London Western Balkans Summit

Event date
July 10, 2018
United Kingdom
Short description

The Western Balkans Process – also known as the Berlin Process – is a joint initiative of 13 European countries and the European Commission. It supports the efforts to integrate the region into the European Union and foster regional cooperation. The Process covers areas such as resolution of bilateral disputes, endorsement of rule of law, connectivity and economic development as well as strengthening the cooperation in education, science (research and innovation) and inter-societal dialogue. The upcoming Summit is expected to be held on July 10, 2018 inLondon.



On invitation of the German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel, the launching summit of the Western Balkans Process on the level of heads and state and government was held on 28 August 2014 in Berlin. The following summits were held on 27 August 2015 in Vienna (Austria) and on 4 July 2016 in Paris (France). The 4th Western Balkans Summit convenes on 12 July 2017 in Trieste (Italy), with the United Kingdom planning to host the 2018 summit.

14 parties are currently involved in the Process: Albania, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, France, Germany, Italy, Kosovo*, FYRo Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia and the United Kingdom as well as the European Commission.

Source and further information about the Berlin Process and in particular Joint Science Conference in this framework:  WBP - Joint Science Conference. You are invited to check also selection of the articles related to Berlin Process / Joint Science Conference so far.

Geographical focus
  • Western Balkans
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin on December 29, 2017
Modified on December 29, 2017