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Strengthening the Independence of Election Management Bodies; Exchange of Experiences between Albania and Slovenia

DSC 0165A workshop entitled "Strengthening the Independence of Election Management Bodies; Exchange of Experiences between Albania and Slovenia," took place yesterday in the framework of the second phase of a joint project between the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) and the Central Election Commission.

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Bilateral meetings with Kosovo Minister of Public Administration and Slovenian Ambassador to the Republic of Kosovo

IMG 2285During the recent visit to Kosovo, CEP renewed its close ties with Kosovo Ministry of Public Administration. CEP and Kosovo have a long history of bilateral cooperation in the framework of the Slovenian Official Development Cooperation, which is financed through the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. On March 10th, Kosovo Minister of Public Administration, Mr. Mahir Yagcilar met with Project Manager Ivana Boštjančič Pulko and discussed past, current and future cooperation with CEP.

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Regions on the New eAmber and New eSilk Roads Think Tank

MP1 2335On 15th of March 2016, Castle Jable hosted a round table debate, which was prepared in collaboration between Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Centre for European Perspective, called “Cross-border eCollaboration in the eRegion” and was attended by more than 70 participants.

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Field study in Bosnia and Herzegovina - How the EU could enhance the effectiveness of its stabilization capabilities in BiH?

DSCN2702 1As part of the IECEU- project, Finnish Defence Forces International Center (FINCENT), University of Ljubljana and Centre for European Perspective (CEP) are conducting a study on the effectiveness of the EUFOR Operation (Op) ALTHEA. The aim of the study is to assess the main achievements and potential shortcomings in the implementation of the mandate of the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) operation, as well as identify lessons and best practices from the EU’s contribution to the overall security and stability of Bosnia & Herzegovina (BiH).

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Slovenia’s Vision 2050

prvi obrisi vizije slovenije 2050 ze novembra letos 6b07fb0008Preparation of the Slovenia’s Development Strategy has been one of the most important priorities of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. We are in a time of extreme turbulence accompanied by rapid changes that require comprehensive and long term-vision of Slovenia 2050 that will define how to be respond properly and in due time. Government Office for Development and European Cohesion policy in collaboration with the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development and the Ministry of Finance were authorized to start the preparation process of the Slovenia’s Vision 2050. This preparation process aims to encourage the representatives of Slovenia’s society to actively partake in the process of co-deciding and co-planning Slovenia’s future.

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eRegions on the New eAmber and New eSilk Roads Think Tank Meeting

eregion3The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and the Members of the eRegions on the New eAmber and New eSilk Roads Think Tank together with the Centre for European Perspective (CEP) are organising the Regional Meeting of Think Tanks of China and Central and Eastern European Countries in the framework of the cooperation program of the Think Tanks from Central and Eastern European Countries and China. The Meeting will be held at Castle Jable on 15 March 2016.

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Conference on the 25th anniversary of the Visegrad Group

IMG 8390 resizedYesterday, 2 March 2016, conference on the occasion of the 25 years anniversary of the Visegrad Group, was organised by the Czech V4 Presidency in Vienna.

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Bilateral developmental cooperation between Republic of Slovenia and Montenegro

MRSS znak manjsiMontenegro launched negotiations with the EU in June 2012. So far, screening process has been completed in all thirty-three negotiation chapters. Negotiations have been opened in sixteen chapters (4 – Free Movement of Capital, 5 – Public Procurement, 6 – Company Law, 7 – Intellectual Property Law, 10 – Information Society and Media, 18 – Statistics, 20 – Enterprise and Industrial Policy, 23 – Judiciary and Fundamental Rights, 24 – Justice, Freedom and Security, 25 – Science and Research, 26 – Education and Culture, 28 – Consumer and Health Protection, 29 – Customs Union, 31 – Foreign, Security and Defence Policy, 32 – Financial Control and 33 – Financial and budgetary provisions), out of which two chapters (25 – Science and Research and 26 – Education and Culture) are provisionally closed.

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25 Years of Visegrad Cooperation

visegrad fund logo web black 400On the occasion of the 25 years anniversary of the Visegrad group, the Czech V4 Presidency in Vienna in cooperation with the Diplomatic Academy Vienna, will host a conference presenting the successful Visegrad cooperation and its future priority agendas focusing on cooperation in Central Europe, which will take place on 2 March 2016 in the Festive Hall of the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna.

Executive Director of Centre for European Perspective, dr. Gorazd Justinek, will participate on the second panel, where he will with other panelists address the Visegrad cooperation, targeting the successful V4 engagement within the EU and its impacts, to present the International Visegrad Fund and its achievements, as well as the perspectives of the future Visegrad cooperation focusing on Central Europe and cooperation in the region. The conference will be opened by a key note speech delivered by a representative of the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Hans Winkler, Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.


OECD is organising a High Level Conference in Paris on 25 and 26 February 2016

OECD LOGOOECD is organising a High Level Conference in Paris with threefold objectives: (i) to take stock of the co-operation between the OECD and SEE economies, (ii) to explore opportunities for future co-operation between the OECD member countries, the European Union and SEE economies, and (iii) to launch the OECD flagship publication Competitiveness in South East Europe: a Policy Outlook and two Policy Handbooks on sector competitiveness in tourism and food and beverage processing to support a broader, high-level debate on factors of competitiveness for growth in SEE.
Gorazd Justinek, Executive Director of Centre for European Perspective will participate at the first round table on 26 February 2016, with the title Cross-Cutting Measures for Enhancing Competitiveness.



25. in 26. februarja 2016, OECD organizira konferenco v Parizu.
OECD organizira konferenco v Parizu, ki ima tri cilje: (i) da se preuči stanje glede sodelovanja med OECD in gospodarstvi država jugovzhodne Evrope, (ii) da se preuči možnost za prihodnje sodelovanje med državami članicami OECD, EU in državami jugovzhodne Evrope, (iii) začetek OECD publikacije Competitiveness in South East Europe: a Policy Outlook in dva politična priročnika o konkurenčnosti sektorja v turizmu, ter predelavi hrane in pijače.
Dr. Gorazd Justinek, izvršni director Centra za evropsko prihodnost bo sodeloval na prvi okrogli mizi z naslovom 26. februarja 2016, Medsektorski ukrepi za povečanje konkurenčnosti, ki bo potekala 26. februarja 2016.

Illicit Trafficking of Firearms in the Danube Region – two day seminar successfully concluded today

DSCN4658According to the European Commission, an illicit firearm trafficking has been directly responsible for at least 10,000 firearms-related deaths in the EU over the past decade. Terrorists and different extremist groups are using illicit firearms to carry out attacks and the use of firearms is a significant destabilization factor in the European Union and the neighbouring regions.

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