Co-organisers: the Department of Political Science and International Relations of the University of the Peloponnese, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group (BiEPAG)

Agenda

10:00-10:45 Welcoming remarks
Aleksandra Tomanić, Executive Director, European Fund for the Balkans
Presentation of the Book “The Western Balkans in the World. Linkages and Relations with Non-Western Countries

Florian Bieber, Professor, Centre for the Southeast European Studies, University of Graz

Presentation of the Policy Brief “The Western Balkans as a Geopolitical Chessboard? Myths, Realities and Policy Options

Nikolaos Tzifakis, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese

10:45-12:00 Panel: The Role of External Actors in the Western Balkans
Chair: Ioannis Armakolas, Assistant Professor, Department of Balkan, Slavic and Oriental Studies, University of Macedonia and Senior Research Fellow, ELIAMEP
Russia Dušan Reljić, Head of Brussels Office, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
China Plamen Tonchev, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of International Economic Relations, Athens
Turkey Antonis Klapsis, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of the Peloponnese
Discussant: Srđan Majstorović, Chairman of Governing Board, European Policy Centre (CEP), Belgrade and member of BiEPAG