Programming the EU Cohesion Policy: Exchange Programme on Chapter 22 in Serbia and Montenegro

21/12/2022 - 

The aim of the project is to contribute to the preparation of Montenegro and Serbia for the implementation of EU Cohesion policy, as requested in Chapter 22 of the Acquis Communautaire. Through targeted training activities it will contribute to strengthening the quality and capacity of competent institutions to undertake policy reforms and promote the horizontal inclusion of diverse stakeholders. Moreover, by shedding light on the value added of working on Chapter 22 it will stimulate a new narrative on integration perspectives of the two EU-candidate countries.
This project is financed by the Central European Initiative (CEI) Fund at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) contributed by Italy and it is realised in cooperation with Istituto di Studi sui Sistemi Regionali, Federali e sulle Autonomie “Massimo Severo Giannini” - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISSiRFA-CNR)

Conference on Transnational Political Contention and European Integration. Programme and registration

08/09/2022 - 

The international conference "Transnational Political Contention and European Integration" on 21 and 22 September in Vienna, is organized by the University of Natural Resources and Life Science. Programme and registration

Work for furure Home ENG

06/05/2022 - 

EU cohesion policy and 6 South-Eastern European countries: figures, factsheets, and qualitative analyses to show the results achieved to date - and what remains to be done

Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Constitution and EU Accession

16/12/2021 - 

The international and local academic community in the last years has taken actively part in the debates on Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) costitutional changes sharing expertise and advice. Nevertheless currently in BiH there is still limited public discussion on the constitutional impact of the integration path towards the EU. The EC Opinion on BiH’s future accession and the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement have brought constitutional issues back to the fore. In this context the promotion of a free academic debate, among scholars from all parts of the country, a culture of dialogue, respect and cooperation, is fundamental to contribute to the public discussion stimulating it with academic expertise on issues of priority for the political agenda. OBC Transeuropa will, in this section, publish in Italian, BHS and English, the articles and papers produced by the network of scholars “Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Constitution and EU Accession. An Academic Platform for Discussing the Options” .

EU-Balkan Youth Forum

24/11/2021 - 

The EU-Balkan Youth Forum will take place in Rome from 22 to 26 November. It is aimed at young people from the European Union and the Western Balkans, who together will discuss the proposals for the future of Europe and the integration of the Balkans into the EU.

The Forum was conceived by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and it is organised in collaboration with the Regional Cooperation Council (Sarajevo), the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (Tirana), Cespi - Centro Studi Politica Internazionale (Rome), and OBC Transeuropa (Trento).


24/11/2021 - 

Cohesion policy, for decades now, has been one of the main instruments of the European Union for promoting economic growth and achieving a more homogeneous level of development across all EU territories, stimulating in particular less developed and depressed regions. The funds set aside for cohesion policy represent almost a third of the total EU budget (392 billion Euros for 2021-2027).
The territories supported by these funds are often vulnerable in a variety of ways, but that doesn’t mean they are not rich in opportunities. Quite the contrary. Thanks to the project Work4Future, we will have the opportunity, using a bottom-up approach, to explore and tell these territories and challenges they face in all countries of South Eastern Europe which are members of the EU, from the valleys of Slovenia to the islands of Greece, focusing particulary on the impact of cohesion policy on employment opportunities.

OBC Transeuropa contributes to the project Work for Future together with Il Sole 24 Ore and ISSiRFA/CNR.


22/10/2021 - 

The DJAS project (Digital Public Sphere: Journalism in the Age of Surveillance) explores the impact of the surveillance society on Italian journalism. By involving institutions, bodies, and professional organisations as well as the public itself, DJAS intends to encourage the journalistic community to reflect on the changes being introduced by the surveillance society.

The project is funded by the Horizon 2020 European research programme and by the Open Society Institute in cooperation with OSIFE/ Open Society Foundations.

Youth and civil society in the Western Balkans

12/10/2021 - 

The project, co-financed by InCE – Central European Initiative and by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, explores the role of civil society and youth organisations in the process of EU enlargement to the Western Balkans by analysing the developments starting from the 2017 Trieste Forum organised within the framework of the Berlin Process.
The project is conducted in partnership between OBC Transeuropa and CeSPI

Youth in the Balkans, resisting the pandemic

23/09/2021 - 

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought health systems to their knees all over the world, particularly affecting the elderly. But in the Balkans, the ensuing economic and social crisis has often had shocking – and hard to ignore – effects on young people as well. In this dossier, produced with the support of the Central European Initiative - Executive Secretariat , we take stock of the first year and a half of the pandemic, and explore the post-Covid recovery scenarios for young people in Central and South-Eastern Europe