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    Connecting Western Balkans: Berlin Process after the 2019 Poznan Summit - The importance of being Well Connected
    27.11.2018
    On 19 November 2018, Cooperation and Development Institute in partnership with Austrian Institute for International Affairs (OIIP) and Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized in Vienna the meeting... Read more
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    “Deepening and Enlarging” – Second Panel of the Tirana Connectivity Forum (Day 2)
    27.11.2018
    The moderator of the panel, H. E. ErwanFouere, Associate Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels, started the debate by explaining the importance of deepening and enlarging of European Union. He argued that “We can deepen the Integration process in the European Union... Read more
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    Excerpts from the Panel ‘Reforming and Negotiating’ – Tirana Connectivity Forum
    26.11.2018
    The second day discussion focused on the importance of connectivity as a convergence mechanism that contributes to WB6 reforms and complements the normative & institutional approach of Enlargement.
    Ambassador of Austria to Albania, H.E Johann Sattler, started with an assessment of the added ... Read more
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    TCF18 Day 2 starts with the Keynote Addresses by the President of the Republic of Albania H.E. Ilir Meta and the EU Ambassador H.E. Luigi Soreca
    26.11.2018
    The President of the Republic of Albania, H.E Ilir Meta started his keynote speech by declaring that the Berlin Process has facilitated a more effective interconnection and interaction between the Six Western Balkans countries with the EU Enlargement Agenda. Read more
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    Side Event 3 “Energy: Regional Cooperation and Good Governance”
    16.11.2018
    The side event on Energy focused on regional cooperation in the energy sector, specifically on the regional policymaking for energy generation and distribution, as well as on the implementation challenges of large projects the Western Balkans. The panel was moderated by Mr, Enio Civici, Director at Scan TV News in Albania... Read more
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    Highlights from Side Event 2 “Youth: Connecting to home country”
    15.11.2018
    This panel focused its debate on the side effects of connectivity and especially on the emigration of youngsters from the Western Balkans countries. All agreed that this phenomenon is damaging the growth potential of the region and its social and economic development... Read more
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    Spotlight on Transport: Adjustment Costs and Governance Challenges at Side Event 1 of Tirana Connectivity Forum
    14.11.2018
    The first side event of TCF ’18 focused on why are better roads and railways needed in the Balkans, the governance challenges that are encountered during their implementation, the importance of including citizen’s interest in investment work or the need to invest ... Read more
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    Opening of the 4th Edition of the Tirana Connectivity Forum
    12.10.2018
    The Tirana Connectivity Forum (TCF) was held on November 8-9 and provided for in-depth analysis of the Berlin Process, Reforms in the EU and EU enlargement, while focusing on the benefits, best practices and challenges of connectivity projects in the Western Balkans 6. The Forum was opened with the Welcome Address of Mr. Walter Glos - Head of Albanian Office of Konrad Adenauer Foundation ... Read more
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    4th Tirana Connectivity Forum “Reforming, Deepening, Enlarging”
    08-09.11.2018
    This year’s event comes under a new format and name to continue the tradition of our annual Conference in ‘Berlin Process Series’, organized by Cooperation and Development Institute – CDI and supported by Konrad Adenauer Stiftung – KAS, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – FES, and Hanns Seidel Stiftung – HSS.... Read more
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    “The European Union, Albania and the Western Balkans: Making enlargement a more credible process”
    07.11.2018
    Accession, for some countries of the region, may be in sight. But it is hardly in reach, at least in the years to come. The EU’s reform agenda and forthcoming elections of the European Parliament... Read more
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    “Sustainable Security: The Role of Youth in Bridging the Divide” – Young Bled Strategic Forum
    26.09.2018
    Western Balkans Youth Cooperation Platform (WBYCP) has partnered with Young Bled Strategic Forum which was organized in Ljubljana on September 7-10. WBYCP powered and facilitated... Read more
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    Second Transnational Meeting of the project “Ports as Driving Wheels of Entrepreneurial Realm” (PoWER).
    20.06.2018
    Cooperation and Development Institute in partnership with Durres Municipality – both partners of PoWER project – hosted the Second Transnational Meeting of the project “Ports as Driving Wheels of Entrepreneurial Realm” ... Read more
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    ​Final workshop and closure of the ​trilateral project "Ideas and Action for Europe: Energy and Environment in the 21st Century"
    06.06.2018
    Cooperation and Development Institute (CDI) in collaboration with Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE), Association Bourgogne Balkans Express and Environnement, Sciences Po Dijon, with the support of the French-German Youth Office (OFAJ/DFJW), organized in Tirana ... Read more
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    South Adriatic Connectivity Project - Launching Event, May 29
    04.06.2018
    SOUTH – ADRIATIC CONNECTIVITY GOVERNANCE (SAGOV) initiative officially kick-started on May 29 in Tirana. The launching event brought all the partners together with main stakeholders from Italy, Albania and Montenegro. This opportunity was used to also present the project to the public. ... Read more
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    Connectivity in the focus of the Conference “Economic and social cohesion in the Western Balkans”
    16 May 2018
    Under the framework of the Bulgarian Presidency, the European Economic and Social Committee, in cooperation with TAIEX, organized in May 15, the Conference “Economic and social cohesion in the Western Balkans”. The main objective... Read more
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    International Conference “Constructing China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Europe”
    7.05.2018
    The current status of China’s presence in Western Balkans as well as the policy implications were discussed in the International Conference “Constructing China’s Belt and Road Initiative in Southeast Europe” Read more
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    Preparation meeting of the Civil Society Forum ahead of the London Summit
    02.05.2018
    On April 26 and 27 in Vienna took place the preparatory meetings for 2018 Western Balkans Summit in London with representatives of Western Balkans think tanks and activist organizations... Read more
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    The Western Balkans and the EU four years after the launch of the Berlin Process: perspectives in sight, accession in reach?
    23.04.2018
    On 19th of April in Berlin, the Director of Research of Cooperation and Development Institute, Mr. Ardian Hackaj, participated in the round-table “The Western Balkans and the EU four years after the launch of the Berlin Process: perspectives in sight, accession in reach?”. . ... Read more
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    Berlin Process and Youth
    15.03.2018
    Yesterday, at the premises of the EU Info Centre in Tirana, took place the Forum “More powerful citizens, empowered communities” which gathered youth from all the Western Balkans 6 countries, Italy, Bulgaria, Romania and Greece. Alba Brojka, Researcher at Cooperation and Development Institute, was invited by the organizers of the forum to talk ... Read more
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    Trilateral Training “Ideas and Actions for Europe: Energy and Environment in the 21st Century” kicks off in Dijon
    26.02.2018
    Cooperation and Development Institute in collaboration with Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE), Environnment Sciences Po, Association Bourgogne Balkans Express, with the support of the Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ/DFJW)... Read more
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    Round-table on presentation of the research findings “Inter-Institutional Cooperation in the field of Anti-Corruption Policies”
    18.12.2017
    Cooperation and Development Institute organized on Friday,15.12.2017, the round-table “Inter-Institutional Cooperation in the Field of Anti-Corruption Policies”. The main goal of this event was to present the preliminary findings of the research assessing the... Read more
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    Trilateral Programme “Ideas and Action for Europe: Energy and Environment in the 21st Century” kicks off in Berlin
    26.11.2017

    Cooperation and Development Institute and its partners Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE), Association Bourgogne Balkans Express, Environnment Sciences Po, with the support of the Franco-German Youth Office (OFAJ/DFJW), organized in Berlin, on 25 November – 1 December 2017... Read more

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    3rd Tirana Conference on Berlin Process “From Trieste to London: Stocktaking and Future Scenarios for the Berlin Process”
    15.11.2017

    The 3rd Tirana Conference on Berlin Process “From Trieste to London: Stocktaking and Future Scenarios for the Berlin Process” (TCBP) was organized by the Cooperation and Development Institute (CDI) in Tirana on 9-10 of November, ... Read more

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    The Balkan Silk Road
    15.11.2017

    The Balkan Silk Road - New Perspectives for the Western Balkans as China and the European Union connect in South Eastern Europe A seminar of the Reflection Forum “The Western Balkans in the European Union” Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 09h00-12h45 - Venue: Permanent Representation of Austria to the EU, Avenue de Cortenbergh 30, 1000 Brussels

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    Connecting Youth: the other convergence engine of Western Balkans
    09.11.2017

    The Cooperation and Development Institute (CDI) in partnership with Hanns Seidel Foundation, organized on the 9th November 2017, the side event “Connecting Youth: the other convergence engine of Western Balkans”.

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    Roundtable “Albania – China cooperation in the framework of “Belt & Road” and “16+1” Cooperation initiatives”
    31/10/2017
    With the Roundtable on “Albania – China cooperation in the framework of “Belt & Road” and “16+1” Cooperation initiatives”, Cooperation & Development Institute (CDI) started today a cycle of events on Albania and Eastern Connectivity... Read more
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    Open call for applications
    27.09.2017
    The Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE, Nice/Berlin), the Cooperation and Development Institute (Tirana), the Association Bourgogne Balkans Express (Dijon) and SciencesPo Environnement (Dijon) are pleased to announce our upcoming project, with generous support by the French-German Youth Office (OFAJ/DFJW): ... Read more
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    Presentation of the findings of the research "Understanding re-integration challenges of Albanian Returnees from Germany 2014-2017"
    26.09.2017
    Cooperation and Development Institute research team and Hanns Seidel Foundation presented the second part of the study on the recent Albanian Migration to Germany and their return and reintegration challenge... Read more
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    Round-table "After Trieste Summit: Albania's achievements and challenges on its road to EU" with Keynote Speaker MEP and Rapporteur for Albania in the EP Mr. Knut Fleckenstein.
    19.09.2017
    An inspiring and constructive discussion took place today with Knut Fleckenstein at the round-table "After Trieste Summit: Albania's achievements and challenges on its road to EU" organized by CDI... Read more
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    Europe and the “Belt and Road Initiative”: Responses and Risks
    10.07.2017
    The Belt and the Road (BRI), the modern name of the old Silk Road, is a Chinese initiative connecting China to Europe. It is composed by a mostly rail connection that goes through Asia, and a sea link that connects China ports to Pakistan, ...
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    Reflection Forum: “The Western Balkans in the European Union: Perspectives of a region in Europe?”
    03/07/2017
    On 26-27 June 2017, Cooperation and Development Institute participated to the 2nd edition of the Reflection Forum, held in Trieste on the run up of the Trieste Summit on the Western Balkans of 12 July 2017.,... Read more
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    “The contribution of civil society to the progress in democracy”
    15/06/2017
    Cooperation and Development Institute organized in Tirana, on 15th June 2017, the “Breakfast Talk” entitled “The contribution of civil society to the progress in democracy”, in the framework of the regional project “Progress in democracy”... Read more
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    Civil Society Forum Tirana 26-28 April 2107
    26/04/2017
    Cooperation and Development Institute, in cooperation with European Fund for the Balkans, ERSTE Foundation and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung organized the Civil Society Forum (CSF) of the Western Balkans Series, which took place in Tirana, from 26th to 28th of April 2017.... Read more
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    Presentation of the study "Monitoring of Berlin Process: from Paris to Trieste" at the Stocktaking Conference - Before the Trieste WB6 Summit
    11/04/2017
    The Forum for International Relations of the European Movement in Serbia and the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES - Belgrade) organized in Belgrade on 11th of April 2017 the Stocktaking Conference .. Read more
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    The International Conference “The Western Balkans in the European Union: Enlargement to what, accession to what?”
    05/04/2017
    On April 5, the international Conference “The Western Balkans in the European Union: Enlargement to what, accession to what?” took place in the aftermath of the 60th anniversary of the Rome Treaty... Read more
    The programme of the Conference can be consulted here.
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    Presentation of the study “Monitoring the Berlin Process: from Paris to Trieste” in the European Parliament
    30.03.2017
    On March 22, the Director of ShtetiWeb, Mr. Ardian Hackaj, co-author of the study “Monitoring the Berlin Process: from Paris to Trieste”, presented the results of the study in the European Parliament. The meeting was hosted by the Euro-Parliamentarians Tanja Fajon and Knut Fleckenstein. ... Read more
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