UPDATE: Due to concerns around the Covid-19 virus, this event will not take place on 20 March 2020. Please stay tuned for the rescheduled date.
2020 will be pivotal for the enlargement and the engagement with Western Balkans countries and their perspective within the European Union. European prosperity and security is closely linked to the integration process and the advancement of peace, democracy, respect for human rights and rule of law in the Western Balkans region and their future in a strong and reformed EU. The Western Balkans, racked by war and tragedies throughout the 1990s, have recently seen a surge of significant political, social and economic progress. Yet the need for reforms and transformation is still crucial. We should not forget the fact that after a long stretch of ethnic instability, the region needs an accelerated pace of reforms to help countries moving towards the EU. The new methodology proposed by the EU commission should reassess and inject new dynamism into the enlargement process and provide a new impetus for the transformation of accession countries.
This is an event organised by the European Liberal Forum with the support of Liberal Integration Foundation.