Organisation: Initiative Group Alpbach Belgrade

Name of the project: Alpbach Summer School on European Integration 2009

Project Summary: Initiative Group Alpbach Belgrade in cooperation with the Faculty of Political Sciences University of Belgrade, organized Alpbach Summer School on European Integration in Belgrade (ASSEI) from 8th to 20th September 2009.

Link for more information: www.beoalpbach.org

Organisation: EUROSDUVILLAGE ITALIA – European Rail of Peace

Name of the project: European Rail of Peace

Project Summary: The European Rails of Peace (Eu.Ro.Pe) project is an itinerant youth exchange with a particular focus on promoting intercultural dialogue and European awareness among youth aged 18-25 from different ethnic communities in Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo, as well as among these youth and their peers from EU countries.

Link for more information: europe.inter-rail.it

Organisation: ELIAMEP-Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

Name of the project: Halki International Seminar 2009

Project Summary: The primary purpose of the Halki International Seminars is to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences in order to achieve greater understanding and forge links among young political and economic decision makers, researchers, academics, journalists and other professionals interested in international affairs. This purpose is pursued through offering training packages on the processes of European integration and enlargement; civil society-building, conflict resolution and regional cooperation.

Link for more information: www.eliamep.gr

Organisation: B92

Name of the project: Publishing of the book: “Serbia Matters: Domestic Reforms and European Integration”.

Project Summary: „Serbia Matters: Domestic Reforms and European Integration“ presents policy essays on Serbia’s post-Milošević era written by internationally recognised authors, policymakers, academics and political analysts actively engaged in the Balkans discourse. Since 2000 Serbia has moved from a decade of wars and delayed transition towards European integration. The book assesses the country’s present state of affairs, recent achievements and future challenges. It also offers pertinent analyses and compelling arguments as to why Serbia’s accession to the European Union matters as much for Belgrade as it does for the whole Western Balkans.

Link for more information: www.b92.net

Organisation: group 484

Name of the project: Towards White Schengen List- Road Maps Monitoring- Western Balkan Regional Response

Project Summary: Through this project, partner organisations will monitor the Visa liberalisation Road Map process in our respective countries and try to define regional response on visa liberalisation challenge. At the very beginning, the regional project team will be formed and research methodology will be developed. One regional consultative meeting will be organised to introduce the researches to the training tool and methodology for their 2009 national research. Regional media training will be conducted in order to introduce 20 journalist and students of journalism to the importance of accurate reporting and new techniques they can use. At the same time, partner organisation will conduct national research and prepare their reports for the national round tables that they will organise. A two-member delegation (researcher, government representative) will be appointed for the national round tables, presenting recommendations from the rounds tables at the regional conference. The conference will improve the process of necessary reforms by focusing on the opportunities for joint actions of all WB countries.

Link for more information: grupa484.org.rs

Organisation: Anglo-Serbian Society

Name of the project: The Twelfth South-East European Summer School for Democracy, entitled “Impact of Global Crisis on Stability and Security in the Balkans”

Project Summary: The South-East European Summer School for Democracy is a continuation of the International Summer School for Democracy – ISSD. ISSD had been the longest surviving institution of this kind in Serbia. The School was originally called The Yugoslav-British Summer School for Democracy and was established by Prof. John Keane and Prof. Vukasin Pavlovic, but was later re-named The International Summer School for Democracy. The School has been co-organised by the Anglo-Yugoslav Society and the Centre for the Study of Democracy – CSD since 1999. In 2004 the Anglo-Yugoslav Society changed its name to the Anglo-Serbian Society. The following summer schools have been organized since 1998 (all of them have been co-organised by AnSeS with the exception of 1998 summer school):

Link for more information: www.anses.rs

Organisation: European Movement in Serbia

Name of the project: Panel Discussion: Is a New Gas Crisis Approaching?

Project Summary: Participants invited to the discussion scheduled for October 9th are primarily representatives of state authorities and parliamentarians, but also representatives of the media and the academic community. At the panel discussion representatives of business, academic community, as well as analysts of situation in energy sector will also participate.

Link for more information: www.emins.org.rs

Organisation: Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence

Name of the project: Regional seminar on Energy Security and Environmental Protection – New Arguments for Regional Cooperation

Project summary: Linking the New Leaders, Regional seminar on Energy Security and Environmental Protection – New Arguments for Regional Cooperation aims to provide participants with information concerning key energy security and environmental protection issues, international policies and developments in this area, and the issues of special importance for the Western Balkans region.

Link for more information: www.bfpe.org

Organisation: Academy for Political Development

Name of the project: Public Policies and Political Decision Making

Project summary: The aim of the event is to gather and connect alumni of Schools of Political Studies from Western Balkans (Zagreb, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Podgorica, Skopje, Priština, Tirana) who are engaged and interested in improving public policies management in reform context of EU accession negotiations (politicians; public servants; researches, consultants etc.). The emphasis is on public sector capacity building for analysis and impact assessment of public policies, as well as integration of analytical procedures in process of political decision-making. This process is aimed to enable increased transparency, efficiency and efficacy in providing public services and spending budgetary resources, as well as better background and quality of political decisions.

Link for more information: www.politicka-akademija.org

Organisation: Prishtina Institute for Political Studies

Name of the project: Promoting Quality Dialogue among Civil Society Leaders of Western Balkans

Project summary: The project brings together in Kosovo political and civil society leaders from Western Balkans countries to discuss the challenges and opportunities for expanding and strengthening the dialogue among each other. A three day conference will take place in Prishtina to discuss opportunities and obstacles in sustaining strong and responsible relationship. Prominent figures from civil society organizations from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Rumania and Serbia will speak in the conference aiming to reach to leadership of the respective countries for appeal on cooperation and dialogue.

Link for more information: www.pips-ks.org