What is Progressive? The EU and the challenge of enlargement to the Western Balkans

Closed-door online expert seminar, Friday, 6 November 2020 (15:00 – 16:30 CEST) The Foundation for […]
Speakers

06/11/2020

Closed-door online expert seminar, Friday, 6 November 2020 (15:00 – 16:30 CEST)

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Italy and the Fondation Jean Jaurès have joined forces to organise, in cooperation with the German Italian Centre for Excellence Villa Vigoni, an international online expert seminar on the question of the Western Balkan countries’ future EU membership and on the issues linked to it, including the challenges that both the EU and the candidate members still have to face (the commitment to democracy; the strengthening of the national institutional frameworks and economies; the still unsolved ethnic and border issues; the increasing influence of third actor and the emerging appealing of models other than the European one; etc.). This is a critical time for EU institutions and the process of EU enlargement to the Western Balkans. Consequently, the agenda will also focus on the Conference on the Future of Europe and whether there is momentum to integrate the topic of enlargement.


At a critical time for the EU, the overall objective of this conference is to promote an important and timely debate on the policy pathways through which Europe can shape enlargement towards the Western Balkans in a more progressive way.

Find all related publications
Publications
28/06/2022

Sustainable Digital Market Design: A data-based approach to the circular economy

Markets must be designed properly to serve the common good. This is particularly evident in […]
20/06/2022

Talking Green in Europe

Lessons on re-framing the public debate on the climate crisis
13/06/2022

Just Transition & Revitalisation – A New EU Strategy for Rural Areas

How can EU actions support the revitalisation of rural areas? How can EU institutions put […]
25/05/2022

Voting during pandemics: making democracy resilient in turbulent times

Although many volumes have already discussed several COVID-related socio-economic phenomena, relatively less attention has been […]
Find all related news
News
21/06/2022

Ahead of this week’s European Council, progressive MEPs and MPs urge EU leaders to take resolute actions toward the Western Balkans

On 17 and 18 June, the ‘Friends of the Western Balkans’, the newly established network […]
17/06/2022

First meeting of the Friends of the Western Balkans

How do we get out of the dead end in the enlargement process?
10/06/2022

FEPS launches a new website!

After months of work, FEPS’s new website is now online!  This new website offers a […]
09/06/2022

FEPS holds the 2022 General Assembly

This week, FEPS held the 2022 General Assembly (GA), the yearly meeting gathering all members […]
Find all related in the media
In the media

Leaders Must Choose a Just Energy Transition and a Social Europe

by Euractiv 30/05/2022

The circular economy and green jobs

by ENCOMPASS 25/05/2022

Da Prodi a Rodrigues, domani al via la ’Terza conferenza sul futuro dell’Europa’

by La Nazione 25/05/2022

Visioni e strategie per disegnare il futuro europeo 

by La Nazione 23/05/2022