INVITATION: Reconciliation in Visegrad and the Western Balkans: Overcoming the Past Together

We would like to cordially invite you to an event organized by the EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and partners in the project “From Warsaw to Tirana: Overcoming the past together”, supported by the International Visegrad Fund.


15:45 – 16:00 Registration

16:00 – 16:10 Welcome notes by Jana Juzová, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

16:10 – 16:45 Lessons learned from Visegrad Group and the Western Balkans

  • Jelica Minić, Vice President, European Movement in Serbia
  • Anna Orosz, Researcher, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hungary
  • Tomáš Strážay, Director, Research Center of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association

16:45 – 17:30 Enhancing the reconciliation process in the Western Balkans

  • David Hudson, Senior Expert, Centre of Thematic Expertise on Role of Law, Fundamental Rights and Democracy, DG NEAR, European Commission
  • André De Munter, Policy Analyst for the Western Balkans, Turkey and enlargement policy, European Parliament

Turkey and enlargement policy, European Parliament
Moderator: Jelica Minić, Vice President, European Movement in Serbia

17:30 – 17:50 Questions from the audience Closing remarks

17:50 – 18:00 Closing remarks

  • Vladimír Bilčík, Member of the European Parliament

18:00 – 18:30 Closing remarks

In the first part, the project and the five written case studies will be briefly presented, and the discussion will then focus on the reconciliation experience and identified best practices from the examples from Visegrad and Albania and Serbia. The second panel will follow up with a discussion with representatives from the EU institutions about the future of the reconciliation process in the Western Balkans and its place in the European integration of the region.

When: Monday, January 20, 2020, from 15:45 until 18:30

Where: Hotel Leopold, Rue du Luxembourg 35, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels

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Jana Juzová
Senior Research Fellow

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

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