Sarajevo, 17-19 December 2015 -- The Regional Cooperation Council organised a constructive meeting for representatives of Civil Society as well a workshop for journalists of the region, looking ahead to the new year, and CDRSEE’s Michaela Zervidou was there to present the Center's current projects as well as ideas for 2016.
A recurring topic of the conference, titled "End of a tough year, what will 2016 be like?", was the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe, such as the effects on the region and how people can cope with those effects.
Additionally, a panel discussed a number of EU reports and the progress in the EU accession process of the pre-selected countries. Civil Society Organisations were key participants in the conference, especially in the segment on improving the investment climate in the region. Their representatives stated that they will continue efforts to increase their role and impact on the public.
The event gave the opportunity for better networking among the participants as well as a promise for improved future communication and cooperation.