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ANNOUNCEMENT: Panel Discussion “Visa liberalization for Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Chance which Should Not Be Missed”


SarajevoSarajevo: 3 February 2010

The European Fund for the Balkans and the Association Alumni of the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies (ACIPS) in cooperation with Gallup Europe are organizing  a  panel discussion “Visa liberalization for Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Chance which Should Not Be Missed”, in Sarajevo, on Wednesday 3 February 2010, 11:00 – 13:00 at ACIPS. Zmaja od Bosne 8. University Campus (blue building), Sarajevo.

Following the European Commission’s evaluations of progress of the Western Balkans towards European integration, the new Gallup Balkan Monitor on public opinion in the region offers insights into citizens’ views of the EU. In order to present and widely acknowledge the results of the Gallup Balkan Monitor, the European Fund for the Balkans in cooperation with Gallup Europe initiated a series of Gallup Balkan Monitor presentations and public discussions in the capitals of Western Balkan countries on the future of the Balkans, its European aspirations and the potential of “attitude change” and Europeanisation of the societies in the region.

The Sarajevo event will focus on respondent’s attitudes and perceptions in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Gallup Balkan Monitor investigates public opinion on a broader range of issues, from the satisfaction with life standard and living conditions of citizens, confidence in regional institutions, expectations from the government and attitudes towards EU integration, emigration issues, ethnic relations  and the future of the country and the region.

The results of country specific results for Croatia will be presented by Mr. Andrzej Pyrka. Researcher, Gallup Europe. The discussion will be opened with short introduction by Ms. Hedvig Morvai-Horvat, Executive Director of the European Fund for the Balkans and Mr. Sanel Huskic, President of the ACIPS. Panelists are Mr. Nedeljko Maslesa, Assistant Director of the Directorate of European Integration in Sarajevo, Mrs Alida Vračić, director of Think tank – Populari, Mr. Vehid Sehic, President of the Forum of Tuzla Citizens, Mr. Faruk Boric, Editor of “Oslobodjenje”. The discussion will be moderated by Mr. Adnan Rondic, Editor TV Hayat.  

Please confirm your participation on lejla@acips.ba or 033 205 383.

For detailed results please visit Gallup Balkan Monitor