Civil Society Forum Belgrade of the Western Balkans Summit Series

Civil Society Forum Belgrade of the Western Balkans Summit Series


11 – 13 May 2016


Novi Sad and Belgrade, Serbia


KCSS Researcher Donika Emini is attending the Civil Society Forum of the Western Balkans, this event is taking place in Novi Sad and Belgrade. The forum is being organized by the Erste Foundation, European Movement Serbia and is supported by the Regional Cooperation Council.

The Civil Society Forum Belgrade intends to contribute to the greater role, visibility and impact of the civil society in the so-called “Berlin process” and the broader EU integration process of the Western Balkan aspirants. Civil society organisations gathered around this initiative with the desire to develop a common position when it comes to following the footsteps of the Berlin and Vienna summits and to construct a more permanent Forum for civil society to cooperate and develop a dialogue with political leaders and governments.

This event will focus on defining realistic mechanisms for fostering dialogue between civil society and regional governments in the framework of the EU accession process and on formulating key messages concerning the topics of the Paris Summit, such as: youth cooperation, migration crisis, and environment/climate change agenda and bilateral disputes in the region.