Europe and the EU

Serbia, the Western Balkans and the EU
28 May 2019 14:00 - 17:30
Bron: AFP - Thierry Charlier

Please register here.

The Clingendael Institute and the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) are jointly organising a public event on ‘Serbia, The Western Balkans and the EU’. During the event, you will have a chance to join the debate on the Serbian accession process to the EU and regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations in the region with two panels of renowned experts.

In the first panel, Marko Kzemic (University of Graz), Srđan Majstorović (European Policy Centre) and Natasha Wunsch (ETH Zürich) will discuss how the EU and its Member States can strike a balance between effective engagement and detrimental politicisation in the enlargement process, specifically asking in what ways the EU can improve the credibility of its policies towards South-Eastern Europe. This panel will be moderated by Wouter Zweers (the Clingendael Institute).

The second panel, comprising Adnan Cerimagic (European Stability Initiative), Danijel Tadić (Foundation Max van der Stoel), and Tena Prelec (London School of Economics), discusses regional cooperation and good neighbourly relations. Specifically, the negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo on land swapping in the context of good neighbourly relations and stability on a regional level will be addressed. This panel will be moderated by Peter van Ham (the Clingendael Institute).

14:00: Welcome & registration with coffee/tea
14:30-15:45: Panel 1 - Challenges and opportunities in the accession process of the EU
15:45-16:15: Coffee/tea break
16:15-17:30: Panel 2 - Regional cooperation and conflict in the Western Balkan
17:30: Closing drinks

If you plan to come with public transportation please check the journey planner due to a strike.