Civil Society Forum Trieste workshop conclusions

At the recent Civil Society Forum meeting in Trieste over 200 participants took part in five parallel workshops to elaborate regionally significant topics: environment, energy and climate change; communications of the Berlin Process in the time of rising populism and the possible roles of civil society; migrations and strengthening the role of civil society; the British…

Article in Danas daily: Why is civil society part of the Berlin Process and how to best use this?

Link to the article There are three reasons why the civil society of the Western Balkans is included in the Berlin Process – first, the reforms required for the infrastructure and other sizeable projects of regional cooperation require social consensus, to enable political continuity after power shifts; the consensus is hard to achieve without inclusion…

Civil Society Forum recommendations as part of the Western Balkans Summit Declaration

In result of the efforts of the Western Balkan civil society to contribute to Europeanisation of the region and to regional cooperation, the Civil Society Forum developed policy recommendations and presented them to the Western Balkan and European Union decision-makers during the Civil Society Forum meeting on July 12. The recommendations were acknowledged and included…

Civil Society Forum Trieste – Day 2

Photo: European Union / Jure Makovec   Report from the Day 2 of the Trieste Civil Society Forum on 12 July. Policy Discussion (in the framework of the Western Balkans Summit) The final event of the Trieste Civil Society Forum and the culmination of the work of civil society representatives was the Policy Discussion, organized in…

Civil Society Forum Trieste – Day 1

Photo: European Western Balkans Report from the Day 1 of the Trieste Civil Society Forum on 11 July. Opening of the Civil Society Forum Day 1 of the Civil Society Forum Trieste began with a welcome speech by Hedvig Morvai, Executive Director at European Fund for the Balkans, and Giovanni Caracciolo di Vietri, Secretary General Ambassador at…

Civil Society Forum Trieste starts today

A two-day Civil Society Forum meeting, an integral part of the Berlin Process, will bring together in Trieste today more than 200 Western Balkans’ and European civil society organisations and state representatives. The purpose of this meeting is to present policy recommendations of the regional civil society on the topics of the intergovernmental Summit’s agenda,…

[EWB Interview] Henkel: CSF an important second track of the Berlin Process

Photo: European Western Balkans   Interview with Felix Henkel, Director of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Dialogue Southeast Europe, one of the organizers of the Trieste Civil Society Forum, which is held on 11-12 July. European Western Balkans: The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is one of the key supporters of the upcoming Civil Society Forum in Trieste. What are your expectations…