The Vice President of the European Commission, incumbent and former Presidents, Prime Ministers, Foreign Ministers, Central Bankers and Ambassadors are brought together to discuss the challenges and opportunities for the Balkans, in the years to come.
Rule of law as driving force for stability and economic growth in the Western Balkans, the role of innovative ecosystems, public-private partnerships and bold investments in boosting the region’s competitiveness and the next steps for renewing the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Balkans are among the topics to be addressed.
14:30 – 14:45 Europe/Athens
Opening Keynote Speech
14:45 – 15:00 Europe/Athens
EU values and lasting, in-depth and irreversible reforms: Rule of law as driving force for stability and economic growth in the Western Balkans.
15:00 – 16:15 Europe/Athens
Keynote Video Speech
16:15 – 16:30 Europe/Athens
Working together to facilitate post-Covid economic recovery: How can innovative ecosystems, public-private partnerships and bold investments boost the region’s competitiveness?
16:30 – 18:00 Europe/Athens
Rebooting the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Balkans: The next steps for a renewed strategic relationship and an effective multilateral cooperation to tackle together today’s regional challenges.
18:00 – 20:00 Europe/Athens
* This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244(1999) and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence