This non-paper is prepared in the wake of the conference “From Paris to Rome: Perspectives from Albania on Regional Cooperation – Fall 2016”.
The Berlin process remains a thinly documented development. There are very few official documents, studies, assessments that offer a comprehensive view on this extremely important initiative. Against this setting, CDI / ShtetiWeb, in partnership with Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Hanns Seidel Foundation and Konrad Adenauer Foundation, aims to cover this gap.
The methodology of CDI / ShtetiWeb work is based on the identification, and subsequent analysis and assessment of: a) official declarations, joint statements, public speeches, political statements, and press releases of the main EU and WB6 institutional actors; b) related impact and developments in Albania and in Western Balkans region; completed with, c) semi- structured interviews with beneficiaries and implementing stakeholders. The research phase is followed by conference – as a public debating platform- with stakeholders organised in autumn of every year. The proceedings of the Conference complete the research results and are published in the form of a Monitoring Report.