Think Tank Forum: EU enlargement

It is with great pleasure to invite you to participate in the EU Enlargement Think-tank Forum: Rethinking Enlargement in times of Geopolitical Earthquakes organized by EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy in cooperation with other partners between 13th and 14th October 2022 in Prague. Invitation only for in-person participation.

This unique forum will gather around 80 experts - think-tankers, civil servants from EU Member States, WB, and Associated Trio, Members of the European Parliament, and representatives of DG NEAR dealing with the EU enlargement policy or more broadly with the process of European integration. Our goal is to provide space for an open exchange of views and to come up with concrete recommendations on how to enhance the EU enlargement policy

The organization of a three-day think-tank forum focused on the EU enlargement process should, among other goals, provide a signal to the governments that the involvement of think tanks in questions about the future of the WB and Eastern Europe is not only desirable but necessary for the success of the accession process and the democratization of society. The discussions will be divided into three specific sessions focusing on the following topics: EU Enlargement Policy and its Future; Democracy and Rule of Law; and Climate Change and Energy Security. Within each cluster, two to three-panel discussions will be held.

A live Facebook broadcast of the first day can be found here. The stream starts at 15:00, Thursday 13th of October, 2022. 

Program of the conference.                            


Background Paper: Green agenda in the Western Balkans: Michal Hrubý


Background Paper: The state of democracy and rule of law in the WB6: Oszkár Roginer, Žiga Faktor

Background Paper: Can the EU enlargement process be finally revitalized?: Jana Juzová



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Oszkár Roginer-Hofmeister
Project Coordinator and Analyst
Jana Juzová
Senior Research Fellow

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

Žiga Faktor
Deputy Director & Head of Brussels Office

Expertise: European integration of Western Balkans, EU enlargement, Slovenian Politics and EU-Turkey relations

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