Through the Civil Society Forum of the Western Balkans (CSF WB) platform, regional experts have presented the CSF Policy Briefs at the Think Tank Forum and at the Civil Society Forum, which were an integral part of this year’s Poznan Summit.
The Think Tank Forum tackled the issues such as regional cooperation, social-economic issues, the rule of law and the EU enlargement policy. On this occasion, the authors of the CSF Policy Briefs, Jovana Marovic (Politikon Network), Gersi Gashi (Democracy for Development), Maja Bobic and Vladimir Medjak (European Movement in Serbia) have elaborated their findings on the respective subjects of the briefs. An expertise on the topics was also provided by the BiEPAG members: Donika Emini (Kosovar Centre for Security Studies), Zoran Nechev, (Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”) and Srdjan Majstorovic (European Policy Centre – CEP).
On July 4, a number of experts, activists, the EU and regional decision makers gathered to discuss the future and the current situation of the Western Balkans within the Civil Society Forum of the Poznan Summit. Milena Stefanovic (EFB) and Simonida Kacarska (European Policy Institute) presented the CSF Policy Briefs on cultural cooperation and on civil society and youth engagement in the Western Balkans. Ana Marjanovic Rudan (EFB) moderated the final session that was devoted to drawing conclusions and discussing future engagements of civil society in the Berlin Process. The EFB’s executive director Aleksandra Tomanic briefed participants about the meeting of foreign ministers and presented options how CSF WB could look like in future.
The Civil Society Forum of the Western Balkans (CSF WB) is a platform that brings together think-tanks and policy-oriented civil society organizations from the Western Balkans region. Its purpose is to contribute to regionally-relevant political processes by communicating the latest expertise and field findings to decision-makers, and by engaging in public advocacy campaigns. The CSF WB is coordinated by the European Fund for the Balkans.