Continue to content

"Returning from violence: How to tackle the foreign fighters’ problem in the Western Balkans?”

Time: Thursday, April 26, 2018 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM Location: Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade - 1016 Budapest, 13-15. Bérc street, Hungary Map

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and Warsaw Institute for Strategic Initiatives have the pleasure to invite you to the conference entitled "Returning from violence:How to tackle the foreign fighters’ problem in the Western Balkans?”

The Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Slovak Foreign Policy Association, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy and Warsaw Institute for Strategic Initiatives have the pleasure to invite you to the conference entitled

"Returning from violence:
How to tackle the foreign fighters’ problem in the Western Balkans?”

to be held on 
26th April 2018 (Thursday) at 10.00

at the 
Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade
13-15. Bérc street, Budapest 1016

The event is public but registration is required.

Please register until noon on 25th April at our homepage

 

The discussion will be held in English.

Audio and video recording of the event is only allowed upon advance permission by the organizers.

 

Description: The conference is organized within the framework of the project entitled "Returning from violence: How to tackle the foreign fighters’ problem in the Western Balkans?” that is supported by the Standard Grant of the International Visegrad Fund. The project addressed the questions related to the foreign fighters’ phenomenon in the Western Balkans and how these countries manage the complex challenges related to this phenomenon. Beyond the project partners from the Visegrad countries the project involved experts from the whole region in order to provide them a possibility to present ideas from local perspective.

 

Agenda

9.30 – 10.00

Registration

10.00 – 10.10

Welcome remarks by Márton Schőberl, director, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade

10.10 – 10.20

Introductory remarks by Anna Orosz, researcher, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade

10.20 – 12.00

Panel 1 – Analyses of experts from the Visegrad countries

Christian Kvorning, research fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy, Prague

Tomáš Madleňák, researcher, Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Bratislava

Andrzej Kozłowski, expert, Warsaw Institute for Strategic Initiatives, Warsaw

Moderated by Peter Wagner, senior researcher, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Budapest

12.00 – 12.15

Coffee break

12.15 – 13.45

Panel 2 – Case studies from the Western Balkans (I)

Sanjin Hamidičević, Centre for Security Studies - BH, Sarajevo

Mentor Vrajolli, senior researcher, Kosovar Centre for Security Studies, Pristina

Redion Qirjazi, researcher, Institute for Democracy and Mediation, Tirana

Moderated by Anna Orosz, researcher, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade

13.45 – 14.00

Coffee break

14.00 – 15.30

Panel 3 – Case studies from the Western Balkans (II)

Marija Ignjatijević, researcher, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy, Belgrade

Stefanija Agrotova, teaching assistant, Marshall Center Republic of Macedonia - Alumni Association, Skopje

Milica Kovačević, president, Center for Democratic Transition, Podgorica (tbc)

Moderated by Anna Orosz, researcher, Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade

15.30 – 16.30

Reception

The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe.