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” .
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.
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.
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.
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
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
OBC Transeuropa -as member of the Media Freedom Rapid Response consortium- conducted a research on the needs of European journalists and the gaps in support mechanisms. From verbal harassment against media operators to groundless legal charges, what can be done to tackle these issues
How marginalized groups use Twitter to advance counter-narratives, preempt political spin, and build diverse networks of dissent." Presentation of the book: #Hashtag Activism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice", Sarah H. Jackson, Moira Bailey, Brooke Foucault Wells (MIT Press, 2020)