Digital Conference

Civil Society & Think Tank Forum I - Road to Berlin

Day 1: Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Welcoming Remarks

Hansjörg Brey, Executive Director, Southeast Europe Association
Valeska Esch, Deputy Executive Director, Program Director Europe, Aspen Institute Germany
Video Message by Minister of State for Europe Michael Roth, German Federal Foreign Office
 

Panel Discussion I
Eight Years of Berlin Process: Achievements and Outlook

Speaker:

Alexander Jung, Deputy Head of Division 212 Bilateral Relations to the Countries of Central, Southeastern and Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus and Central Asia, German Federal Chancellery
Michela Matuella, Acting Director Western Balkans, DG NEAR, European Commission
Tanja Miščević, Deputy Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council
Aleksandra Tomanić, Executive Director, European Fund for the Balkans

Moderation: 

Zoran Nechev, Head of the Center for EU Integration, Institute for Democracy Societas Civilis Skopje, BiEPAG

 

Panel Discussion II
Enhanced Cooperation: A Way to Strengthen Regional Confidence Building and Reconciliation?

Speaker: 

Egzona Bokshi, Project Officer, “Empowering Youth for a Peaceful, Prosperous and Sustainable Future in Kosovo”, UN Secretary-General’s Peacebuilding Fund
Nataša Kandić, Coordinator, RECOM Reconciliation Network
Frank Morawietz, Special Envoy for Southeast Europe, Franco-German Youth Office

Moderation:

Florian Bieber, Professor, Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz, BiEPAG


 

Panel Discussion III
The Green Agenda: Committing to a Sustainable Europe

Speaker:

Vladimir Đurđević, Associate Professor, University of Belgrade
Samir Lemeš, President of Steering Board, Eko Forum Zenica
Sonja Risteska, Project Manager Southeast Europe, Agora Energiewende
Guillemette Vachey, Policy Officer Environment and Climate Change, DG NEAR, European Commission


Moderation:

Walter Kaufmann, Head of Division for East and Southeast Europe, Heinrich Böll Foundation


 

Panel Discussion IV
Taking Stock of the Connectivity Agenda: Achievements and Challenges

Speaker:

Ardian Hackaj, Research Director and Coordinator of Tirana Connectivity Forum, Cooperation and Development Institute
Michael Vögele, Head of Section Western Balkans Investment Framework, DG NEAR, European Commission
Matej Zakonjšek, Director, Transport Community


Moderation:

Ana Krstinovska, President, Estima

 


Day 2: Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Panel Discussion V
Strengthening Economic Cooperation in the Western Balkans

Speaker:

Majlinda Bregu, Secretary General, Regional Cooperation Council
State Secretary Claudia Dörr-Voß, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy
Silvana Mojsovska, Professor, Institute of Economics, University of Ss. Cyrils and Methodius - Skopje


Moderation:

Richard Grieveson, Deputy Director, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (wiiw)


 

Panel Discussion
Expectations for the Berlin Process Summit 2021

Speaker:

State Secretary Miguel Berger, German Federal Foreign Office Rapporteurs from Working Groups


Moderation:

Hedvig Morvai, Director of Strategy and Europe, ERSTE Foundation

 

 

Vom 01.06.2021, 09:00 Uhr
bis 02.06.2021

Ort: Berlin and Online