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2nd Western Balkans Forum on Regional and Local Economic Development-1st Day

On Novembere 30th to December 2nd took place the Second Western Balkans Forum on Regional and Local Economic Development in the Albanian city of Vlorë, at the Adriatic coast, unfortunately under torrential floods’ circumstances. The forum gathered more than twenty speakers out of 13 countries, among which academics and practitioners from Albania, the UK, Hungary, Serbia, Kosovo, Romania, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Croatia, Macedonia, and France in the rectorate’s venue of the Ismail Qemali University of Vlorë.

The forum was honoured by the presence of the Albanian vice-minister of Energy and by the former president of the European Economic and Social Committee and honorary member of EAR-AER, Mr. Henri Malosse. The forum was organized by the Centre for European Policy Studies for Regional and Local Development in cooperation with the European Academy of Regions, the Ismail Qemali University of Vlorë, the Regional Council of Vlorë Region, Vlorë Municipality, Regional Youth Centre of Vlorë and took place under the auspices, support and strategic cooperation of many international, European and Western Balkan Organizations as such as OECD, Ersa, Western Balkans Network, RSA,  etc.

The 2017 edition is supported by the Government of Flanders and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Energy of Albania, under the auspices of the Minister Mr. Damian Gjiknuri.  

Below you can see the 1st Day of the Forum, 1st December 2017, through the images the 17 speakers and moments from the forum Opening and inaugural session, one semi-magistral speech and three plenary sessions: