Presentation of “Advocacy strategy for the EU integration of the Western Balkans – Guidelines” held in Warsaw


On 26th of January 2017 in Warsaw the Centre for Easter Studies (OSW) organized the presentation of Guidelines for Advocacy Strategy for the EU integration of the Western Balkans (ASWB).

The project and desired outcomes were presented by Jelica Minić, President of the Forum for International Relations of European Movement in Serbia. Mila Brnović, project researcher from European Movement Montenegro presented the web portal, which provide vast information about the region as served as a database of the reliable research and articles about Western Balkans. Hana Semanić, Research Assistant at the Central European University, Centre for EU Enlargement Studies,discussed The Visegrad Group’s and Hungarian  input during the preparation of the ASWB. The Polish point of view was presented by Anna Sochańska, Deputy Director, Department for European Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland. The discussion was moderated by Marta Szpala, the senior fellow at OSW and the project researcher.

The participants underlined that a tailor made approach should be developed for each target group and that Western Balkans’ elites should be more active in shaping the promoting the idea of the EU integration. The event was attended by representatives of civil society organizations from Polad, international organizations, institutions and the diplomatic core.

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