In preparation of the civil society workshops in Vienna in August 2015 three preliminary regional workshops took place in Albania, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. More than 120 civil society activists, members of think tanks, and media have met to prepare the three topics that will be discussed at the Civil Society Forum of the Western Balkans Summit Vienna 2015.


Workshop 1: “Creation of Jobs and Prosperity”
Tirana, Albania; 6 – 8 May 2015
Organised by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Tirana Office


Workshop 2: “Culture of Regional Cooperation”
Belgrade, Serbia; 26 May 2015
Organised by the European Fund for the Balkans


Workshop 3: Regional Media Conference “Freedom of Expression”
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina; 12 June 2015
Organised by the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network