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CONFERENCE OF INFORM RESEARCHERS AND POLICY MAKERS

2017-11-16 – 2017-11-18

 

Programme

Thursday 16 November

14:00 - 18:00 Arrival of participants and registration
18:45 - 19:15 Welcome address: Janez Fajfar, Mayor of Bled
19:30 - 20:30 Dinner at the hotel restaurant

Friday 17 November

7:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 Welcome, the INFORM research agenda and current state of the project: Eric Gordy

SESSION 1: INFORMALITY IN ECONOMIC AND EVERYDAY LIFE

Chair: Miran Lavrič

9:15 Perceptions and experiences in relation to (in)formal institutions: Predrag Cvetičanin
9:35 Informality in economic life in the Balkans – survey results and a case study: Adnan Efendić
9:55 Discussion
 
10:10 Short break

PANEL DISCUSSION ON INFORMALITY IN ECONOMIC LIFE

Moderator: Rudi Klanjšek

10:20 Panel discussion
Geoff Pugh, Director of the Centre for Applied Business Research, Staffordshire, UK
Alena Ledeneva, INFORM expert, University College London, UK
Adnan Efendić, INFORM researcher, Centre for Applied Interdisciplinary Social Research, Sarajevo
Artan Çollaku, Director of Department of Coordination of the Stabilization and Association Process, Kosovo*
 
11:20 Coffee Break

SESSION 2: INFORMALITY IN POLITICAL LIFE

Chair: Gentiana Kera

11:50 Informality in political life – survey results: Borjan Gjuzelov, Misha Popovikj
12:05 A case study on informal political decision-making: Vjollca Krasniqi
12:20 Ethnographic report on informal practices: the case of Albania: Armanda Hysa
12:35 A case study on political clientelism: Misha Popovikj, Danijela Gavrilović
12:50 Discussion
 
13:05 Lunch

PANEL DISCUSSION ON INFORMALITY IN POLITICAL LIFE

Moderator: Predrag Cvetičanin
Introductory note: Jadranka Kosor, Former Prime Minister of Croatia

14:15 Panel discussion
Dragan Barbutovski, Director at Stratego & Think Europe, European Ideas Hub, Ljubljana
Christian Giordano, Institute of Social Anthropology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland
Ilina Mangova, Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”-Skopje, Macedonia
 
15:30 Short break

SESSION 3: EUROPEANIZATION OF WESTERN BALKANS

Chair: Enriketa Papa-Pandelejmoni

15:40 Attitudes towards the EU in six Western Balkans countries: Ivan Damjanovski, Miran Lavrič
15:55 A case study on enforcement of EU rules in the area of home slaughter: Reana Senjković
16:10 Ordinary Montenegrins on the road to EU: Klavs Sedlenieks
16:25 Discussion
 
16:40 Coffee Break

PANEL DISCUSSION ON EUROPEANIZATION OF WESTERN BALKANS

Moderator: Vesna Vuk Godina

17:10 Panel discussion
Srdjan Majstorović, European Policy Centre, Belgrade, Serbia
Hristina Koneska-Beroska, Secretariat of European Affairs, Macedonia
Lorela Simoni, Specialist at the Ministry of European Integration, Albania
Zorka Kodrić, Ministry of European Affairs, Montenegro
David Hudson, Senior Expert at the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations, Brussels
 
18:10 Short break

CLOSING SESSION

18:20 Creating a conference declaration: Eric Gordy
20:00 Dinner

Saturday 18 November 

7:00 - 9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 10:00 Meeting of management board and advisory board
10:30 Departure of participants 

 

Full programme available also here (pdf): Programme
Travel information (pdf): Travel info
Organizing Committee: Miran Lavrič, Andrej Naterer, Eric Gordy, Predrag Cvetičanin, Rudi Klanjšek
Contact: Miran Lavrič, +386 40 517 477, miran.lavric@um.si

 

Location: Bled, Slovenia

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