EU-Western Balkans Summit – breaking the social stalemate: women, youth and justice

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As Russia’s war in Ukraine drags on and soon enters its second year, geopolitical struggles remain at the top of Europe’s agenda and underpin the EU-Western Balkans policy checklist — to the extent that social issues at the regional and domestic levels are critically sidelined. Urgent questions of depopulation and migration, gender inequality, climate change and democratic backsliding still burden the Western Balkans — against limited political (re)action. At the risk of these consequences becoming irreversible, civil society forces, youth activists and social movements fight from the margins to keep these issues high on the priority list and to seek accountability from their decision-makers. During this year’s summit, we have the opportunity to reflect on the most pressing social challenges, risks and uncertainties the region has experienced in 2023 and to identify the prospects of overcoming them through a set of policy recommendations.

This event will take place in Brussels and on an online platform upon registration. It will also be available to a wider audience via livestream. Follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram or Facebook, and join the #BalkansSummit discussion!


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Welcome and registration
SESSION I – Youth hybrid roundtable: young Balkan voices
Lunch
SESSION II – Launch of the final report of the Working Group on women’s economic empowerment in the Western Balkans
Coffee break
SESSION III – Shared Justice: from idea to reality
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