A New European Moment? Linking South East Europe Into The European Union

688th Wilton Park Conference
Wiston House
Monday 14 October – Wednesday 16 October 2002



In association with the European Stability Initiative's Lessons Learned And Analysis Unit

With the assistance of the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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MONDAY 14 OCTOBER

 

1500-1515

1

CONFERENCE OPENING
Aims and methods

Chris LANGDON
Associate Director, Wilton Park

 

1515-1645

2

STATE OF SOUTH EAST EUROPE - OVERVIEW

Gerald KNAUS
Director, ESI Lessons Learned and Analysis Unit, Pristina and Berlin

Alex RONDOS
Director General for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Adviser to the Greek Foreign Minister, Athens

 

1715-1845

3

ROAD TO NOWHERE? A DECADE OF ECONOMIC CHANGE IN SE EUROPE AND PROSPECTS FOR THE FUTURE

Michael PALAIRET
Reader in Economic History, University of Edinburgh

Vladimir GLIGOROV
Senior Researcher, WIIW (Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies), Vienna

 

1900

 

CONFERENCE RECEPTION

 

1930

 

DINNER

 

TUESDAY 15 OCTOBER

 

0915-0930

 

0930-1100

4

 

 

OVERVIEW

 

THE USES OF INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE

Andrew BEARPARK
Deputy Special Representative to the Secretary General, UNMIK, Pristina

 

1130-1300

5

EU POLICY TOWARDS SOUTH EAST EUROPE: 2004 AND BEYOND

Reinhard PRIEBE
Director, W Balkans DG Relex, European Commission, Brussels

Spyros ECONOMIDES
London School of Economics and International Institute for Strategic Studies, London

Alex RONDOS  (Chair)

 

 

1430-1615

 

6

 

THE WESTERN BALKANS AND THE EVOLVING EU FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY

Stefan LEHNE
Director, Directorate General for External and Politico-Military Affairs, Council of the EU, Brussels

Carl BILDT
Former Swedish Prime Minister and UN Special Envoy for the Balkans.

 

1630-1800

7

PARALLEL DISCUSSION GROUPS 1

INTERNATIONAL POLICY: APPLYING LESSONS LEARNED

  • BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

    Edward LLEWELLYN
    Head of Political Department, Office of the High Representative, Sarajevo.

    Chair: Marcus COX
    General Editor, ESI, Sarajevo

  • KOSOVO

    Roy DICKINSON
    European Union Pillar of UNMIK in Pristina
    European Commission Brussels

    Chair: Verena KNAUS
    Analyst, Lessons Learned and Analysis Unit, EU Pillar, UNMIK, Kosovo

 

1830-2000

8

 PARALLEL DISCUSSION GROUPS 2

 INTERNATIONAL POLICY: APPLYING LESSONS LEARNED

  • FRY MACEDONIA

    Helene HOLM PEDERSEN
    Former Chef de Cabinet, EU Special Envoy Skopje. Council of the EU

    Chair: Kristof BENDER
    Senior Analyst, ESI, Skopje

  • SERBIA

    Ivan VEJVODA
    Foreign Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Serbia.

    Frances ABOUZEID
    Public Information Specialist, USAID/Office of Transition, Belgrade

2030

 

DINNER

 

WEDNESDAY 16 OCTOBER

 

0900-0930

 

0930-1115

9

OVERVIEW & DISCUSSION GROUP REPORT BACK

 

LESSONS FROM ASSISTANCE –BUILDING DEMOCRACIES, BUILDING MARKETS

Tom CAROTHERS
Senior Associate and Director of the Democracy and Rule of Law Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC

David ELLERMAN
Economic Adviser to the Chief Economist, World Bank, Washington DC

Ivan KRASTEV (Chair)
Chairman of the Board and Research Director at the Centre for Liberal Stategies, Sofia

 

1145-1315

10

ASSISTANCE AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT 

LESSONS FROM EUROPEAN UNION MEMBER STATES  (Greece, UK)

Ilias PLASKOVITIS
Secretary-General for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens

Mike TODD
Director of Communications, MarketingManchester and former EU Spokesperson, Pristina

 

1530-1600

 

 

 

11

SOUTH EAST EUROPE: TAKING POLICY FORWARD –NEXT KEY STEPS

Kim TRAAVIK
State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Oslo

 

1600-1730

12

PANEL DISCUSSION:

HOW CAN WE BUILD A CONSENSUS FOR CONTINUED ENGAGEMENT IN SEE: "BALKANS 2004"?

Ivan KRASTEV
Chairman of the Board and Research Director at the Centre for Liberal Stategies, Sofia

Judy DEMPSEY
Diplomatic Correspondent, Financial Times, Brussels

Minna JÄRVENPÄÄ
Adviser to Michael Steiner, UNMIK, Pristina

Misha GLENNY (chair)
Director SEE Change, Brighton

 

1800-1900

 

 

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION:

POLICY CONCLUSIONS

Co-Chairs
Gerald KNAUS

Director ESI and LLA, Berlin & Pristina

Chris LANGDON
Associate Director, Wilton Park

 

2000

 

CONFERENCE DINNER

 

THURSDAY 17 OCTOBER

 

0900

 

 

Participants Depart



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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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