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Regional Cooperation Council to launch Balkan Barometer 2017

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BRUSSELS – Regional Cooperation Council (RCC) launches third edition of the public and business opinion survey – Balkan Barometer 2017 in Brussels, Belgium on 9 October 2017.

The launch event, organized by the RCC in cooperation with European Policy Centre (EPC) – an independent think-thank, envisages presentation of key findings of the Balkan Barometer public and business opinion,  and panel discussion tackling key priorities in South East Europe.

The host, Goran Svilanović, RCC Secretary General and Maciej Popowski, Deputy Director-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement are to deliver welcome addresses that are to be followed by presentation of key findings from the recent examination of attitudes, experiences, aspirations, perceptions and expectations across the seven economies of the SEE 2020 process featured in Balkan Barometer 2017 by Vladimir Gligorov, GfK Expert Consultant, Researcher at the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies.

Vedran Džihić, Co-Director of Center for Advanced Studies, South East Europe and Senior Lecturer at the Institute for Political Sciences, University of Vienna, Nikica Mojsoska Blazhevski, Dean, School of Business Economics and Management in Skopje, Jesper Johnson, OECD SIGMA, Mark Vasić, Senior Manager for International Regulatory Affairs, Deutsche Telekom AG, Davor Dubravica, Chairperson of the Regional Anti-corruption Initiative and Orhan Usein, Team Leader of the RCC’s Roma Integration 2020 project are to take part in the panel discussion moderated by Corina Stratulat from EPC.

The 2017 edition of Balkan Barometer (BB) represents the third instalment in the series of annual public opinion surveys commissioned by the RCC. It aims to collect and analyse data across a host of thematic areas, examining aspirations and expectations of the region’s populations and its business community on life and work, prevalent socio-economic and political trends as well as regional and European integration, among others.

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