Initiating Workshop – Western Balkan Network on Territorial Governance
On May 17-18, 2018, a workshop was held in Tirana with the aim to initiate a Western Balkan Network on Territorial Governance. Civil Society Organisations from the region (Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Montenegro) and experts and researchers from various European Countries (Italy, Luxembourg, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Netherlands), expressed their interest to get involved and become part of this initiative with the intent to catalyze changes that develop and support innovations on better territorial governance for Western Balkan in line with its European Union ambitions. Our mission is to catalyze changes that develop and support innovations on better territorial governance for Western Balkan in line with its European Union ambitions. Throughout the two-day workshop, with a series of presentations, discussions, consultations and reflections the participants concluded that the networks mission would be achieved through tools and approaches that mirror macro-regional specifics and encompass, but are not limited to: dissemination of information and knowledge, addressing various audiences of professionals and decision-makers, establishment of living laboratories, networking and alliances, bridging with EU institutions, and establishment of evidence-based observatories on territorial development and governance.