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Profile of registrant

East West Bridge

Identification number in the register: 060628312100-47
Registration date: 21/10/13 12:55:39

The information on this organisation was last modified on 21/10/13 12:58:15
The date of the last annual update was 21/10/13 12:55:39

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: East West Bridge
Acronym: EWB
Legal status: yes, association
Website address:


Section: IV - Think tanks, research and academic institutions
and more precisely: Think tanks and research institutions

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Jovan Kovacic
Position: President

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Jovan Kovacic
Position: President

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 6 Vladimira Popovica 
Belgrade 11000
Telephone number: (+38163) 611876
Fax number: (+38111) 3623111
Other contact information: A Belgrade-based think tank and pressure group that now has expanded to scores of countries world wide and membership over 100 people, closely cooperating with the Trilateral Commission and manu other influential organizations

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: East West Bridge is an independent scientific and research society which in cooperation with other regional and worldwide institutes and think-tanks adopts guidelines for development of the individual, state and society. Some of its primary tasks is to help pin-point, draw-up and implement necessary reforms that pave Serbia’s and other countries’ arduous road towards the EU membership; promote an all-encompassing, open and frank dialogue on all burning issues hampering the region’s development; help boost the economies, standard of living, education, welfare and health-care; speed up the overall rapprochement in the region and the consolidation of binding political, economic, cultural and other ties among SEE countries. In fostering cooperation or rapprochement among countries, EWB’s primary idea is to build up on issues that are common or undisputable and leave the differences for a later date when relations development prompted trust-building has borne fruit.

It was established in 2009 by a group of Serbian experts to serve both the domestic and international audiences as a beacon while Serbia stood buffeted by the painful transitional period, the world economic crises and loss of territory. It was a time when the region still lacked qualitative dialogue, mistrust was still high and non-partisan and objective assessments and analyses were a rare commodity. EWB, which fosters no political ambitions but aims to assert itself as policy "quality control" watch dog, had been set up to fill that void and give voice to hundreds of non-affiliated experts from the region and serve as an independent umbrella for much-needed divergent empirical research and discussion. The original “Founding Fathers” Serbian group was soon joined by experts and enthusiasts from world-over, making EWB a truly international organization
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • global

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 60
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Helping Serbia and other SEE countries on their road to EU membership

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Climate Action
  • Communication
  • Culture
  • Development
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Energy
  • Enlargement
  • External Relations
  • Foreign and Security Policy and Defence
  • Home Affairs
  • Humanitarian Aid
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Transport


Total number of members that are natural persons: 60
Number of member organisations:
Member organisations (Number of members) :
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Trilateral Commission

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2013 - 10/2013
Total budget: 35,000
of which public financing: 25,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement:
- Grants:
- from national sources: 25,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources: 10,000
- donations: 10,000
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.