New Pact for Europe - Exploiting the Window of Opportunity

Event type
Other events
City, Country
Belgrade, Serbia
Local Organiser
European Policy Centre , Belgrade (CEP), in cooperation with the European Fund for the Balkans
Event Place
Hotel Hilton, Conference Room 1
Serbian and English (simultaneous translation provided)

Over the past decade, the project of European unity has been tested as never before. As time has passed, and as the number of unprecedented challenges has increased, it has become evident that Europe is at its critical juncture, from where it will have to make key strategic decisions about its future.

The recently published Report "Re-energising Europe: A package deal for the EU27", publication of the King Baudouin Foundation, the Bertelsmann Stiftung, Open Society Initiative for Europe, and European Policy Centre, Brussels (EPC), provides a systematic overview of the internal and external challenges that are standing in the way of further European integration. In order to counter the danger of a more regressive, nationalistic, closed, illiberal and authoritarian Europe, the Report provides concrete measures in the form of recommendations, whilst taking into account interests of European citizens, member states, and as well as Europe itself. Produced under the New Pact for Europe project, the Report is the culmination of five years of work reflecting more than 120 national and transnational debates. 

Belgrade is the only non-EU capital the Report will be presented and discussed in, as part of CEP Belgrade efforts to bring EU debates closer to the Serbian public and to bring Serbia closer to the EU debates.

What are the key messages of the Report? How can its recommendations be soundly implemented? How can civil society re-energise Europe? How can the confidence of the European citizens be restored? These and other pertinent questions will be discussed by a prominent panel of experts:

Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Director of Studies of the European Policy Centre (EPC), author of the Report

Tanja Miščević, Head of the Negotiating Team for Accession of the Republic of Serbia to the EU

Duško Lopandić, Ambassador, Former Head of the Mission of the Republic of Serbia to the EU

Vesna Pusić, Croatian politician, founder of Civic Liberal Alliance (GLAS) and former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia (TBC)

Sonja Licht, President of the Belgrade fund for Political Excellence (BFPE)

Boško Jakšić, journalist and foreign affairs commentator


Working languages will be English and Serbian, with simultaneous interpretation provided.

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For any queries, please contact Anesa Omeragić: ; +381 11 40 82 265 ; +381 64 278 89 47 

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