This is a closed round table and participation is only by invitation.

The Western Balkans towards EU integration: what are the prospects and main challenges?

After a rather long period of enlargement fatigue, the European Commission adopted, in February 2018, a strategy for the Western Balkans, which confirms the European future of the region, sets a target date of 2025 for the accession of Serbia and Montenegro and establishes an Action Plan that aims to strengthen the rule of law, increase the socio-economic development, and support reconciliation and good neighborly relations. In April 2018, the Commission proposed the opening of accession negotiations with the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Albania.  Nevertheless, important challenges like security, migration, neighborly disputes, and structural economic weaknesses are still faced by all countries of the region.

Vocal Europe invites you to an expert roundtable with excellent speakers on 19 June 2018 to discuss the key topics surrounding the accession process, as well as the implications that EU association holds for a region that is increasingly seen as a geopolitical target by other powerful players.

We would be delighted if you were to accept this invitation and look forward to hearing from you shortly. We remain at your disposal for any further information.

Please confirm your attendance latest by 17th of June 2018 by sending an e-mail to

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Dtate & Time


10:30 - 12:30


Rue de la Science 14B, 1040 Brussels

0032 02 588 00 14