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SPOTLIGHT: China in Serbia

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Events

Every year the BFPE hosts more than 50 events in different formats: conferences, round tables, panel discussions, seminars, workshops, and simulations. Find out more.

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.

50

yearly events

5000

Participants and guests in 10 editions of the BSF

1000

new generation politicians over 18 years of providing political education

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.

BFPE Leadership Program

We have adjusted the methods and contents of political education to the growing demands of the process of Serbia’s accession to the European Union, which is the dominant framework for the modernization of our society.

Platforms for discussion of foreign policy and challenges to security

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.

Climate, environment and energy policy

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.

Western Balkans moving forward together

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.

Social inclusion and local development

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 responsible society.

Our distinguished programs

Balkan Dialogues

Experts from the EU, the USA, Russia and China on the one hand, and the Western Balkan "six" on the other, are talking with the aim of building trust and better understanding of various geopolitical interests present in our region.

ROMACTED II: “Promoting good governance and Roma empowerment at local level”

Programme aims at consolidating and expanding efforts to improve the integration of the Roma population in the local communities through increased participation in local policy-making and implementation of local action.

Sustainable Development for All

The “SDGs for All” is dedicated to the affirmation of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in the strategic documents of the United Nations (UN) and the creation of a platform for society-wide dialogue on sustainable development.

Belgrade Security Forum (BSF)

For eleven years, one of the most prestigious conferences dedicated to foreign policy and security "from Vienna to Istanbul". BFPE and BCBP initiative.

Annual Seminar

Our most prestigious and oldest educational program in Serbia, attended by politicians, as well as leading individuals coming from public administration, civil society, media and business background.

Active Citizens – Better Society: Advocating for Cooperation and Democratic Development

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to strengthening a democratic society in Serbia, based on a culture of participation in the political process and consistent democratic practice.

Green Parliamentary Group

Informal Green Parliamentary Group was founded in November 2009 and has continued to renew its activities in all successive convocations of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia.

Strengthening Parliamentary Democracy and Inclusive Political Dialogue

The project is the continuation of previous support to the elected assemblies in Serbia – the National Assembly and local assemblies. The project focuses on the following key interventions: political dialogue, transparency and gender equality.
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