Populari’s Executive Director, Alida Vračić participated in the II. International Workshop “Shaping the Future in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Civil Society after the October 2012 Local Elections” held from November 16-17, 2012 in Freising, Germany and organized by the Southeast Europe Association (“Suedosteuropa-Gesellschaft – SOG”).
Following-on to the workshop held in December 2009, the workshop in Freising served as a stock-taking exercise where participants could reconnect to their discussion three years ago, and debate their state of integration into European NGO/CSO networks.
The purpose was to continue dialogue by bringing together – inter alia – members and representatives of civil society organizations, think tanks, journalists, political parties and international experts. The workshop was held under Chatham House Rules in order to facilitate an open and candid exchange of views and ideas.
The organizers identified issues for discussion in close cooperation with participants who were invited, ahead of the event to contribute to the program. The program itself was based on interactive panels, which involved all participants at least once as presenter. This approach facilitated an open, at times controversial, exchange of views.
Populari was represented by Alida as one of the panelist of the topic “Where does Bosnia and Herzegovina stand in EU accession?”.
More details on the international workshop can be downloaded below: