The Ex-Yugoslav Republics - 20 Years After

Jonas Jonsson Jonas Jonsson
Teija Tiilikainen Teija Tiilikainen
Suurlähettiläs Tone Kajzer Suurlähettiläs Tone Kajzer
Ana Pavlovska-Daneva, Rinna Kullaa Ana Pavlovska-Daneva, Rinna Kullaa
Momcilo Radulovic Momcilo Radulovic
Tanja Tamminen, Katja Creutz, Aleksandar Fatić Tanja Tamminen, Katja Creutz, Aleksandar Fatić
Vastaanotto Vastaanotto
Vastaanotto Vastaanotto

Ke 14.9.2011 klo 9:00-16:00
Auditorium of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs
4th floor, Ankkurikatu 5, Helsinki

The conference marks the 20th anniversary of Slovenia and will offer a good opportunity to
understand the developments in the Balkan region. The invited speakers will give an insightful
view on the results of political and economic transformation in the ex-Yugoslav Republics
that one by one reached independence during the last 20 years. The conference will bring
together experts from the region and the EU.


Morning coffee

Welcoming remarks:
Dr Teija Tiilikainen, Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Key note speaker:
Mr Jonas Jonsson, the Head of the Western Balkans Unit at the European External Action Service (EEAS)

Panel session 1: The EU integration process of the region

Macedonian perspective:
Dr Ana Pavlovska-Daneva, Associate Professor of Administrative Law and Public Administration), University of St. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia

Montenegrin perspective:
Mr Momcilo Radulovic, Secretary General of the European Movement, Montenegro

Croatia’s EU accession and the regional approach to enlargement:
Dr Rinna Kullaa, researcher, Jyväskylä University

Chair: Dr Tanja Tamminen, researcher, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Lunch Break

Panel session 2: Challenges ahead

The ethics of the Russian-Serbian energy embrace?
Prof. Aleksandar Fatić, Director, Centre for Security Studies, Belgrade, Serbia
International Administration and Statehood in the Balkans

Ms Katja Creutz, researcher, Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research, Helsinki University
Prospects for regional cooperation

Dr Tanja Tamminen, researcher, Finnish Institute of International Affairs

Comment: Prof. Borce Davitkovski, Dean of the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”, Macedonia.

Chair: Dr Juha Jokela, Programme Director, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs


For further information, please do not hesitate to contact:
Julia Jansson, tel. +358 9 432 7724,