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8.30 a.m. Registration of participants

9 a.m.  Inaugural session

Opening remarks by Ms Ana Milićević-Pezelj and Mr Boško Savković, co-chairs of the EU-Serbia JCC

Current state of play in EU-Serbia relations and the accession process

  • H.E. Miloš Todorović, Deputy Head of Serbia's Mission to the EU
  • Christos Makridis, Deputy Head of Serbia Unit, DG NEAR, European Commission

Debate

10 a.m. Coffee break

10.15 a.m. Digitalization as a tool for social and economic development

Presentation of the reports:

  • Dejana Kuzmić, Serbian Member of the EU-Serbia JCC
  • Vladimíra Drbalová, EU Member of the EU-Serbia JCC
  • Fatih Aydogan, Policy desk officer, Serbia Unit, DG NEAR, European Commission

Debate

12 noon Public administration reform in Serbia

  • Miloš Đinđić, European Policy Centre
  • Chloé Berger, Policy desk officer, Serbia Unit, DG NEAR, European Commission

Debate

1 p.m Lunch

2.30 p.m. Overview of the civil society and the rule of law situation in Serbia

  • Sonja Stojanović Gajić, Member of the EU-Serbia JCC
  • Milan Antonijević, Director, Open Society Foundations Serbia
  • Chloé Berger, Policy desk officer, Serbia Unit, DG NEAR, European Commission

Debate

3.30 p.m. Coffee break

3.45 p.m. Adoption of the Joint Declaration

4.30 p.m. End of the meeting