Conference “Move.Link.Engage. Rethinking Europe and Western Balkans”

BELGRADE – In which direction is the European Union heading, considering the rise of populism and nationalism? What is the perspective of Serbia when it comes to the enlargement of the EU? What is the role of the CSOs and to what extent they contribute to the regional cooperation in the process of the EU integration?

These questions will be discussed at a conference „Move.Link.Engage. Rethinking Europe and Western Balkans” which will be held September 18-19 in Belgrade, organised by Belgrade Open School.

Panel regarding the future of the European Union will be held on the first day of the conference, and the panellists will be Toby Vogel from the Centre for European Policy Studies, Michal Vit from EUROPEUM, Srđan Đurović from Centre for Applied Studies and Dejan Anastasijević from the weekly magazine “Vreme”.

On the second day of the conference, some of the topics will be the aftermath of the Berlin Process, the role of the CSOs in the EU Integration of Serbia, perspectives of the regional cooperation among youth, as well as the environment, energy and climate change in the EU Accession Process of the WB6.

Some of the panellists of the second day will include Tanja Miščević, Chief Negotiator of the Serbia’s EU Accession Team, Biljana Borzan, MEP, Igor Bandović from the European Fund for the Balkans, Đuro Blanuša, Secretary General of the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO) and Natasha Wunsch from German Council on the Foreign Relations.

The conference is organised with the support of Europe for Citizens – Programme of the EU and the Embassy of Sweden in Serbia.