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Panel discussions

The EU enlargement in a time of uncertainty  

May 26th, 2017

Assembly of the City of Belgrade

Guest speakers:

  • Prof. Dr. Tanja Miscevic, Professor of the Faculty of Political Sciences University of Belgrade and a chief negotiator for Serbia’s negotiations with the EU
  • Mr Caspar Einem – a former Minister of Interior of Austria and a vice-president of European Forum Alpbach
  • Mr Vladimir Medjak – a legal advisor at Serbian Negotiation Team and a former assistant director of Ministry of European Integration in Serbia
  • Jelena Babic – director of the EU Integration Center at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia

Moderator: Jovana Tosic, L.L.M., Executive Board Member – Club Alpbach Belgrade

FAN Spring Conference Belgrade 2017 was opened with  a very interesting panel discussion on topic “The EU enlargement in a time of uncertainty”. We had been privileged to listen to Ms Tanja Miscevic – a chief negotiator for Serbia’s negotiations with the EU, Mr Caspar Einem – a former Minister of Interior of Austria and a vice-president of European Forum Alpbach, Mr Vladimir Medjak – a legal advisor at Serbian Negotiation Team and a former assistant director of Serbian European Integration Office and Miss Jelena Babic – director of the EU Integration Center at Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, all extremelly remarkable professionals and experts in the field of the EU integration. The EU enlargement process was discussed from both the EU and Serbian perspective. Understanding of significance of enlargement is extremelly important especially for acceeding countries, like Serbia.


New Agricultural Policy towards the EU

Chamber of Commerce, Belgrade

15th September, 2016

Guest speakers:

  • Franz Fischler, former European Comissioner for agriculture, rural development and fishery, the president of European Forum Alpbach
  • Branislav Nedimovic, Minister of Agriculture and Environment at the Government of Republic of Serbia
  • Aleksandar Bogunovic, coordinator for agriculture in Chamber of Commerce of Serbia
  • Miroslav Ostojic, farmer
  • Moderator: Goran Zivkov, SEEDEV, director of the program

Agricultural environment is changing faster than ever. The politics is pushing forward new rules and the market is becoming more global and more demanding. For that reason it is important that farmers and all market participants follow these changes and bring up business strategies accordingly. The role of the state is to provide them with help  – via adequate laws and clear rules equal for all, but also via direct support whose aim is to prepare the sector for global market. Serbia has new young people at the top of agriculture, also good farmers and a lot of potential and chances which need to be undertaken. The bravest reformator of common agricultural policy of the EU – Franz Fischler provided our participants and guests with all necessary information and answers as to – how to place the focus onto the same goal and how to decide what good agricultural policy is.


Construction and Reality – the impact of the global financial crisis on East and South Eastern Europe

September 20th, 2010

Faculty of Political Sciences University of Belgrade  

Guest speakers: 

  • Dr. Hans Winkler, 
    Director of Diplomatic Academy in Vienna
  • Prof. Dr. Tanja Miscevic, 
    Professor of the Faculty of Political Sciences University of Belgrade
     
  • Dr. Milan Parivodic, 
    Former Minister of Economy and Regional Development of the Republic of Serbia
  • Mr. Vladimir Cupic, 
    Chairman of the Executive Board of the Hypo Alpe Adria Bank a.d. Belgrade

Economics and financial crises whose reaches and consequences surprised whole world, awakened suspicion in the validity and sanctity on decision making processes and economic policy in contemporary western world. Distinguished panelists from the world of science, as well as practice, sought to give to the audience, in the instructive and interactive discussion, clear view on process of decision making in world of politics and business, together with the way of behaving and influence that state might have in order to correct undesirable economic effects, all through the prism of special political and social context typical for the Western Balkans countries.


Trust

September 21st, 2009  

Faculty of Political Sciences University of Belgrade

 Guest speakers:   

  • Dr. Erhard Busek,   Jean Monnet Professor and President of the European Forum Alpbach
  • Dr. Hans Winkler
    Director of Diplomatic Academy in Vienna
  • Prof. Dr. Tanja Miscevic, Professor of the Faculty of Political Sciences University of Belgrade
  • Ms. Jelena Milic, Executive Director of “Center for Euro-Atlantic studies“

During vivid and temperament discussion speakers examined possible causes of contemporary issues within the European Union and discussed new, as well as old, still not overcome, obstacles and resistances South Eastern European countries face with in processes of transition and regional and European integration.


Regional Cooperation in South Eastern Europe  

April 11th, 2008  

Faculty of Political Sciences University of Belgrade  

Guest speakers:  

  • Dr. Erhard Busek, President of the European Forum Alpbach
  • Prof. Dr. Milan Podunavac, Dean of the Faculty of Political Sciences University of Belgrade

Prof. Dr. Tanja Miscevic, Head of the Office for European Integration of the Republic of Serbia and professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences


European Future of the RS  

September 17th, 2007

Faculty of Law University of Belgrade  

Guest speakers:  

  • Dr. Erhard Busek, 
    President of the European Forum Alpbach and Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
  • Mr. Bozidar Djelic,  Deputy Prime Minister in the Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • Mr. Dusan Petrovic, 
    Minister of Law in the Government of the Republic of Serbia
  • Mr. Dragan Velikic,
    The Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the Republic of Austria
  • Prof. Dr. Mirko Vasiljevic,
    Dean at the Faculty of Law University of Belgrade

Serbia-Austria – EU I

May 10th, 2006

Faculty of Law University of Belgrade  

Guest speakers:

  • Ms. Ulrike Hartmann, 
    the first Secretary of the Austrian Embassy in Serbia and Montenegro Ms. Ksenija Milivojevic, 
    Secretary general of the European Movement in Republic of Serbia
  • Mr. Mihajlo Kovac, 
    Journalist and previous Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia in the Republic of Austria

In the full amphitheater of the Faculty of Law University of Belgrade, distinguished speakers have exchanged opinions about cultural and economic cooperation between Republic of Austria and Republic of Serbia and answered to number of students’ questions.


Future of the SEE Countries in the EU

November 4th, 2006

National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia  

 Guest speakers:  

  • Mr. Goran Svilanovic, 
    Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe  
  • Ms. Hedvig Morvai Horvat, 
    President of the Citizens Pact for South Eastern Europe
  • Mr. Bernhard Marchgott, 
    The European Forum Alpbach Steering Committee member  

Serbia-Austria-EU II  

June 12th, 2006

Students Cultural Center (SKC), Belgrade  

 Guest speakers:

  • Dr. Erhard Busek, 
    President of the European Forum Alpbach and Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe   
  • Dr. Dusko Lopandic, 
    Assistant Minister for International Economic Relations of Republic of Serbia and National Coordinator of the Republic of Serbia within the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe 

Dr. Erhard Busek, Special Coordinator of the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe and Dr. Dusko Lopandic, National Coordinator of the Republic of Serbia within the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, exchanged their experiences from the cooperation among the SEE countries.

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