BCSDN at the online conference: The role of the Civil Society in the EU Accession Process


A two-day discussion on the role of civil society in the EU accession process was held online on 25 and 26 October, organized within the EU TACSO 3. The event mobilized over 80 representatives of civil society organizations, state institutions, EU delegations from the Western Balkans, as well as and international organizations and experts, which took active part in the conference.

During the first day of the conference, two main issues were discussed about the mechanisms for CSOs involvement in the overall EU accession process, and in the IPA programming structures.

Our Executive Director, Ms. Biljana Spasovska, moderated the second session of the first day, titled “General overview of the mechanisms for CSOs involvement in the IPA programming structures”  where representatives of DG Near, the EU Delegation in Skopje, the Belgrade Centre for Security Policy and The Open Society Foundation Macedonia provided an overview of some of the existing and former mechanisms for CSO involvement in the IPA programming and monitoring.

The conference continued focusing on the challenges for meaningful CSO engagement in the EU accession process and challenges posed by the new methodology for accession in terms of the role of CSOs in EU accession, during the second day of the event. You can view the full Agenda for the event here [link].


The event was organized by EU TACSO in cooperation with the European Policy Institute and the TEN – Think for Europe Network.


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