To celebrate five years of activity in the Balkans, the Association of European Border Regions (AEBR) and the Central European Service for Cross-Border Initiatives (CESCI) organised a conference on 16 December 2020. With the title Functional cross-border regions as engines of EU integration of the Western Balkans, the online event saw the participation of many speakers representing key actors in the region: European and local institutions and organisations, but also experts from various think tanks.
The successful endeavour of AEBR’s and CESCI’s offices in the Balkans has been honoured by recounting the story on how AEBR and CESCI started their initiatives, outlining their natural collaboration in the area.
Technical insights on how functional regions and integrated cross-border cooperation can be useful means to build trust and capacity in this region have been offered by the many experts.
The event is supported by the Council of Europe, Centre of Expertise for Good Governance.Back to overview