After launching the WB6 Advocacy Group at the meeting on September 29th 2016, in Belgrade, and its online platform http://wb6.info/ on October 20th2016, in the period of next three months numerous activities are going to be performed.
A Memorandum on Cooperation will be signed among the six think tanks constituting the Advocacy Group, the Advisory Board will be established and secretarial services are to be provided.
The partners will launch the operational plan for carrying out the next phase of the Advocacy Strategy development and implementation.
The first presentation of the working platform of the WB6 AG the Advocacy Strategy for the EU Integration of the Western Balkans – Guidelines will be held on November 15th 2016, in Belgrade, in the National Assembly of Serbia with participation of several key figures leading the European integration process, other decision and opinion makers, parliamentarians, diplomats, and representatives of academia, nongovernmental organizations and media.
On November29th2016, the Strategy Guidelines will be presented and discussed at the Brussels launch, an event co-organized by the Regional Cooperation Council and the European Movement International. The addresses of the heads of two organizations will be followed by the speeches and comments of representatives of the DG NEAR, European External Action Service, European Parliament, as well as members of project team from the Western Balkan and Visegrad Group’s think tanks.
In December 2016 and January 2017 nine additional promotional events will take place in Skopje, Sarajevo, Tirana, Podgorica, Pristina, Budapest, Prague, Bratislava and Warsaw.
Through these activities it is aimed to attract attention and support of the Western Balkan governments and key regional initiatives, Brussels institutions and groups of EU Member countries starting with the Visegrad Group. Special attention will be devoted to the high level formats of particular relevance to the region – the South East European Cooperation Process and the Berlin Process.