Dr. Giorgos Triantafyllou, Research Fellow the South-East Europe Programme of ELIAMEP, was invited to participate at the 8th Belgrade Security Forum (Belgrade, 17-19/10/2018).

Launched in 2011, the Belgrade Security Forum (BSF) has rapidly become one of the most vibrant regional initiatives in security dialogue, becoming a milestone annual event where key actors meet and discuss foreign affairs and security policy in Balkans and Europe. Hosted by three partner civil society organizations – the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence, the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and the European Movement in Serbia – the Forum provides a place where Balkan policy- and opinion-makers, as well as members of the academic community and civil society, meet with their counterparts from other parts of the world in order to exchange views on pressing security issues of the day.

Dr. Triantafyllou participated in a Forum’s session organized in partnership with Open Society Foundation, with the title “Balkans 2025: What kind of Future can we expect?”. The session’s discussion evolved around the EU Enlargement Strategy for the Western Balkans, with references to particular developments and persisting issues of individual Balkan countries. Dr. Triantafyllou presented the main findings of his most recent paper “Statehood without an army: the question of the Kosovo Armed Force”, which was published at the journal on Southeast European and Black Sea Studies.

The complete Agenda of the 8th Belgrade Security Forum can be found here: http://www.belgradeforum.org/event-agenda/

A brief summary of Dr. Triantafyllou’s participation can be found here: http://www.belgradeforum.org/think-tanker-agree-civil-society-should-be-more-included/

The publication of Dr. Triantafyllou can be found here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14683857.2018.1474578