Further on, pressure…

“EU Accession Negotiations Training” for EFB Community Members

One of the most important outcomes of the Fund’s work in the Western Balkans is the social, human capital gathered through the past programmes and initiatives, assembled within the EFB Community and comprised of government officials, academics, researchers, policy advocates, civil society activists, journalists and students. With the idea of enabling future capacity development of…