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Conference on the Future of Europe - A vivid Europe from below - Local authorities in the Western Balkan and their vision of a future Europe

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The Conference on the Future of Europe currently debates in a wide-spread participative discourse the future of the EU. Unfortunately, the Western Balkan countries have been not included in the debate on how to shape Europe’s future. Municipalities play a crucial role in implementing the concept of European Integration. Our workshop would like to highlight the role of municipalities in European Integration including EU-Macroregional Strategies, discuss the potential of municipalities in the Western Balkan and open a door to communicate the vision and needs of municipalities of the region for a Europe in the near and mid-future.

The workshop is jointly organised by Foster Europe Foundation, Centre of Public Administration Research (KDZ), University of Applied Sciences Kehl and Jean Monet Chair Local Authorities in the EU. The workshop is registered on the platform of the Conference on the Future of Europe.  The registration is free and open to any interested public or institutions. The working language is English.

The panellists are:

  • Annegret Eppler, Professor, University of Applied Sciences Kehl, Jean Monet Chair Local Authorities in the EU, Germany

  • Dusan Raicevic, Third Vice President, NALAS, Mayor of Bar, Montenegro

  • Thomas Prorok, Deputy Managing Director, Centre of Public Administration Research (KDZ), Austria

  • Claudia Singer, Priority Area Coordinator, EU Strategy for the Danube Region/PA 10, Austria

  • Milena Lazarevic, Programme Director, European Policy Centre (EPC), Serbia

We look forward to welcoming you

Download program here.

If you would like to join please fill out the registration form until 11 June, 2021.

Shortly before the event you will receive all the necessary technical information per email.

Kelmend Zajazi
Kelmend Zajazi | Executive Director of NALAS
The long-term cooperation with KDZ means a lot to us at NALAS. In KDZ we found a peer that fully understands who we are.
Isabelle Verschuren | Federal Public Service Policy and Support (BOSA), CAF correspondent of Belgium
In the last years Belgium has planned and organised many different CAF activities (e.g. CAF training, Certification of CAF label) together with KDZ.
Josep Medrano | Director of Strategic Planning and Taxation, City of Barcelona
For the City of Barcelona, the collaboration with KDZ through the European "Cities for Sustainable Public Finances (CSPF)" has reached a qualitative advance.


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