„The Road to Warsaw Security Forum: Western Balkans Program” was of a series of online events which aimed to promote EU expansion to the Western Balkans, as well as to share Poland’s transformation and European integration experience with regional civil society opinion leaders and the broader European foreign policy community.
The program encompassed four core elements:
a) an online course for a selected group of 20 Western Balkan opinion leaders
b) an online panel discussion at the Belgrade Security Forum
c) an online panel discussion at the Road to Warsaw Security Forum event
d) a series of concluding publications.
The first component was an online course addressed to 20 select Western Balkans civil society opinion-makers that focused on the region’s most pressing stability and security issues on its way to EU membership. The course consisted of two thematic webinars and two e-workshops that gave participants practical knowledge and insight into Poland’s road to the EU and EU-Western Balkan security cooperation. It also served as a platform for sharing experience and know-how between speakers, experts and program participants.
The second component of the program was an online panel discussion held within the framework of the online edition of the Belgrade Security Forum in October 2020.
The third component of the program enabled participants to engage in an online panel discussion organized as part of the Road to Warsaw Security Forum event in November 2020 entitled “Strategic Rivalry? The European Union, Russia and China in the Western Balkans”.
The Road to Warsaw Security Forum: Western Balkans Program concluded in December 2020 with a series of short publications on the Western Balkans’ EU integration process, prepared by the 20 civil society participants of the online course. The Participants’ contributions are available in the e-publication below.
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