The AcadEU Conference “The EU and the post-Yugoslav space: Sharing Knowledge and Experience”, 23 November 2013, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

CIROn 23 November 2013 the first AcadEU Conference took place in Ljubljana at the Faculty of Social Sciences organized by Centre of International Relations. The Conference was the first event of an EU-funded project that aims to create a network of researchers, academia, practitioners and members of civil society from the countries that belonged to former Yugoslavia in order to exchange knowledge and experience on different aspects of European integration. The Conference brought together 100 top researchers, academics and PhD students from different corners of the post-Yugoslav space, featured 13 panels on various topics and offered participants an opportunity to explore ways and means for further collaboration as well as critically discuss political and economic aspects of relations between the EU and the post-Yugoslav space. The Conference was inaugurated with the speeches of the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Prof. Bojko Bučar, the Minister of Education, Science, and Sport of Slovenia, Dr. Jernej Pikalo, the Deputy Head of the European Commission Representation in Slovenia, Ms. Ulla Hudina, and the Keynote address by the Member of the European Parliament, Mr. Ivo Vajgl. One-day gathering resulted in agreements and conclusions that promise substantive follow-ups to this first AcadEU event.Slovenia

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