29.04.2022

Western Balkans Manifesto for the Future of Europe

The Conference on the Future of Europe nears its formal end, but the debates around the European project, about its future deepening and widening, will certainly go on. To contribute to this reflection and broaden its scope, the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Dialogue Southeast Europe and the Austro-French Center for Rapprochement in Europe launched in 2020 the initiative “Western Balkans Perspectives on the Future of Europe”.

Its most concrete outcome is this Manifesto, a document drawing the contours of a vision from the Western Balkans for the future of Europe.

The Manifesto draws on the participation of two hundred citizens from the Western Balkans in a series of workshops and deliberation work steered in the past two years by a group of 12 experts from the region, with the involvement of a broad spectrum of civil society representatives.

It gathers the aspirations of citizens from the Western Balkans and channels key recommendations on how to shape a forward-looking Europe that looks beyond immediate threats and resolvedly sets its course amidst mushrooming challenges. It also sheds light on Western Balkans’ contribution to the making of a stronger Europe.

We are proud to finally share it with you, you can now download the Manifesto.

We hope that the Manifesto will be timely and relevant to your work. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any comments or feedback.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung
Dialogue Southeast Europe

Kupreška 20, 71000 Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina

+387 33 711 540
+387 33 711 541
info(at)fes-soe.org

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