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September 30, 2015  | Day 1
9:00 - 16:00

Academic Session - Does the EU need a Foreign Policy?

16:30 - 18:00

Session 1: Kosovo and Serbia - How Much Longer Before Normality?

Gordana Čomić‚ 

Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly,Serbia ‚

Ilir Deda ‚ 

Member of Assembly of Kosovo (Self-Determination Movement)‚

Marko Đurić ‚ 

Director, Government of Serbia Office for Kosovo and Metohija‚

Dukagjin Gorani‚ 

Chairman, Common Voice, Kosovo‚

Enver Hoxhaj‚ 

Chair, Foreign Relations Commission, Assembly of Kosovo‚

Ljubiša Mijačić ‚ 

Researcher and Advisor on Project Development, Zubin Potok‚

Samuel Žbogar ‚ 

EU Special Representative in Kosovo‚

Moderator: Alex Roinishvili Grigorev‚ 

President, Council for Inclusive Governance‚

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16.30 - 18:00

Session 2:Corporate Security

18.30 - 20.30

The Berlin Process in Belgrade: The EU as a Peace Project Revisited in the Western Balkans

Hakan Altinay‚ 

Non-resident Senior Fellow, Global Economy and Development, Brookings Institution‚

Andreja Bogdanovski‚ 

Research Fellow, Analytica‚

Florian Bieber‚ 

Professor of Southeast European Studies and director of the Centre for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz‚

Selmo Cikotić‚ 

Dean, American School of Government, American University in BiH‚

Christian Danielsson‚ 

Director General for Enlargement, DG NEAR, European Commission ‚

Alex Roinishvili Grigorev‚ 

President, Council for Inclusive Governance ‚

Ramadan Ilazi‚ 

Deputy Minister of European Integration, Government of Kosovo‚

Mladen Ivanić‚ 

Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina ‚

Dejan Jović‚ 

Professor, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb‚

Gerald Knaus‚ 

Founding Chairman and Lead Analyst of the European Stability Initiative‚

Remzi Lani‚ 

Executive Director of the Albanian Media Institute‚

Sonja Licht‚ 

President of the Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence‚

Danijel Mondekar‚ 

President of the Committee for European Integration, the Croatian Parliament‚

Hedvig Morvai‚ 

Director of the European Fund for the Balkans‚

Branislav Nešović‚ 

Program Director, Aktiv, (North) Mitrovica‚

Slaven Radunović‚ 

President of the Committee for European Integration, the Parliament of Montenegro‚

Chair: Ivan Vejvoda‚ 

Senior Vice President of the German Marshall Fund‚

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Registration of Participants


Session 3: Here to Stay? The Rise of Inequality and Persistence of Poverty

Will Bartlett‚ 

Associate Professorial Research Fellow, European Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science‚

Milica Uvalić‚ 

Professor, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Perugia, Italy ‚

Tobias Flessenkemper‚ 

Senior Associate Researcher am Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE)‚

Moderator:Jelena Žarković Rakić‚ 

Director, Foundation for the Advancement of Economics (FREN), Belgrade, Serbia‚

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Session 4: Countering the Tide of Radicalization:In Search of a Comprehensive Response

Andrej Rupnik ‚ 

Senior Advisor, DCAF Ljubljana‚

Florian Qehaja‚ 

Executive Director, Kosovar Centre for Security Studies‚

Franz-Stephan Gady‚ 

Senior Fellow, East-West Institute‚

Alastair Crooke‚ 

Founder and Director, Conflicts Forum‚

Moderator: Karsten Friis‚ 

Senior Adviser, Head of the Research Group for Security and Defense, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI)‚

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Session 5: Towards a Sustainable Future - Gender Equality in Inclusive Societies

Wallace Chwala‚ 

Winner of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI) and Brookings Institution Speech-writing Contest of the Secretary General of the United Nations‚

Shelley Inglis‚ 

Head of the Governance and Peace-building Team, UNDP‚

Simona Miculescu‚ 

Director, UN Office in Belgrade‚

Moderator: Irena Vojáčková-Sollorano‚ 

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Serbia‚

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October 1, 2015 | Day 2
08:00 - 09:00

Registration of Participants

09:00 – 09:10

Welcoming Speech

Sonja Licht‚ 

President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence‚

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09:10 - 09:30

Keynote Address

H.E. Aleksandar Vučić‚ 

Prime Minister, Government of the Republic of Serbia‚

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09:30 - 11:00

Plenary Panel 1: Reaffirmation of OSCE's Role in Conflict Management

Words of introduction: Wolfgang Ischinger‚ 

Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Member of the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security‚

Amb. Gérard Stoudmann ‚ 

Special Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office for the Western Balkans.‚

Amb. István Gyarmati‚ 

President, International Centre for Democratic Transition‚

Amb. Jonathan Moore‚ 

Head of OSCE Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina ‚

Chair: Nik Gowing‚ 

International Broadcaster and Visiting Professor in War Studies, Kings College London‚

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11:30 - 13:00

Plenary Panel 2: The Future of Political Islam in Europe

Alvaro De Vasconcelos‚ 

Director of Projects for the Arab Reform Initiative‚

Omar Ashur‚ 

Senior Lecturer in Middle East Politics and Security Studies, University of Exeter‚

François Heisbourg‚ 

Chairman of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy ‚

Abdulfatah Mohamed‚ 

Advisor, Department of International Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Qatar‚

Chair: Tim Judah‚ 

Balkan Correspodent, The Economist‚

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14:30 - 16:00

Plenary panel 3: The Crisis in Ukraine - Lessons (not) Learned from the Western Balkans

James Sherr‚ 

Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Chatham House‚

Andrei Zagorski‚ 

Head of Department for Disarmament, Arms Control and Conflict Resolution, Institute for World Economy and World Politics, Russian academy of Sciences; Professor, Moscow State Institute for International Relations (MGIMO-University)‚

Žarko Puhovski‚ 

Professor, University of Zagreb Faculty of Philosophy‚

Ted Whiteside‚ 

Acting Assistant General for Public Diplomacy, NATO ‚

Chair: Vessela Tcherneva‚ 

Head of the Wider Europe program, Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations ‚

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16.30 - 18:00

Session 6: Germany, the Reluctant Leader of Europe?

Michael Schaefer‚ 

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Quandt (BMW) Foundation‚

Adam Rotfeld‚ 

Professor, Warsaw University; Co-Chairman, Polish-Russian Group, Difficult Matters; Commissioner, Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative Commission‚

Amb. Angus Lapsley‚ 

Representative of the United Kingdom in the Political Security Committee of the European Union‚

François Heisbourg‚ 

Chairman of the International Institute of Strategic Studies and of the Geneva Centre for Security Policy ‚

Sandra Breka‚ 

Senior Vice President of the Robert Bosch Foundation ‚

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16.30 - 18.30

Session 7: The Road from Wales to Warsaw Summit

16.30 - 18:00

Session 8: Private Security

19:00 - 20:00

Special Side Event: Awarding of the Honorary Citizen of Belgrade Title to Mr. Thorvald Stoltenberg


BSF Gala dinner (Upon separate invitation)

October 2, 2015 | Day 3
8:30 - 9:00

Registration of Participants

09:00 - 10:30

Session 9: The Russian Dilemma: What Kind of International Order is Russia Seeking?

Marcus Felsner‚ 

Chairman, Osteuropaverein (the Eastern Europe Business Association of Germany)‚

Vessela Tcherneva‚ 

Head of the Wider Europe program,Senior Policy Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations‚

Timur Makhmutov‚ 

Deputy Director of Programs, Russian International Affairs Council‚

Sharyl Cross‚ 

Director of the Kozmetsky Center at St. Edward's University, Austin, USA and Global Policy Fellow, Kennan Institute Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC‚

Pavol Demeš‚ 

Senior Transatlantic Fellow, the German Marshall Fund of the United States‚

Moderator: Vladimir Baranovsky‚ 

Russian Academy of Sciences, Director of the Centre for Situation Analysis (CSA), Member of the Board of the Institute of World Economy and International Relations IMEMO ‚

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9:00 - 10:30

Session 10: New Ways of Energy Exploitation: Changing the Habitat for Good or Bad

Aleksandar Kovačević‚ 

Senior Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford Institute for Energy Studies ‚

Julian Popov‚ 

Fellow, European Climate Foundation; Chairman, Board of Directors, Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)‚

Stephen Tindale‚ 

Climate and Energy Consultant and an Associate Fellow at the Centre for European Reform, London‚

Moderator: H.E. Milan Simurdić‚ 

Ambassador of Republic of Serbia to Norway and Iceland‚

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16.30 - 18:00

Session 11: When Nations Move: The Failure of Migration Policies

Anna Terron i Cusi‚ 

Special Representative and Spokesperson for the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean‚

Despina Syrri‚ 

Expert Advisor, Regional Cooperation Council‚

Radoš Đurović‚ 

Executive Director, Asylum Protection Center‚

Moderator: Vladimir Petronijević‚ 

Executive Director, Group 484‚

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11:00 - 12:30

Plenary Panel 4: Improving the European Model of Governance:Ways Forward

Franco Frattini‚ 

President of the Italian Society for International Organizations (SIOI)‚

Christian Danielsson‚ 

Director General for Enlargement, DG NEAR, European Commission ‚

Gesine Schwan‚ 

President of the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform; Chairwoman of the Basic Values Commission of the Social Democratic Party of Germany‚

Ulrike Guérot‚ 

Founder and Director, the European Democracy Lab, European School of Governance ‚

Žaneta Ozoliņa‚ 

Professor, Department of political science, University of Latvia‚

Željko Jovanović‚ 

Director of the Roma Initiatives Office, Open Society Foundations ‚

Chair: Goran Buldioski‚ 

Director of the Think Tank Fund, Open Society Foundations‚

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13:00 - 13:30

Closing Address

Sonja Licht‚ 

President, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence‚

Maja Bobić‚ 

Secretary General, European Movement in Serbia ‚

Sonja Stojanović Gajić‚ 

Director, Belgrade Centre for Security Policy‚

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