New policy paper on regional cooperation in the Western Balkans released

The presentation of the new policy paper in Sarajevo. Photo: Institute for Democracy 'Societas Civilis' Skopje

SARAJEVO – A new policy paper “Regional cooperation in the Western Balkans – is there a civil society pillar?” written by Jelica Minić, Zoran Nechev and Ivan Nikolovski has been released by the SEE Think Net.

The Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” Skopje hosted a presentation of the policy paper in cooperation with the Regional Cooperation Council and the SEE Think net in Sarajevo this Wednesday.

During the event, which is part of the “Towards a sustainable regional cooperation Berlin process and beyond” project financially supported by the European Fund for the Balkans, Ms Minić reflected on the transport and energy projects within the connectivity agenda of the Berlin Process. Two infographics funded by EFB were presented to the guests from Sarajevo as well.

The event was opened by Deputy Secretary-General of the Regional Cooperation Council and Serbia’s former chief negotiator with the EU Tanja Miščević and Zoran Nechev, Head of the Centre for European Integrations at the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje (IDSCS) and Coordinator of the SEE Think Net.

Mišević stressed the openness and readiness of RCC to support the regional cooperation of the civil society at the highest level and even deeper, while Nechev presented the work of the SEE Think Net to the Bosnian public and announced the plans for the Tanja upcoming North Macedonia – Bulgaria co-presidency with the Berlin Process in regards to the 2020 Think Tank and Civil Society fora.

The publication is available on this link.