INVITATION: Western Balkans: Regional Cooperation, Enlargement and the Role of V4

We would like to cordially invite you to the conference "Western Balkans: Regional Cooperation, Enlargement and the Role of V4" which will take place on October 31, 2018 from 16:00 to 18:30 at the European House.

Preliminary Programme:

16:00 – 16:15 Introductory remarks
16:15 – 16:45 Presentation by Gentiola Madhi
16:45 – 18:00 Panel discussion
  • Eduard Kukan, MEP, European Parliament
  • Igor Procházka, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic
  • Gentiola Madhi, Academy of European Integration and Negotiations, Tirana, Albania
  • Marko Stojić, Metropolitan University Prague, EUROPEUM
    Chair: Jana Juzová, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
18:00 – 18:30 Closing remarks, glass of wine
Please, keep in mind that the online registration is essential for your participation at the debate. You can do so at or by contacting us at The event is also on Facebook. The invitation is available through the PDF button on the right of this article.
What position are the Western Balkan countries in on their paths towards accession and what are the obstacles? How to achieve and keep the credibility of the enlargement over the course of the next years? How to find consensus among the current member states on dividing issues related to the region (e.g. Kosovo)? How has the regional cooperation in WB region progressed since the launch of the Berlin Process and why is it important for the EU integration of the region? And how can the Visegrad Group contribute to the development of region’s cooperation and EU integration?

In the first part of the event, Ms. Gentiola Madhi from the Academy for European Integration and Negotiations in Albania, will present her paper written under her Think Visegrad Fellowship in EUROPEUM focused on the Berlin Process and the V4 and the support to the regional cooperation in the Western Balkans. The presentation will be followed by a panel discussion focusing on the current state of the enlargement to the Western Balkans and the role the Visegrad Group in support of the region’s internal cooperation and EU integration process.
#Western Balkans #Regional Cooperation #V4 #EU enlargement

Gentiola Madhi
Associate Research Fellow

Expertise: Western Balkans’ European integration process

Jana Juzová
Senior Research Fellow

Expertise: regionalism, Visegrad cooperation, democratization and European integration of the Western Balkan countries, EU enlargement

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