Javna diskusija : Stabilnost i napredak na Zapadnom Balkanu: pretnje, predviđanja i rešenja
1.februara 2017. u Vašingtonu održaće se javna diskusija na temu Stabilnost i procesi na Zapadnom Balkanu: pretnje, predviđanja i rešenja u organizaciji Internacionalnog foruma za demokratske studije (International Forum for Democratic Studies) i Evropskog programa NED-a (Europe Program at National Endowment for Democracy)
The discussion will be attended by director Heartefact Andrej Nosov (Regan Fasel scholarship in NED), a board member Heartefact Goran Miletic (Program Director for the Western Balkans, Civil Rights Defenders) and Jasmin Mujanovic (Consultant for public policy Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Foundation - a section for dialogue of Southeast Europe), with uvodonim comments Carl Gershman (President NED) while the moderator will be Ivana Cvetkovic Bajrović (Senior program administrator NED).
Decade of international presence and investment in peace in the Western Balkans undeniably contributed to a more stable situation and development, but there are serious questions as to the effectiveness of invested resources in terms of building a strong democratic society. 2016 was full of challenges taking into account that the key countries in the region - Bosnia and Hercegoviva, Macedonia, Serbia, and Croatia and went through periods of crisis, who, among other things, impact on neighborly relations, which have worsened.
The influence of public institutions remains weak and limited powers that, while corruption and censored the media pose a problem for the whole region. On the other hand, the current government is subject to the influence of foreign countries such as Russia, that their activities create conditions for constant instability in the region.
Fighters for stability and democracy in the Western Balkans are exposed to threats, and two decades after the Dayton Peace Agreement, it appears that the situation tends abolition of the progress made and creates an atmosphere similar to that and was the nineties.
The discussion will be highlighted new threats to stability and prosperity in the Western Balkans, as well as opportunities and challenges, with suggestions of concrete steps to be taken in order to further development of democracy in this territory.
Public discussions will be held on February 1, 2017 at 10 am (16 pm GMT + 1), and all interested parties will be available for live monitoring on the following link: http://www.ned.org/events/stability-and-progress -in-the-western-balkans-threats-predictions-solutions /