Kick-off of the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Networks Project “WB2EU” (ÖGFE, Austria)

The next few years will be decisive for the democratic and European future of the Western Balkans. In addition to a credible enlargement perspective and a positive enlargement narrative, which needs to be reinvented and reinvigorated, it is vital to support rule of law, civil dialogue, pluralism and the fight against corruption as well as the social dimension. It is crucial to invest more in social inclusion, to support the broad vision of just and democratic societies, which needs to include various bottom-up initiatives and actors.

The WB2EU network will activate êconnect êresearch êdisseminate and create joint output on the defined topics by bringing together academia, civil society and relevant stakeholders on national, regional and EU level. The network consists of 17 renowned think-tanks, do-tanks, higher education institutes and policy centres from the countries that will be most decisive for the enlargement process in the upcoming years.

Project initiators: Austrian Society for European Politics (ÖGfE), Vienna (Coordinator) / Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP), Vienna.

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