On Monday, 29 October 2018 at 17:00 at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Boulevard Expozitiei 30A, in Bucharest a lecture was held by Dr Senada Šelo Šabić, the EUlead project leader at IRMO. The title of the lecture was: “Prospects for EU integration of the Western Balkans and what can we learn from the Croatian case?”
Senada Šelo Šabić gave a lecture on the topic on what are driving forces and main obstacles to advancing EU integration of the Western Balkans. She also elaborated on the Croatian accession experience. The lecture was organized in the framework of the EUlead project, a Jean Monnet project funded by the European Commission. In the beginning, Šelo Šabić briefly presented the project and its activities to the students. The lecture was given to post-graduate students of the MA program European Politics and Society at the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration. The interest for the topic was significant and the level of discussion reflected prior knowledge of students about the Western Balkans and Europe.
While in Bucharest, Šelo Šabić participated in the conference organized to discuss Romanian priorities ahead of the country assuming the EU Presidency in January 2019. The topic of the conference was “Back on the Agenda: EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans” and was organized on Monday, 29 October 2018 by Global Focus, an influential think tank in Romania. Participants were diplomats, analysts and journalists. The following day Šelo Šabić participated in the academic conference “The Western Balkans – Out of the Deadlock? Lessons learnt for solving bilateral disputes” which was organized by the Institute for International Cooperation and Development, a research centre affiliated tot he National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest.