On 31 October and 1 November ESI's deputy chairman Kristof Bender attended a research workshop on "EU Enlargement Strategy in the Western Balkans: Effects on the Rule of Law" hosted by Frank Schimmelfennig, Professor of European Politics and member of the Center for Comparative and International Studies at the ETH Zurich. The workshop brought together academics with think tankers and former policy makers (like Piere Mirel, former Director at DG Enlargement, and Erwan Fouéré, former EU Special Representative and EU Delegation Head in Macedonia).
Kristof gave a presentation on "Is enlargement over? The erosion of trust and what can be done about it." For a list with all presentations have a look at the workshop programme.