The prospects of the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans
15 Jun 2021 16:00 - 17:00

Energising enlargement?

With its Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, the EU has extended its climate ambitions to the six countries in South-Eastern Europe that aspire to join the Union. The Green Agenda may be an effective tool to promote climate and environmental agendas in the Western Balkans, a region suffering from severe air pollution and little energy diversification. But could it also be a catalyst for renewed interest and enhanced political engagement with the countries in the region, leading to a new impetus for their accession process?

This webinar will explore how the Green Agenda can work in the interest of both European climate objectives and Western Balkan accession prospects. We will launch our newest policy brief on this topic in collaboration with Kristina Naunova (Climate Action Network - CAN). 


  • Introduction by Louise van Schaik, (moderator) Head of EU and Global Affairs Unit, Clingendael Institute
  • Presentation new policy brief by Kristina Naunova, Climate and Energy Policy Officer for Western Balkans at Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe
  • Conversation with
    • Stine Rasmussen, Policy Officer, DG CLIMA, European Commission
    • Radovan Nikčević, Expert on Connectivity in charge of the Green Agenda at Regional Cooperation Council
    • Wouter ZweersResearch Fellow, Clingendael Institute

Watch the conversation below


Supported by a grant from the Foundation Open Society Institute in cooperation with the OSIFE of the Open Society Foundations.