#EU4Balkan debates: Digital cross-border video conferencing

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Brussels, Belgium
On 21 April 2021, DG REGIO and DG NEAR team up with Balkan Trafik! festival in 6 debates focussing on IPA III related topics: ‘Freedom of Expression’, ‘Environment’, ‘Inclusion’ and ‘Youth’.

Since 14 years, Member States and enlargement countries have been cooperating through Interreg IPA-CBC (cross-border cooperation) programmes, supporting the EU accession process, removing obstacles in cross-border regions, promoting joint actions, sharing cultures and bringing citizens closer to each other. Balkan Trafik! has been celebrating the richness of Balkan cultures almost as long for the past 15 years in various artistic ways. Therefore, it was about time to bring the Interreg flavour to this platform and to cherish the contribution of Interreg IPA-CBC to the Western Balkans with its audience.

DG REGIO, co-organising 5 of the 6 debates, will create a narrative about Interreg IPA-CBC programmes’ support under EU policies, concrete achievements, especially vis-à-vis and with the candidate and potential candidate countries from the Western Balkans.
For a full day, the debates will digitally connect Brussels, Istanbul, Belgrade, Skopje, Tirana, Pristhina, Bucharest and Sarajevo through their European, regional and municipal representatives, Young European Ambassadors and representatives from the programmes.

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European Commission and Balkan Trafik!



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Registration Information : https://www.balkantrafik.com/activities/digital-crossborder-debates/

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