Regional Visit - May, 2017


In May 2017, The Balkan Forum undertook a regional visit that commenced in Macedonia and continued in Albania, Montenegro and Serbia, where we conducted over 30 meetings and video-interviews with key actors, including partners from civil society, private and public sector, and donor community. Meetings and video-interviews in Skopje, Tirana, Podgorica, and Belgrade, reconfirmed political will and commitment by these actors who provided examples of real efforts by them, their institutions, and other actors to strengthening cooperation across the borders and sectors on these themes, through mutual support, experience exchange, and joint, practical activities, projects and programs. They repeatedly emphasised that there are many things that the region shares, and bring the region together, including diversity, common values and joint vision. For more details, please check our activity section from 10 June where tens of video-interviews will bring the flavour, the spirit and the energy of different actors from the Balkan region who work to advance regional collaboration.