10 April 2013
Berlin Screening of ESI Croatia documentary at EFB Fellowship Programme in Berlin
Church Friedrichswerdersche, Berlin. Photo: flickr/Juliano Mattos
Church Friedrichswerdersche, Berlin. Photo: flickr/Juliano Mattos

ESI's deputy chairman Kristof Bender was invited to the introductory seminar of the fellowship programme for young government officials from the Western Balkans organised by the European Fund for the Balkans in Berlin and Potsdam from 5 to 16 April. The film, shown on 10 April, led to an interesting discussion about what Croatia's experience means for the remainder of the Western Balkans. The participants were overall rather optimistic about the enlargement prospects of the Western Balkans. Nearly all said they think that their respective country will become a EU member within the next 12 years.

Fifth edition of the EFB fellowship programme for young government officials from the Western Balkans

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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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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

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