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EFB 10th ANNIVERSARY EVENT - Belgrade, April 16 - 17, 2018

PROGRAM
Monday, April 16 (Venue: Yugoslav Film Archive; Uzun Mirkova 1)

Master of Ceremonies of the Event: Peter Hopwood, Hopwood Comunications

17:00 – 17:45 Welcome coffee&Registration

18:00 – 18.30 Welcome/EFB past and future


Welcome note:
Hedvig Morvai, European Fund for the Balkans
Speakers:
Sandra Breka, Robert Bosch Stiftung
Gerrit Rauws, King Baudouin Foundation
Boris Marte, ERSTE Stiftung

18:30 – 18:45 Key note speech


Nikola Dimitrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia

18:45 – 19:00 Launch of the “Declaration of a European Balkan Partnership”


Impulse by:
Igor Bandovic, European Fund for the Balkans
Srdjan Majstorovic, The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group
Florian Bieber, The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group / Centre for
Southeast European Studies of the University of Graz

19:00 – 20:00 Panel discussion: Time for a New European Balkan Partnership
Moderator: Ivan Vejvoda, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)
Speakers:
Sonja Licht, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence
Erhard Busek, Former Vice Chancellor of Austria
Hannes Swoboda, Ex-Vice President of European Parliament
Goran Svilanovic, Regional Cooperation Council
Remzi Lani, The Albanian Media Institute
Srdjan Cvijic, Open Society European Policy Institute
Peter Grk, Bled Strategic Forum
Vesna Pusic, Member of the Croatian Parliament
Marika Djolai, The Balkans in Europe Policy Advisory Group
Kristof Bender, European Stability Initiative

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20:00 – 20:30 “Balkan Connect 2018” Hackathon Hyper Talks
Special impuls by: Marko Rakar, Hackathons Jury Coordinator / MRAK Services
With hackathon winners:
Team Sarajevo (Dejan Andjelic, Dejan Cancar, Bojan Suknovic, Nikola Crnogorac,
Miljan Sikimic)
Team Belgrade (Kosta Zivanovic, Aleksandra Urosevic, David Stojanov)
Team Skopje (Darko Malinovski, Vlora Recica, Angel Mojsovski, Tamara Dimitrova)
Team Prishtina (Anesa Colakovic, Hysein Danati, Adnan Mulliqi)

20:30 – 21:30 Reception

Tuesday, April 17 (Venue: Yugoslav Film Archive; Uzun Mirkova 1)

09:00 – 09:30 Networking coffee

09:30 – 09:45 Setting the scene


Hedvig Morvai, European Fund for the Balkans

09:45 – 10:45 Panel: The New European Project


Moderator: Nenad Sebek, Journalist
Speakers:
Axel Sotiris Wallden, (former) European Commission
Judy Dempsey, Carnegie Europe
Ivan Vejvoda, Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)
Vessela Tcherneva, European Council on Foreign Relations
Dane Taleski, Cabinet of the Prime Minister, Republic of Macedonia

10:45 – 11:30 Coffee with….. /Cluster discussions


Discussion hosts:
Fabrice de Kerchove, King Baudouin Foundation / Young People and Islamic
Radicalisation in Europe
Franz Karl Prueller, ERSTE Foundation / Financial Inclusion and Social Impact
Investment: Strategies for Social Inclusion in the Western Balkans?
Atje Drexler, Robert Bosch Stiftung / The Shrinking Space for Civil Society
Milos Popovic, United Nations / Any space for us? Perspectives of the youth in the
Balkans
Ana Babovic, Leading Change Network / We will either find a way, or we make one
Ana Angelovska, National Democratic Institute / Sex & Politics

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Vesna Bajsanski Agic, Mozaik Foudation / Youth Social Entrepreneurship in the
Balkans
Filip Nelkovski, Alimentos LTD / Active citizenship and Green Solutions
Vuk Cosic, European Capital of Culture Rijeka 2020 / How to become EU members
and maintain our juicy identity?

11:30 – 13:00 Future panel: Future of Democracy, Future of Leadership, Future of Social Change
Moderator: Nathan Koeshall, Catalyst Balkans
Speakers:
Joan Hoey, The Economist Intelligence Unit
Vedran Dzihic, Center of Advanced Studies - Southeastern Europe
Rosa Balfour, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
Gerrit Rauws, King Baudouin Foundation
Daniel Kennedy, „0.“ (founder)
Una Bejtovic, Bejtovic Communications
Milan Tankosic, U.S. Alumni Community of Croatia - USACC
Marko Rakar, MRAK Services
Marko Gregovic, BRODOTO

13:00 – 14:00 Balkan Fusion Lunch


With the Chefs:
Slobodan Radeta, Il Primo
Vanja Puskar, Iris New Balkan Cuisine

14:00 – 15:00 Panel discussion: Reflections from our Vicinities


Moderator: Zvezdana Kovac, The Center for Democracy and Reconcilation in
Southeast Europe
Speakers:
Daniela Urem, Creative Cultural Alliance (CCA)
Aleksandar Trifunovic, BUKA Magazin
Tringa Siqeca, DokuFest
Milena Bogavac, Spotlight theater

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee break

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15:15 – 17:15 “EFB Talks”
Speakers:
Iskren Krusteff, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
Andzrej Pyrka, Independent consultant
Ana Babovic, Leading Change Network
Michela Magas, Music Tech Fest
David Batstone, University of San Francisco
Regina Joseph, Superforecaster
Dunja Pejic, Entrepreneur in attempt, Organic Farm "Salatica"
Bozhidar Bozhanov, LogSentinel

17:15 – 19:00 Speed dating and EFB Party

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