Platform activities

Regional Consultation Meeting

EU – Western Balkans Cultural Relations

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

8-9 April 2019

The Cultural Diplomacy Platform organised a Regional Consultation meeting on 8-9 April in Sarajevo. The meeting gathered 30 local cultural stakeholders from the 6 Western Balkans countries (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia) as well as EU Institutions, cultural institutes and Member States representatives.

During two days, the participants could discuss the needs and challenges of the cultural sector in the Western Balkans in thematic group sessions facilitated by regional experts. The discussions lead to the a set of proposals which will later be gathered in a document by the experts.

*This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.

Photographer: Denis Ruvić.