First regional think tank network will monitor the Berlin Process

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The SEE Think Net Network was established in mid-march 2018 with the generous support of the European Fund for the Balkans as the first regional network composed of civil society organisations that aim to monitor the topics related to the Berlin Process.

The Network encompasses think tanks, civil society organisations and individuals from the 6 Western Balkan countries plus Croatia and Slovenia. Besides the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” (IDSCS) which will coordinate the Network,the SEE Think Net Network includes the Network of the European Movement in Serbia (NEMinS), Open Society Foundation for Albania and its affiliate, the EU Policy Hub, Adnan Ćerimagić, Politikon Network from Montenegro, Kosovo Centre for Security Studies, the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) from Croatia and the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) from Slovenia.

The goal of the SEE Think Net Network is to produce significant policy inputs and provide policy recommendations on topics that derive from the Berlin Process. As such, its activities are devised in order to closely monitor the Berlin process and the policy areas the process encompasses.

The Network plan is to publish one (1) policy paper on the Berlin process and the Credible European Perspective until the London Summit. The paper will be promoted at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs during the Western Balkan London Summit on the 9/10 July. In addition, the SEE Think Net Network will produce five (5) policy briefs on migration, security and rule of law which will be promoted in Skopje, Belgrade and Tirana during the week before the London Summit.

Zoran Necev from the Institute for Democracy as a representative of the Network, will explain her role at the international conference “Democracy That Delivers: Unlocking the Western Balkans Potential” which will take place in Sofia (Bulgaria) on May 16th.

The conference participants are high representatives of the European Union and the United States, the countries of the region, including Macedonian Prime Minister Zoran Zaev and Bulgaria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Ekaterina Zaharieva, international, regional and civic organizations organizations and representatives of the international donor community.


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