INVITATION: Presentation of Advocacy Strategy for the EU Integration of the Western Balkans

In cooperation with European Movement Serbia and Regional Cooperation Council we would like to cordially invite you to the presentation followed by a discussion and small refreshment.

The presentation will take place on Tuesday 6th of December 2016 from 17:00 to 18:30 at People in Need Centre Langhans (Vodičkova 37, Prague 1), and followed by a discussion and small refreshment.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Michal Vít, contributor to the study, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
  • Christian Kvorning Lassen, Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy
  • Jelica Minic, Evropski pokret u Srbiji European Movement Serbia

The Western Balkan countries do not have an advocacy strategy aimed at promoting and speeding up their EU accession. Although there is growing awareness of the need for such a strategy, it has transpired that the WB government institutions have only communication strategies targeting specific groups within their national borders: decision makers and initiators/multipliers of public awareness of the EU accession process, youth, or opponents of integration. However, these strategies have not been oriented towards the relevant target groups in the EU. The Advocacy Strategy for the EU Integration of the Western Balkans - Guidelines (ASWB), developed by eight Western Balkan and Visegrad Group think tanks, is the first initiative of the kind. What kind of lessons learned of the V4 cooperation can be applied in case of Western Balkans.

Please register here or contact us via The event is also on Facebook.

You can find the invitation through the PDF button on the right of this article.

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Michal Vít
Research Fellow (until September 2018)

Topics: Political parties, National identity, V4

Christian Kvorning Lassen
Deputy Director & Head of Research

Expertise: Migration/European migration crisis, EU foreign policy, Scandinavian politics, populism, EU enlargement policy