Event Albania-Serbia relations: the way forward for regional stability and integration

January 28th 2019 - 14:46

29th January 2019

The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies,

Lange Voorhout 1, 2514 EA Den Haag


9.45- 10.00             Registration

10.00-10.10            Opening remarks:

-Rob de Wijk, Founder, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (Topic: Geopolitical developments and their implications in the Western Balkans)

-Alba Cela, Deputy Director, Albanian institute for International Studies

- Jelica Minic, Head of the Forum for International relations, European Movement Serbia


10.20-12.00            Experts Panel:

Moderator: Michel Roelen, Strategic Analyst, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies

  • Jelica Minic, Head of the Forum for International Relations, European Movement Serbia: Bilateral and multilateral formats for cooperation
  • Alba Cela, Deputy Director, Albanian Institute for International Studies: The establisment of the Joint Centre for Albania-Serbia Relations; challenges and achievements
  • Ilda Zhulali, Diplomatic Adviser, President of the Republic of Albania (TBC)
  • Igor Novaković, Research Director, International and Security Affairs Center (ISAC Fund), Belgrade, Serbia: Security and minority issues, and the impact of the Kosovo issue on Serbia and Albania relations.
  • Arlinda Rrustemi, Strategic Analyst, The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies: The Role of the Netherlands in the EU Enlargement Processes: A Potential Staller to the EU’s External Stability.

12.00-12.30             Questions and answers

12.30                        Lunch

Part two: Movie Screening 'Honeymoons'

13:30 Discussion with Genc Permeti, Screenwriter and Sara Kelmendi, Moderator

 14:00 Movie screening: 'Honeymoons'

15:30 Borrel

Arlinda Rrustemi is a researcher and lecturer on peace and conflict studies. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Leiden University in the Netherlands. In 2016, Arlinda defended her doctoral thesis, entitled "State-Building through Life Stories: Incorporating Local Perspectives”, which was supported by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). She holds a B.A. (cum laude) from the University College Roosevelt and an LL.M. degree in Public International Law from Utrecht University. She teaches on humanitarian intervention, peacebuilding, power instruments and multilateral organizations, and is involved in several research projects uncovering peace infrastructures and countering radicalization.