University Debates workshop – “Europe, whereto?”

MESA10, in cooperation with its partner, Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies in Belgrade (CEAS), launched the continuation of the project of innovative online debates between the university students from Serbia, Moldova, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro and Slovakia “Strengthening Democratic Values Among Youth”.

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Overview of the Fifth #BelgradeNATOWeek

16 November 2017

The fifth “jubilee” of the international conference, “Belgrade NATO Week” gathered more than 150 participants and high level speakers, including Tacan Ildem – Ambassador, NATO, Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy; Branimir Filipović – Ambassador, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia, Acting Assistant Foreign Minister for Security Policy; Benjamin Hodges – Commanding General U.S. Army Europe; Alessandro Minuto Rizzo – NATO Defense College Foundation Chair, former Deputy Secretary General NATO; Milan Mojsilović – General Major, Acting Deputy Minister of Defense Policy, Ministry of Defense of Serbia; Kristi Raik – The Finnish institute of International Affairs, coauthor, “A New Era of EU-NATO Cooperation”; Jelena Milić – Director of Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies, coauthor and editor, “BASIC INSTINCT – The Case for More NATO in The Western Balkans”; Stefano Stefanini – Nonresident Senior Fellow of the Brent Scowcroft Center for International Security, Atlantic Council USA; Giampaolo Di Paola – former Chair of the NATO Military Committee, former Minister of Defence of Italy, co-author, “GLOBSEC NATO Adaptation  Initiative”; and Robert Pszczel – Senior Officer for Russia and the Western Balkans, NATO Public Diplomacy Division.

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March 26th/April 7th, Dragan Stoiljković, CEAS Senior Project Manager, at the International Leadership Academy (IAF) 2017

Dragan Stoiljković, CEAS Senior Project Manager is selected as one of the participants at the International Leadership Academy (IAF) 2017, of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, situated at Gummersbach, Germany, on the theme „Strenghtening NGOs – winning support for ideas and their political implemetation“.

This event, hosted by Friedrich Naumann Foundation, aims to foster strenghtening of think tanks. During the course of the seminar, participants will continuously be engaged in two streams of learning: 1. A focus on the skills and knowledge required to build and grow robust, responsive and relevant NGOs and Think Tanks in their environments; 2. A focus on themselves, their own selfawareness, leadership and role in the organisation and team. This seminar will draw richly on creative and innovative facilitation methodologies, not only to support the learning of participants during the seminar, but also to provide participants with processes and ways through which they can support organisational learning and planning in their own organisations.

March 23/27 Anđa Petković, CEAS Project Manager at the CALD Youth Political Academy 2017

Anđa Petković, CEAS Project Manager is selected as one of the participants at the CALD (Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats) 2017 Youth Political Academy in Hong Kong. The Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats (CALD), in cooperation with the members of the Democratic Party of Hong Kong, will hold the CALD Youth Political Academy 2017 on 23-27 March 2017 in Hong Kong with the theme: “The 3Is of
Leadership: Imagine, Inspire, Innovate”. This event, supported by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) aims to: (i) train the members of the CALD Youth on the essential elements of leadership, particularly strategic visioning, effective communication and innovative and change management; (ii) institutionalize the CALD Youth Political Academy as the primary training program for member of the CALD Youth; (iii) broaden the network of CALD Youth by establishing contacts with other youth leadership in Asia; (iv) constitute the core group of CALD Youth members who can drive the organization forward; and (v) demonstrate support and solidarity to the Democratic Party of Hong Kong and its advocacies as the city-state
holds its Chief Executive elections.

March 23/25 Jelena Milić, CEAS Director at The German Marshall Fund's Brussels Forum

Center for Euro-Atlantic Studies (CEAS) Director Jelena Milić will participate at The German Marshall Fund's Brussels Forum March 23/25. The German Marshall Fund's Brussels Forum is an annual high-level meeting of the most influential North American and European political, corporate, and intellectual leaders to address pressing challenges currently facing both sides of the Atlantic. Participants include heads of state, senior officials from the European Union institutions and the member states, U.S. Cabinet officials, Congressional representatives, Parliamentarians, academics, and media. Among key speakers are: Prof. Walter Russell Mead, Editor-at-Large, American Interest; Dr. Karen Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States; Amb. Antony Blinken, Former Deputy Secretary of State, United States; The Hon. James Brainard, Mayor, City of Carmel, Indiana;
The Hon. Guy Verhofstadt, Member, European Parliament;Mr. Carl Bildt, Co-Chair, European Council on Foreign Relations;The Hon. Douglas Carswell, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom; Prof. Alfredo Alemanno, Professor of Law, HEC Paris;Ms. Ulrike Guerot, Director, Democracy Lab, European School of Governance;The Hon. Zdzislaw Krasnodenski, Member, European Parliament;The Hon. Marietje Schaake, Member, European Parliament; The Hon. John McCain, Member, U.S. Senate;The Hon. Didier Reynders, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Belgium, etc.