Centre for European Perspective (CEP), Slovenia is organising a public debate in Brussels in March 2018 titled Back on the Agenda: EU Enlargement and Western Balkans. Event will address the EU enlargement fatigue on one side and Western Balkans’ lack of reform on the other. We would like to trigger new debate on EU – Western Balkans relations and hear clear messages from both sides.

As we would like to actively engage young people from the Western Balkan countries in a public debate with EU policy-makers we invite you to respond to our call for application. Write an essay and get a chance to shape your future in Brussels. We will select one essay author per country to join us in Brussels (CEP will cover him/her travel and accommodation expenses). Deadline for applications is 12 February 2018, by midnight CET.

Access the application form here: 

List of selected authors will be published on 19 February 2018. Winning authors will be selected based on the quality of the essay written and their previous engagement in the field. All selected authors will sign a statement of commitment and purpose.

Event is done in cooperation with Institute for Foreign Affairs and Trade (IFAT) (Hungary), EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy (Czech Republic), Slovak Foreign Affairs Association (SFPA)and Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) and supported by International Visegrad fund.