On 27 and 28 May 2019 in Bratislava, the Slovak Foreign Policy Association in cooperation with Think Visegrad, a network of think tank organizations from the V4 countries, organized the conference “Cooperation between V4 and the Western Balkans – what role for think tanks?”, as a side event of the Slovak presidency with the Visegrad Group.

The conference gathered representatives from the civil society, think tank community and institutions from both regions as well as the International Visegrad Fund and Western Balkans Fund. The focus of the event was a share of knowledge and experiences for the models of regional cooperation between the think tank communities in the Visegrad Group and the Western Balkans.

The think tank community of the Western Balkans, associated in the Southeast European Think Net Network (SEE Think Net) was represented by Zoran Nechev, Head of the Centre for European Integrations at the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje, Donika Emini from the Kosovar Centre for Security Studies, Jovana Marović from the Politikon Network from Montenegro and Jelica Minić from the Network of European Movement in Serbia.

The conference in Bratislava is financially supported by the International Visegrad Fund as part of the “Regional cooperation in the Western Balkans: The Berlin Process and Visegrad Group in comparison” project, coordinated by the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje.