[Event Announcement] What is ‘malign’ about external influence in the Western Balkans? Unpacking the role of non-Western powers

We would like to cordially invite you to two online debates covering the influence of foreign actors in the Western Balkans. The events will present and discuss the findings of the studies written within the framework of the 18-month long project “Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Ways Forward in Analyzing External Actors' Influence” led by the Prague Security Studies Institute.

The project incorporates fifteen in-depth studies that go beyond existing research on the issue and thus contribute to a better understanding of various aspects and mechanisms of foreign presences in the Western Balkans, particularly Russian, Chinese and Turkish.

The debates aim to elaborate on the project’s most important findings and will focus on two cross-cutting issues, identified as crucial for the debate on external actors' presence in the region:
Debate 1: "Pleading for European integration, but welcoming non-European influence? Domestic demand for non-European external influence in the Western Balkans".
It will focus on the previously neglected area of domestic responses and the ‘reception side’ of external influences in the Western Balkan countries, which is shown to be a key element of the puzzle.
  • Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 18:00 CET
  • Click HERE to register and follow a Facebook event for more details.

Debate 2: "What is ‘malign’ about external influence in the Western Balkans? Unpacking the role of non-Western powers".
It will explore the essential question of to what extent non-Western engagements are harmful to the region, going beyond the simple dichotomy between 'bad' influence of Eastern powers and 'good' dominance of the West in the region.
  • Monday, March 15, 2021 at 18:00 CET
  • Click HERE to register and follow a Facebook event for more details.

To find more about and access the analytical studies, which will be discussed during the events, follow this link!

     

ABOUT THE PROJECT

The second wave of the WBC project seeks to bring in-depth analyses into various aspects and mechanisms of external actors' influence in the Western Balkans, specifically focusing on Russian, Chinese or Turkish engagements. See more on the website!

 
     

PROJECT OUTPUTS

See all our publications at:
balkancrossroads.com

Website: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N3-NRoYrT-W9X2kwiKkybA
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 28)
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary

Entry created by Admin WBC-RTI.info on February 28, 2021
Modified on February 28, 2021