Center “Science and Innovation for Development” (SCiDEV) is co-organizing with the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tirana a virtual international conference on 11 – 12 June 2020. This is organised in the framework of the Jean Monnet Module “Resilience and European Integration of the Western Balkans” (2017-2020), co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Commission.

The focus of this virtual international conference will be to discuss issues related to resilience, failtures and challenges of the European Integration process of the Western Balkans also in light of the COVID19 pandemic and opening up of accession talks for Albania and North Macedonia. The conference brings together distinguished academics from the region (for instance Florian Bieber from BiEPAG) and Europe (for instance Doris Wydra of University of Salzburg), as well as policy makers and representatives of civil society. The first panel of the conference will be greeted by HE Luigi Soreca, Ambassador of the Delegation of the European Union to Albania.

The second day will be organized in the form of an e-roundtable bringing together universities, research centers and CSOs to discuss ideas on future partnership and project development particularly in the area of EU integration and regional cooperation. SCiDEV is expected to play a crucial role as an intermediary between academia and civil society and putting together relevant applications.

You can register here.