Conference day – 12 October 2012

09:00 – 10:30 Plenary Session I

“Illusions or Realities – New Strategies for the Western Balkans?” The European Union’s current enlargement process is taking place against widespread financial and economic crises affecting both the EU and the enlargement countries themselves. The crisis is additionally enhancing the scepticism about the Union’s future inside many of the EU member states and abroad. Once the crisis is over, the question remain
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11:00 – 12:30 Plenary Session II

“Future Forecast – Europe we wish for?” The second plenary sessions will focus on topics addressing Southeast Europe and the EU in relation to future global challenges. Our panellists will present their forecasts through three interconnected perspectives – those of Europe, the EU, and Croatia, as the next EU member state. What are the biggest issues that Europe has to deal with in order to provide a safe future for i
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14:00 – 15:30 Plenary Session III

“New ways of creating policy – Bridging the gap between researchers and policy makers” This panel is focused on theoretical and practical contributions in building connections between evidence based research and policy for more effective policy decisions. EFB Community Network is bringing together researchers and decision makers from throughout the region offering them a unique opportunity to network among hund
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15:30 – 16:00 Networking Break

“Driven by Optimism – Engines of Change in the Balkans“ And now you have an opportunity to meet them in person!
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17:15 – 18:30 Parallel Sessions

Many innovations brought by technology have significant effects in the way we live our everyday lives, organize ourselves, share information and react to events that are happening in our societies. The internet allows those who are connected not only to be receivers but constant generators of information as well. By turning us from passive receivers of information to active producers, sharers and creators of content,
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20:00 – 21:30 Night Owl – Auction Sessions

Show us what you got! These sessions are dedicated to you as speakers and moderators. If you wish to discuss topics of particular interest to you, this is right time to do so. Discussions, roundtables, workshops and other formats with EU and WB related topics are welcome! Three sessions were selected by the EFB selection committee to be presented during the Night Owl Sessions. They will take place consecutively so yo
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