- November 23, 2022
- November 24, 2022
On November 23-24, 2022, the Aspen Institute Germany will host its annual Working Group Western Balkans in Berlin in conclusion of its Western Balkans Program 2022. The goal of this working group is to develop concrete policy recommendations as a result of the issues discussed throughout the Aspen Western Balkans conferences this year. The working group consists of one high-level government representative from the Western Balkans Six, selected experts as well as representatives from the EU, the German Government and Bundestag. With no more than 20 participants, the goal is to have an off-the-record, in-depth debate on the current state of EU integration.
The key topics during the Aspen Germany conferences in 2022 included democratization and the role of parliaments as well as the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans. Moreover, the working group will take stock of the current situation in the EU integration process of the Western Balkan countries. The envisaged working group aims to identify the next steps that should be taken by Western Balkans, German, and EU decision-makers and to develop concrete policy recommendations.