Presentation of Advocacy strategy for the EU integration of the Western Balkans – Guidelines held in Budapest


The Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS) held the presentation of Guidelines for Advocacy Strategy for the EU integration of the Western Balkans (ASWB) on 30 January 2017. The presentation was attended by a distinguished group of students, diplomats and academics.

The Strategy and the web portal ( were presented by Hana Semanić, Research Fellow at the Central European University, Centre for EU Neighborhood Studies. Belma Ćemalović, Project Officer at the Foreign Policy Initiative spoke about the progress of Bosnia and Herzegovina on the path towards the European Union, about the obstacles that stand on its way and potential approaches in order to overcome them. Mila Brnović, Program Coordinator in the European Movement in Montenegro, outlined the case of Montenegro, pointing out how the Strategy will be a helpful tool for all the countries of the Western Balkans. The discussion was moderated by Péter Balázs, Director of CENS and former Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs.

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