Organized by the University of Belgrade, together with OBC Transeuropa, TraPoCo Jean Monnet Network and Centro Studi di Politica Internazionale, and with the participation of researchers, policy makers and representatives of civil society, the regional policy event focused on European integration process of Serbia and the Western Balkan region, with a focus on the role of civil society actors (NGOs, grassroots organizations, social movements, etc.) and their claims in various policy areas, in particular in the environmental field


Mr Nicola Bertolini,  Head of Cooperation of the Delegation of the European Union in Serbia

Amb. Luca Gori, Embassy of Italy in Serbia


PANEL I: Building Europe from Below: Social Movements and Civil Society Organizations

Presentation of TraPoCo project -  dr Aron Buzogany, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria

Presentation of the joint policy document  - dr Jelena Pešić, Faculty of Philosophy - University of Belgrade

Moderator: dr Filip Ejdus, Faculty of Political Sciences - University of Belgrade 

Mr Robert Kozma, MP,  Serbian Parliamentary Committee on European Integration

Dr Srđan Cvijić, Belgrade Center for Security Policy

Dr Vedran Džihić, Austrian Institute for International Politics - OIIP

Mr Tobias Flessenkemper, Head of Office, Council of Europe in Belgrade

Mr Andrea Cascone, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 


PANEL II: Climate changes, environmental risks and social mobilization in the Western Balkans

Opening remarks - dr Luisa Chiodi, Scientific Director, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa, Italy

Presentation of the research findings - Serena Epis and Francesco Martino, Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso Transeuropa, Italy

Roundtable discussion: Capitalizing environmental good practices 

Moderator: Ms Anna Ferro, CeSPI

Mr Dejan Lekić, Nacionalna ekološka asocijacija

Ms Aleksandra Bulatović, Eko Straža

Ms Ellie Peseva,  O2 Inicijativa

Mr Samir Lemes, Eko Forum

Mr Nikola Krstić, Pokret Tvrđava 

Conclusions dr Chiara Milan, Scuola Normale Superiore 


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