This Policy Brief was prepared for the Symposium on “16+1 Cooperation” in Synergy with the “Belt Road” Initiative”, organized by Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing 25 June – 1 July 2017.
The current text is an updated and adapted version of March 2018 for publication under the Berlin Process Series. The Berlin Process Series is an initiative started by Cooperation and Development Institute, in November 2015, in Tirana, and supported by Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Hanns Seidel Foundation.
It consists in:
a) Research on the Berlin process and its priority areas;
b) monitoring of progress in Connectivity Agenda and in WB6
Regional Cooperation; and
c) Annual conference on the Berlin process”, followed by publication of conference proceedings.