How Europe can help stop corruption in the Western Balkans and Eastern neighbourhood (session with ENGAGE Fellows)
17:45 - 19:00
Organized crime and corruption, political interference in the judiciary, and strong entanglements between public and private interests are eroding the rule of law in both the Western Balkans and Eastern Neighbourhood countries. This Lab session will assess common trends across the region, and, after recognising key challenges, will focus on how to counter the negative trends, paying specific attention to the role of the EU in supporting reform. This Lab session is organised in the context of the ENGAGE II Fellowship Programme, supported by a Grant from the Open Society Foundations.