SPOTLIGHT: “WB 2 EU”, time for a reality check
BFPE joins partners from across Europe in “Western Balkans 2 EU” project: events and policy briefs shedding light on the state of enlargement and overall WB relations with the EU.
Analysis and Publications
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Every year the BFPE hosts more than 50 events in different formats: conferences, round tables, panel discussions, seminars, workshops, and simulations. Find out more.
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From its establishment in 2003, BFPE contributes to democratic transformation and European integration of the region of South East Europe.
Two decades of influence
Belgrade Security Forum; Dialogue for the Future; Balkan Dialogues; Belgrade Dialogues; Regional Academy for Democracy; Women of the Balkans for New Politics; Women’s Leadership Academy; Green Parliamentary Group; Annual Seminar – are just some of the formats through which we have been trying to positively influence our community over the past two decades.
Our approach and program
Together with friends and partners from civil society, we aim to bring together a broad and competent community of those who stand for a democratic and developed Serbia in the European Union, led by responsible social and political elites, and which is able and willing to cooperate with its neighbors for the benefit of the whole region of the Western Balkans.
We are concerned that the Western Balkans is at risk of becoming a periphery, weakened by numerous bilateral disputes, with no real possibility of influencing global developments. That is why we gather politicians, think-tankers, activists, face them with the consequences of inaction, and take them out of the “comfort zone” so we can find solutions together.
We raise the awareness of decision makers about energy efficiency, renewable energy sources and the green economy; we fight for greater citizen participation and encourage the cooperation of all those involved in the creation and implementation of a more responsible and comprehensive energy policy.
Together with our partners, we bring together decision-makers, calling upon them to act responsibly; we propose solutions to bilateral disputes in the wider region of Western Balkans and Southeast Europe; we help build good neighborly relations; as well as getting to know and understand the “other side” and its needs.
The BFPE has traditionally promoted the improvement of the unequal starting position of women, Roma, young people, as well as residents of underdeveloped areas. We see the opening of opportunities for equal participation of these groups in the political process and decision-making, in the labor market, as well as in educational institutions at all levels as a necessary condition for the consolidation of democracy and the creation of a truly open society.