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Social-democratic Regional Women’s Leadership Academy

From 23rd to 27th of October, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation, together with Female Leadership Academy, has organized the first Social-democratic Regional Women’s Leadership Academy in Ruma (Serbia). The event has gathered around 30 female participants from the Western Balkans intending to create lasting connections and...

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Tirana Connectivity Forum 2019

From 29th to 31st of October, the Cooperation and Development Institute organized the 5th Tirana Connectivity Forum, in partnership with the Friedriich Ebert Stiftung, Hans Seidel Stiftung and Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. The conference is also supported by the Western Balkans Summit, Regional Cooperation Council and...

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Cavtat Parliamentary Conference 2019

The 2019 edition of the International Parliamentary Conference "A European Union in Disarray: Perspectives and Challenges for Southeast Europe", organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Cavtat, Croatia on October 11 -13, came at a critical moment for the European Union (EU).

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Regional School for Diplomacy 2019: Skopje

From 6th to 9th of October, Skopje held the Regional School for Diplomacy organized by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of North Macedonia. The conference was titled: Building Bridges through Conflict Resolution in the Balkan Countries. The Prespa Agreement prompted...

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Policy Laboratory: Future of the Welfare State

From 21st to 25th of November, Bečići (Budva) hosted “Future of Welfare State”. This conference was organized as a 'policy laboratory school'. The overall goal was to gather professionals working in the social sectors, service providers, social partners, activists, advocates, think tank analysts, researchers as well as...

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Western Balkans Reflection Forum: Zagreb

On 16th October the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, in cooperation with the Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement, and with the support of a consortium of organizations from both EU Member and Non-Member States, hosted the next-in-line Reflection Forum.

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North Macedonia's European Perspectives: Vienna

On October 15th, the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung Dialogue Southeast Europe and Skopje Office collaborated with the Renner Institute in Vienna to organize a panel discussion with Zoran Zaev, Prime Minister of North Macedonia, Stefani Spirovska, president of the Youth Educational Forum in Skopje, and Andreas Schieder,...

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Activist Forum Tetovo: Grassroots Action for Green Change

From 16th to 17th of September, Tetovo (North Macedonia) hosted the Activist Forum “Grassroots Action for Green Change” organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. The conference brought together activists and representatives of civil society organizations across the region. It was also the next in line of activists...

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SOG Youth Workshop Cologne

From 4th to 6th September in Cologne, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung was invited to participate in an international workshop titled "Shaping Young People's Future in the Western Balkans" organized by the Südosteuropagesellschaft.

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RYCO Grantees Training: Podgorica

Podgorica (Montenegro) was the meeting point for youth organizations in the Western Balkans region from 11th to 15th of September. This regional capacity building training was titled „Enhancing quality. Maximizing Impact“ and was supported by the OSCE Mission to Montenegro as well.

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Beyond Projects: Local Legitimacy and Civil Society Advocacy in Bosnia and Herzegovina

This paper presents research on what makes an NGO legitimate in the eyes of citizens, and how legitimacy affects the outcomes they are able to...

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Political Trends and Dynamics: Chinese Soft Power in Southeast Europe

China has “arrived” in Southeast Europe. Beijing’s assertive new foreign policy, the hallmark of President Xi Jinping’s six year reign as the...

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Irregular migration and smuggling of migrants along the Balkan route 2011-2017

The research report identifies, documents and analyses patterns and characteristics of irregular migration in thirteen states along the so-called...

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