09:00-09:45      Opening remarks by Boško Savković and Anastasis Yiapanis, co-chairs of the EU–Serbia JCC


EESC's Enlargement Candidate Members initiative

  • Oliver Röpke, President of the European Economic and Social Committee (recorded message)
  • Laurențiu Plosceanu, Vice-President of the European Economic and Social Committee


Current state of play in EU-Serbia relations and the accession process and Findings of the Serbia Report 2022
  • Emanuele Giaufret, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Serbia
  • Miroslav Gačević, Acting assistant minister, Ministry of European Integration of the Republic of Serbia
09:45-11:30      Civil society perspectives on current challenges in EU-Serbia relations


On security issues in Serbia and the region

  • Jelena Pejić Nikić, Senior Researcher of Belgrade Centre for Security Policy

On the rise of violence in Serbia

  • Jelica Minić, President of the European Movement in Serbia

On citizens' protests and their aftermath

  • Maja Stojanović, Civic Initiatives

On upcoming elections

  • Raša Nedeljkov, CRTA

On media freedom

  • Jelena Zorić, journalist, BIRN, Vreme


11:30-11:45      Coffee break
11:45-12:30      Overview of the civil society and social dialogue situation and rule of law in Serbia
  • Boško Savković, Serbian Member of the EU-Serbia JCC from the Employers Group
  • Duško Vuković, Serbian Member of the EU-Serbia JCC from the Workers Group
  • Katarina Golubović, Serbian Member of the EU-Serbia JCC


12:30-14:30      Lunch
14:30-16:30      Discussion on the Joint Declaration
  • Adoption of the Joint Declaration (JCC members only)