The First Regional Thematic Network Forum and Annual Conference of the Balkan Network for Local Democracy will be organised on 26 and 27 February 2019 in Tirana.
This event will be a studious gathering of representatives of the civil sector and youth from the Western Balkans and Turkey in order to engage discussion on the key reforms needed in the region to further the EU integration processes.
The panel discussions will feature presentations and debates on key issues such as rule of law, fundamental rights, social policy and employment and public administration reform. The focus will be put on youth policies and bringing the EU integration process closer to youth.
The Conference will bring together participants from the civil society organisations, the public and the business sector in order to showcase and share good local practices on implementation and monitoring of reforms.
This event will be an opportunity to capitalise on efforts and established partnerships on regional level to recognise the EU reform processes as a joint responsibility for a better future.
The Regional Thematic Network Forum and the Annual Conference is organised by Youth Act Albania, in the framework of the project “Regional youth compact for Europe” implemented by the Center for Democracy Foundation, Balkan Network for Local Democracy, CRTA, Youth Act and Sodem. This project is funded by the European Union and the Balkan Trust for Democracy, a project of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.