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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 about the Berlin Process and its achievements and challenges ahead. The participants had the opportunity to get introduced with the main conclusions of the recent report launched by Cooperation and Development Institute “The Berlin Process 2014-2018”.

The forum was organized by Pro-Youth organization under the Erasmus+ Programme and had the general aim to discuss with youngsters about the perspective of Western Balkans countries following the launch of the new strategy of EU enlargement. The youngsters discussed about the main achievements of the Berlin Process on pushing forward the connectivity agenda for infrastructure, energy and the people-to-people connectivity. As other panelists discussed the Western Balkans Strategy 2018, the role of the Bulgarian Presidency and the role of Brexit, regional cooperation were emphasized as a powerful tool leading to resolving bilateral issues and enhancing the accession perspective of all the WB6 countries.

The participants of the Forum were youngsters who are attending an intensive training on participatory democracy at regional and European level within the framework of the Erasmus+ programme.