European Western Balkans

Conference “A Coming Storm? Shaping a Balkan Future in an Era of Uncertainty”

WASHINGTON – Although the Western Balkan region has made significant progress in its efforts to integrate into the wider transatlantic community, inspired and guided by its commitment to eventual membership in the European Union (EU), NATO, and other global institutions, that progress is now at risk.

The Atlantic Council’s Future Europe Initiative one-day conference on “Shaping a Balkan future in an Era of Uncertainty,” will take place at Atlantic Council headquarters in Washington, DC on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.

The conference will seek to generate new ideas and policy-relevant proposals to craft a way forward for the Balkan region, firmly embedded within the transatlantic community.

This conference will engage the highest levels of transatlantic decision-makers, bringing together over 100 participants, ranging from regional leaders to decision-makers from both sides of the Atlantic and top experts in the field, to spotlight what is at stake and spur support for a reenergized Balkans policy in the United States in partnership with the European Union.

The event is organised by the Atlantic Council. The Council provides an essential forum for navigating the dramatic economic and political changes defining the twenty-first century by informing and galvanizing its uniquely influential network of global leaders.

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