5 June 2015Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Venue: Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Room 3.1, Queen Mary University of London, 67-69 Lincoln‘s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3JB
The panel discussion will explore the progress and challenges in combating corruption in the Western Balkans and the successful achievements brought about by the EU’s Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance. Mr Christopher Will from the German federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ), Dr Jan-Hinrik Meyer-Sahling from the School of Politics & International Relations at the University of Nottingham, and Mr Henk Visser from DG NEAR will be making presentations and answering questions.
The event will conclude with a networking lunch to which all participants are invited.
Moderator: Professor Adam Fagan, Professor of European Politics; Head, School of Politics and International Relations, Queen Mary University of London
11:30 | Registration and welcome coffee
12:00 | Welcome and short introduction by Professor Adam Fagan
12:15 | Fighting organised crime and corruption in the Western Balkans: The role of the Instrument for Pre- accession Assistance (IPA)
- Henk Visser, Programme Manager, Justice and Home Affairs – Western Balkans and Turkey; Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations; Western Balkans Regional Cooperation and Programme
- Christopher Will, Manager, Open Regional Fund for Legal Reforms, German
International Cooperation (GIZ)
- Dr Jan Meyer-Sahling, Associate Professor of European Politics, School of Politics &
International Relations, University of Nottingham
12:45 | Open Discussion
13:00 | Networking Lunch
To register, send an email with your name, job title, and organisation to Emma Tipping <firstname.lastname@example.org> before Wednesday 3 June 2015