War in Ukraine and its Impact on the Western Balkan Countries Foreign Policy
On November 24, 2022, we had our first online discussion and official welcome to all new members of our Young Leaders Programme. The discussion focused on the war in Ukraine from the point of view of the Western Balkan countries, the war’s impact on their foreign policies, attitudes, and opinions towards the adoption of sanctions, moreover, the overall process of integration of these countries into the EU.
Further support of reforms in Armenia with Visegrad 4’s know-how
On November 21 to November 22, 2022, our CEO - Jan Cingel, participated in a series of activities organized by the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) in Yerevan, Armenia within the project: „Further support of reforms in Armenia with Visegrad 4’s know-how“ implemented with the supported by the International Visegrad Fund, where the Strategic Analysis Think Tank is a partner from Slovakia.
The Administrative Boundary Line Communities: increasing the knowledge of their specific challenges
On November 17, 2022, MESA 10 in cooperation with Strategic Analysis & Bridge of Friendship Kartlosi, organized an Advocacy event, which was dedicated to ABL communities and their specific needs. The aim of the Advocacy event in Tbilisi was to present the results of the project to the professional public, representatives of key state institutions, and the donor community in Tbilisi.
ABL communities and their challenges: What are their solutions?
From November 15 to November 16, 2022, was held a two-day conference in Gori, Georgia, which was organized by MESA 10 in cooperation with Strategic Analysis Think Tank and Bridge of Friendship Kartlosi. During the two-day Conference on ABL communities, the local administration and regional development self-government and local administration representatives, small businesses owners, NGOs/CSOs representatives, and representatives of the Georgian decision-making sphere, discussed the findings of the initial field research that was conducted during the first part of the project.
Study: Communities on the Administrative Boundary Line: Challenges and Opportunities
This extensive report aims to present the key findings from the field research targeting communities living on the administrative boundary line in Georgia, separating the de facto South Ossetia/Tskhinvali region from the rest of Georgia. What are the primary issues that local populations along the ABL face today?
Current Defense and Security Challenges in the Western Balkans
On November 10, 2022, Strategic Analysis Think Tank organized a small closed discussion, entitled “Current Defence and Security Challenges in the Western Balkans”. The speakers of the discussion were Mr. Martin Sklenár, Director General of the Defence Policy Department of the Ministry of Defence of the Slovak Republic, and Mr. Faruk Geci, Director for Defence Policy of the Ministry of Defence, Kosovo. The aim of the discussion was to jointly communicate the threats and challenges currently facing the Western Balkans region, including the war in Ukraine and the tense relations between Serbia and Kosovo.