The conference on “Challenges and Perspectives of Regional Cooperation and Security in the Western Balkans” was held on November 24, 2021 in a hybrid format. The conference was divided into three thematic segments.
In the first panel, “Will national states come out as winners of the pandemic?”, speakers were Damir Kapidžić, Professor at the Faculty of Political Science, University of Sarajevo, Igor Štiks, Professor at the Faculty of Media and Communication, Belgrade, Marko Kmezić, Professor and Senior Researcher, University of Grac, and Zoran Ilievski, Professor, University St. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje.
In the second panel, “Perspectives of the ‘Mini-Schengen’ Initiative”, the topic was discussed by Ardian Hackaj, Director of Research, Cooperation and Development Institute, Tirana, Nenad Đurđević, Advisor to the President of the Serbian Chamber of Commerce, and Artan Sulejmani, Economic Analyst, Skopje.
In the third panel, “Social, Political and Cultural Changes, Development and Challenges”, speakers included Nikola Zečević, Lecturer, Humanistic Studies, UDG, Podgorica, and Biljana Srbljanović, Screenwriter, Writer, Playwright, Belgrade.
The conference was supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Belgrade.