Western Balkans Summit

FREN Director Jelena Zarkovic Rakic participated in the work of the Civil Society Forum CSF (Western Balkans Summit Series) held on July 11-12, 2017 in Trieste, Italy. The CSF brought together representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs) to facilitate their impact on the so-called Berlin Process. The CSF covered topics such as Business Environment and Innovation, Rule of Law, Youth Cooperation, Regional Cooperation and Bilateral Issues, Environment, Energy and Climate Change, and Communicating the Berlin Process in the Time of Rising Populism. In order to contribute to Europeanisation of the region and to regional cooperation, the Civil Society Forum developed policy recommendations for each of the topics, with inputs from CSOs from all over the Balkans.