Kako izgleda borba za zdravu životnu sredinu u zarobljenoj državi
Zašto je u Srbiji prvenstveno problem vladavina prava, a potom životna sredina, i u kakvoj su vezi ova dva problema? Da li je pitanje zaštite životne sredine u Srbiji u našim rukama? "Životna sredina u Srbiji je talac korupcije," kaže gost prve epizode naše nove podkast kategorije "MladiRini podkast". To je Mirko Popović, programski direktor Regulatornog instituta za obnovljivu energiju i životnu sredinu (RERI), koji pruža podršku i obezbeđuje pravnu zaštitu pojedincima, grupama i pravnim licima čije je pravo na zdravu i očuvanu životnu sredinu neposredno ugroženo. Više o njihovom radu pronađite ovde: www.reri.org.rs MladiRini je nova regionalna platforma za komunikaciju, angažovanje i rad sa mladima. Glavni cilj platforme je razumevanje, uključivanje i zagovaranje za ideje i mišljenja mladih na velikoj sceni. Svakog četvrtka, razgovaraćemo sa stručnjacima u oblasti informacionih tehnologija, zaštite životne sredine, demokratije i vladavine prava, o tome kako uključiti mlade u ova pitanja. Za više informacija o našem radu, posetite: www.mladirini.org
Corrosive Capital, Environment & External Actors: Assessing the Western Balkans
The issues of corruption, the rise of external actors, and environmental neglect are becoming increasingly present in the Western Balkans. We are joined by Tena Prelec, a research fellow at Oxford University, a research associate at the LSE, and a member of BiEPAG, with whom we talk about whether and how all of these issues are interconnected.
Imperatives for the Biden Administration: What can the US, the World, and Serbia Expect?
Our guest was Mr John Allen, a retired four-star general and the President of the Brookings Institution, one of the most influential think tanks in the world. Although the outgoing President Trump continues to claim that the US elections were rigged, President-elect Joe Biden prepares to take his position in the White House, with the aim to diminish divisions in the US. As the world and Europe have high hopes for the Biden administration, we discussed what can be expected in the next four years.
Work-life balance in the EU – Benefits of becoming a member state
Armenia and Azerbaijan at the same table: an attempt to approach opposing positions
A conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the Nagorno Karabakh, a territory which is internationally recognised as part of Azerbaijan, but de facto ruled by the Armenian majority living there, re-erupted a couple of days ago. In order to get the full picture of what is happening on the ground, and to see what can Europe to prevent the conflict from escalating, we have invited two prominent experts, one from Armenia and the other from Azerbaijan. Discussants: Benyamin Poghosyan - Chairman of the Centre for Political and Economic Strategic Studies in Yerevan - Former director of the Institute for National Strategic Studies at the Armenian Ministry of Defence - Graduated at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy Anar Jahangirli - Consultant in public affairs and communication - Former diplomat from Azerbaijan, with the focus on NK - Graduated at Harvard
Winds of change in Montenegro: What to expect in the next period?
En route to a better public administration: Why bottom-up pressure is necessary
Welcome to the first episode of the WeBER podcast series of European Talks podcast, a new communication tool in the regional WeBER initiative context. Each podcast episode will be devised around a relevant public administration reform and civil society related topic in the region. With this series, we mainly target civil society, experts, government officials and external interested audience (rather than public). Highly conversational in nature, it is available in video format on WeBER portal - www.par-monitor.org. In the first episode, our guest is Gregor Virant, Head of SIGMA (Support for Improvement in Governance and Management, a joint initiative of the OECD and the EU, principally financed by the EU), and former Minister of Public Administration of Slovenia. Milena Lazarević, an expert on this topic, of the European Policy Centre - CEP Programme Director and WeBER initiative Team Leader, talked with him about the SIGMA principles of public administration, the WeBER initiative and why civil society must monitor and involve in the public administration reform process. Useful links: www.sigmaweb.org www.par-monitor.org www.europeanpolicy.org
Advancing Albania’s road to EU: Side with agendas and ambitions
In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Council of the EU gave the green light to the opening of accession talks with Albania. What are the expectations regarding the next steps, given the current pandemic restrictions? Can the revised enlargement methodology lead to a more effective accession process? What is the current political climate in this country? In this episode, we talked to Gjergji Vurmo, programme director of Institute for Democracy and Mediation - IDM, Tirana-based think tank.
What does the future of EU accession process hold? The case of North Macedonia
In this episode, we talked about the current political situation in North Macedonia, EU sentiments of its citizens, and about the strengths and risks of the revised accession methodology for the Western Balkans. Our guest is Dr Simonida Kacarska, director of the European Policy Institute - EPI in Skopje, North Macedonia.
EP remains engaged in fostering democracy in the Western Balkans
A few days ago, elections were held in Serbia, in which the ruling party won a convincing victory. These elections were boycotted by part of the opposition. With our dear guest, Vladimír Bilčík, member of the European Parliament and its rapporteur for Serbia, we talked about the election results, relations between the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans, and regional relations, especially the turbulence between Montenegro and Serbia, and how this affects the EU accession process.