INVITATION: Panel discussion “Croatia and the region: heading in the right direction?”

Panel discussion: Friday, 26 November 2010, 17.00–19.00at the EU Information Centre, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Croatia, Trg žrtava fašizma 6, Zagreb Academy for Political Development in cooperation with The European Fund for the Balkans is delighted to invite you to a panel discussion “Croatia and the region: Heading in the…


EVENT REPORT: The rocky road to ‘normality’: public opinion in the Balkans

Latest Balkan Monitor Survey resultsPolicy Dialogue17 November 2010

The  show that many people in the region are still struggling to live on their incomes. There are, however, positive signs and each country has to be examined separately.

A lively policy dialogue, held in cooperation with the European Fund for the Balkans did just that with concerns being expressed about conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croats’ increasingly negative feelings about EU accession.

Other subjects touched on included corruption, trust in institutions, ‘Greater Albania’, ethnic diversity, the impact of independence in Kosovo, and what the EU was offering the region.


ANNOUNCEMENT: Policy Dialogue The rocky road towards ‘normality’: Public opinion in the Balkans

Wednesday, 17 November, 14.30–16.30 (registration from 14.00) Scotland House, Rond-Point Schuman 6, 1040 Brussels  The European Policy Centre (EPC), in cooperation with the European Fund for the Balkans (EFB), is delighted to invite you to a Policy Dialogue on The Rocky Road Towards ‘normality’: Public opinion in the Balkans on Wednesday 17 November 2010. Following…


EVENT REPORT: The Independent Policy Research and the Reform of Policy Process in the Western Balkans – What Role for Think Tanks?

October 20-21 2010

The last seminar of the Think and Link Programme 2009-2010 was held in Belgrade. Representatives of 12 think tanks from the Western Balkans gathered to discuss the role of think tanks in independent policy research and in the reform of policy process in the Western Balkans.

The first day of the seminar was organized as a closed workshop with the Think and Link Grantees. The summary of assessment of received policy papers was presented by two trainers: Maja Djuric and Sue Newport (ODI – Overseas Development Institute). The training was focused on strengthening evidence based policy making, effective communications and influence on policy makers.