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“What defines us – what unites us” conference in Novi Sad

Konrad Adenauer Foundation – representative office in Belgrade and the European Movement – Novi Sad, with the support of city assembly of Novi Sad organize rounds of talks with stakeholders, representatives of academic and diplomatic circles and civil society representatives from the region on October 6th, in Novi Sad.

The event “What Defines Us-What Unites Us: European integration of Western Balkans ahead of current challenges” will be opened by Miloš Vučević, mayor of Novi Sad, Norbert Beckmann-Dierkes, Director, Konrad Adenauer Foundation, representative office in Belgrade, Aleksandar Simurdić, Secretary General, European Movement – Novi Sad and Goran Svilanović, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council.

Participants in the first panel “Brexit – A provocation for the EU, motivation for new member states, stimulation for anti-European forces?” will be: Tanja Miščević, Professor, Head of the Negotiating Team for Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the European Union, Serbia, Dejan Jović, Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, Péter Balázs, Director of the Centre for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS), Hungary, Steven Blockmans, Professor, Head of EU Foreign Policy, Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) and Professor of EU External Relations Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam, Belgium, Rumyana Kolarova, Professor, Secretary for Education, Science and Relations with the Civil Society of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Tomas Žornaczuk, Head of the Central Europe Programme, The Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), Poland, Gledis Gjipali, Executive Director, European Movement in Albania , Aleksandar Andrija Pejović, Head of the Negotiating Team for Accession of the Montenegro to the European Union, Montenegro, Hedvig Morvai, Director, European Fund For the Balkans. The panel will be moderated by the journalist Gorislav Papić.

Opening remarks on the second panel “Events in the East – Arab spring, Balkan fall and realistic solutions” will be given by H.E. Christine Moro, Ambassador of France to the Republic of Serbia. Panelists will be Amb. István Gyarmati, President, International Centre for Democratic Transition, Amb. Mihajlo Brkić, Former Ambassador of Republic of  Serbia to Kuwait, Patrycja Sasnal, PhD, Head of the Middle East and North Africa Project, Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), Goran Svilanović, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council, Dragan Štavljanin, PhD, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Prague, Tuba Eldem, Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Yeni Yuzyil University, Turkey, Denko Maleski, Professor, Faculty of Law, University Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Amb. Zlatko Dizdarević, Former Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Croatia, Jordan, Iraq, Syria and Liban, Rumyana Kolarova, Professor, Secretary for Education, Science and Relations with the Civil Society of the President of the Republic of Bulgaria, Bulgaria. Journalist Ljubica Gojgić will moderate the second panel.

H.E. Kyle Randolph Skat, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Serbia will open the final session “Europe after the United States presidential election – the West in its new or old form?”. The panel will be moderated by Gorislav Papić, RTS journalist. Participants of this panel will be: Ivan Vejvoda, Senior Vice President of the German Marshall Fund , Amb. István Gyarmati, President, International Centre for Democratic Transition, Vuk Jeremić, President, CIRSD, Dragan Štavljanin, PhD, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Prague, Denko Maleski, Professor, Faculty of Law, University Sts. Cyril and Methodius in Skopje and Dejan Jović, Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia

 

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