Today the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” – Skopje had the pleasure to host a closed workshop announcing the Cooperation Instrument for the Western Balkans Think Tanks – THINK BALKANS, part of the project of the same name, financially supported by International Visegrad Fund (IVF).

Based on the good practices of Think Visegrad, the representatives of the think tank community and the ministries of foreign affairs of the Western Balkans, Visegrad Group and Slovenia, as well as the IVF, Western Balkans Fund (WBF) discussed the prospects of the cooperation between the think tank community and the MFAs in the Western Balkans.

They all pledged to stronger and more strategic cooperation striving for increased regional ownership in the EU integration of the WB. Besides WB MFAs, the instrument received endorsements by the Polish MFA, country chairing the 2020/21 Visegrad Presidency, as well as the Slovenian MFA, country chairing the Council of European Union Presidency in the 2nd half of 2021.