Becoming Europe. From solidarity to the European integration of the Balkans and Turkey

The European Union, Nobel Peace Prize, measures in the Balkans and in Turkey the strength of his political project. The legacy of the nineties and the challenges of the present. Scholars, journalists, politicians and diplomats will discuss this topic. Closing event of the project "Tell Europe to Europe" supported by the European Commission and by the Autonomous Province of Trento

In 2013, the year of Croatia's entry into the European Union as 28th member state, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso (OBC) and ten European partners are committed to disseminate knowledge and stimulate public debate about the Balkans and Turkey in the European public opinion.

During the closing event of the project, internationally renowned experts will discuss the most relevant issues of the EU's enlargement process towards South Eastern Europe: the democratization and stabilization of the Balkans, the complex relationship between the EU and Turkey, and the open issues that the EU, as a political project stabilization and pacification, is faced with its neighbors in a time of deep economic crisis, political and cultural.


8:30-9:00 | Registration of the partecipants

9:00-9:45 | Opening

Giuliano BERNINI, Deputy-Rector for international relations, University of Bergamo
Franco TENTORIO, Mayor of Bergamo
Fabrizio SPADA, Director, Representative office of the European Commission in Milan
Patrizia GRAZIANI, Manager, Bergamo territorial Unit for Education

9:45-11:00 | PANEL I - The anti-war activism in the Balkans

chair: Luisa CHIODI, Scientific director, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso

Andrea VALESINI, Journalist, L'Eco di Bergamo
Marco ABRAM, Researcher, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso
Vesna JANKOVIĆ, Researcher, University of Zagreb

11.00-11:30 | COFFEE BREAK

11:30-13:00 | PANEL II - The EU enlargement: open issues

chair: Stefania GANDOLFI, Unesco Chair, University of Bergamo

Ioanna KUÇURADI, Unesco Chair, University of Maltepe, Turkey
Tim JUDAH, Journalist, The Economist
Andrea Lorenzo CAPUSSELA, Economist, European Union Advisor

13:00-14:30 | LUNCH

14:30-16:15 | ROUND TABLE - Missing Europe

chair: Luigi RIVA, Foreign affairs editor, L'Espresso

Pia LOCATELLI, Member of the Italian Parliament, President of Zaninoni Foundation
Ettore SEQUI, Ambassador of the European Union to Albania
Aleksandra MIJALKOVIĆ, Journalist, Politika, Serbia
Michele NARDELLI, President of the Trentino Forum for Peace and Human Rights
Michele BRUNELLI, Unesco Chair, University of Bergamo

16:20-17:00 | CONCLUSIONS

Gian Gabriele VERTOVA, Deputy President of Fondazione Serughetti La Porta



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