On 26 and 27. 09.2018 in Belgrade will be held the Regional Economic Conference  – The Western Balkans in 2030. 30 speakers from 8 countries will discuss on 8 panels for two days.  Marjan Nikolov the president of Center for economic analyses – CEA will moderate the 3th panel on 27.09.2018(Intraregional mobility and cooperation –the effects of the connectivity agenda for the Western Balkans).

The agenda is available on the following link: agenda

The countries of the Western Balkans continue to be an extremely important region for the EU with respect to economic and security policy. This was also underlined most recently within the framework of the EU-Western Balkans Summit, hosted by the Bulgarian President of the European Council on May 17, 2018 in Sofia with its repeated emphasis on the accession perspectives for the countries of this region.

From our perspective, an intensive cooperation with this region through Europe is urgently needed. Against this background, we will be embarking on a journey through time, taking a look at the countries of the Western Balkans in the year 2030. Have they fulfilled the expectations of a dynamically developing region? Or do we find ourselves in a community of fate in the process of re-inventing itself? In one hour-long discussion rounds, different, even opposing perspectives on the economy, politics, and civil society will be discussed. These include aspects such as economic development, external influences, connectivity, digitalisation, the future of democracy, or brain drain versus brain gain. The participants in the auditorium and online will contribute to the discussion using electronic means.

Watch the conference live on this link: Live stream