The European Fund for the Balkans, Faculty of Political Sciences and the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG) are organizing the panel “Belgrade, Pristina and the West – Accelerating History?” on Friday, November 15 at the Centre for American Studies at the Faculty of Political Sciences in Belgrade, Serbia.
The panel will focus on the key events that have preceded and could follow in the process of resolving the Kosovo-Serbia relations. What will be the impact of changing actors in the process – the new Kosovo government and the new EU mediator in the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue? What will be the impact of drastically changed circumstances – halting the EU enlargement and a strong US presence? Are the ideas of borders change and land-swap still alive? What are the attitudes of citizens regarding future solutions? These are some of the questions to be addressed by distinguished panelists from the region, EU and the USA.
11.30 – 11.40 Welcome remarks
Prof. Dragan R. Simic, Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences
Aleksandra Tomanic, Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans
11.45 – 13.00 Panel discussion
Dorothea Gieselmann, Deputy Head of German Embassy to Serbia, Minister Counsellor
Edward P. Joseph, Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
Donika Emini, Executive Director of the CiviKos Platform / Member of the BiEPAG
Nikola Jovic, Teaching Assistant at the Faculty of Political Sciences
Moderator: Nikola Burazer, European Western Balkans