Western Balkan Policy Dialogue: Investments, Jobs and Integration

Event date
June 29, 2016
Short description

The Policy Dialogue on investments, jobs and integration in Western Balkans will take place in Vienna on 29th of June 2016.


The Policy Dialogue should, provide a possibility for an exchange of views and open discussion between researchers, government experts and policy makers as well as national, regional and international stakeholders. Therefore, policy makers from the region, experts from multilateral organizations and academic institutions are invited to discuss their views of major policy challenges, best practices and the potential for improving policy coordination.

The format of the dialogue is designed to encourage an open discussion. Each session will start with brief statements (10 min.) of appointed discussants, followed by a plenary discussion.

wiiw, will supply two background notes. The first will summarise recent research within the framework of the GDN SEE project on ‘Catching Up and Falling Behind in the Balkans’, which would provide for general background on developmental challenges in the Balkans. A second policy note on ‘Infrastructure Investment and Competitiveness in the Balkans’, which will summarise the outcomes of two studies that were conducted by wiiw for the German and Austrian governments in the wake of the Berlin Process and which should set the stage for the policy dialogue.

Please find more information and agenda attached below.

Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
Event type
  • Conference in EU/international

Entry created by Ines Marinkovic on June 21, 2016
Modified on June 21, 2016