Europeanisation meets democracy from below: The Western Balkans on the search for new European and democratic Momentum (WB2EU)

1st Ideas go public Lab – Panel Discussion: Moving forward or standing still? New momentum for the European future of Bosnia and Herzegovina, 30 June 2021, 17:00 – 18:00

The EU Enlargement is in dire need of new momentum, yet rule of law, justice and fundamental right reforms do not seem to be of utmost priority to the governments in the region. Is there a way to move forward and create new dynamics by seriously addressing these issues, or will insisting on reforms turn out to be a good excuse from both sides and a stumbling block for the European path of the region? Will Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Western Balkans continue to stand still in terms of EU integration or start to move forward? This discussion will take a closer look into the state of play of rule of law, judiciary and fundamental rights reforms in Bosnia and Herzegovina, both from the perspective of the EU, the wider region as well as from the citizens in the country.

Panel Discussion Livestream: June 30, 17:00-18:00h (CET)

Moving forward or standing still? New momentum for the European future of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Johann Sattler, Head of EU Delegation and Special Representative
(EUSR) in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Marko Savković, Executive Director of Belgrade Fund for the Political Excellence,
WB2EU network

Senada Šelo Šabić, Senior Research Associate, Institute for Development and International
Relations (IRMO), Croatia, WB2EU network

Emina Veljović, Executive Director, Aarhus Center in BiH


Sead Turčalo, Associate Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Sarajevo, WB2EU network

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