Promoting a shared vision based on economic integration, prosperity, and sustainable peace.
Facilitating cross-border and cross-sector dialogue to generate new thinking on regional challenges and opportunities through the annual Balkan Forum and other convening.
Incubating ideas for and catalysing regional initiatives in four key issue areas.
Building a knowledge base and providing research and policy analysis to foster mutual learning and accelerate progress toward innovative solutions to regional development challenges.
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The Balkan Forum initiative was launched at the first Annual Balkan Forum meeting held on 7-9 February 2013 in Thessaloniki, Greece. The Forum gathered diverse stakeholders and leaders from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia. Over 50 participants from civil society, the private sector, academia, and government worked together to generate ideas and innovative strategies to deepen regional collaboration and catalyse economic development, drawing the region’s strengths and comparative advantages.