Conference: Visa Regimes No More: Time To Put People First

“Visa Regimes No More: Time to Put People First” is a continuation of the collective efforts aimed at addressing the serious obstacles to the freedom of movement for people in the Western Balkans and in the Schengen area.

The conference program is organized into two panel discussions:

Panel 1: Visa Liberalization: Genuine Motivation or a Dead Letter?

Panel 2: Young People and Mobility Beyond Borders

The conference tackles the restrictions to freedom of movement of people that have been breaking family ties, inhibiting student and academic exchange, harming businesses and preventing regional cooperation. And, what actions are necessary to urgently address such obstacles so that ordinary citizens could cooperate, develop and prosper.

Conference speakers include: Dukagjin Gorani, Gerlad Knaus, Sabina Cudic, Viola Von Cramon-Taubadel, Vlora Citaku, Andjela Micanovic, Blazhen Maleski, Egzona Bokshi and Ivan Djuric.

The regional conference is part of a series organized by the Balkan Forum and members of the Civil Society Platform for Democracy and Human Rights (CSP), which bring together elected representatives and officials, civil society organizations and actors from the region and the EU, as well as youth activists from the six countries of the Western Balkans, and Members of the European Parliament.