May 13, 2016

Mikser House, Belgrade

The thematic workshops 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.

09.00 – 09.20    Keynote Addresses

Ulrike Lunacek, Vice President of the European Parliament

H.E.Christine More, Ambassador of Republic of France in Serbia

H.E. Michael Davenport, Head of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Serbia

09.20 – 10.00     Speed dating

10.00 – 11.30      Workshop (four groups) Improving the Role of the Civil Society in the Decision- Making Process – Ideas and Visions for the Future

Impulse: Hedvig Morvai, European Fund for the Balkans

Moderators: Tanja Hafner Ademi, Balkan Civil Society Development Network

Aleksandar Simurdic, Secretary General, European Movement in Serbia- Novi Sad

Niccolo Milanese, European Alternatives

Meliha Bajramovic, Civic Plenum Zenica

11.30 – 11.45      Coffee break

11.45 – 13.30      Parallel workshops

Workshop 1. Regional Youth Cooperation

Moderator: Dane Taleski, BiEPAG

Input: Marija Bulat, National Youth Council of Serbia

Frank Morawietz, RYCO Project Manager

   CSOs Representatives

Workshop 2. Migration Crisis: Political and social implications for the Balkans in Europe

Moderator: Tobias Flessenkemper, CIFE

Input: Nikola Dimitrov, The Hague Institute for Global Justice / BiEPAG


   CSOs Representatives

Workshop 3. Green Growth and Challenges for the Environment

Moderator: Srdjan Susic, Independent environmental expert

Input: Natasa Kovacevic, Green Home, Podgorica

Valentina Djureta, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence

CSOs Representatives

Workshop 4. Energizing the Enlargement Process by Solving Bilateral Disputes

Moderator: Senada Selo Sabic, Institute for Development and International Relations

Input: Marika Djolai, BiEPAG

Remzi Lani, Albanian Media Institute

    CSOs Representatives

13.30 – 13.45      Formulation of Key Messages for Paris*

13.45 – 14.00      Closing words

14.00 – 15.30      Joint Lunch

Late Afternoon Departure of Participants


*The formulation of conclusions and key messages of the Civil Society Forum Belgrade will be supported by the BiEPAG Team (Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group): Dane Taleski, Jovana Marovic, Marika Djola, Natascha Wunsch, Nikola Dimitrov, Vedran Dzihic