Agenda

13. June 2008

The Balkans in Europe:containment or transformation?

Policy dialogue organized by EPC in strategic partnership with King Baudoin Foundation and the Compagnia di San Paolo on Tuesday, 17 June 2008

In view of the crucial importance of the Balkans, last year the EPC and its strategic partner, the King Baudouin Foundation, decided to put together a Task Force of international experts to reassess the Union’s overall policy towards the region. This has led to the EPC Working Paper The Balkans in Europe: containment or transformation? Twelve ideas for action, whose key theme is whether the EU’s existing policies are really capable of moving forward from containing the security risks in the Balkans, also through  ‘protectorates’, onto the path of ‘Europeanisation’. The Paper puts forward twelve policy recommendations directed both to the EU and the Balkan countries. 

The Working Paper will be introduced by Rosa Balfour, EPC Senior Policy Analyst, and will then be assessed and discussed by a panel, including Jelica Minic, Deputy Secretary General of the Regional Cooperation Council in Sarajevo, Dragana Radulovic, Deputy Foreign Minister for EU and NATO of the Republic of Montenegro, and Ivan Vejvoda, President of the Balkan Trust for Democracy in Belgrade. The Dialogue will be chaired by Graham Avery, EPC Senior Adviser.


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