5th Annual EUSAIR Forum

Online event | 28 - 29 January 2021

5th Forum of the EU Strategy for the Adriatic and Ionian Region (EUSAIR) will take place in Belgrade (Serbia), on 28-29 January 2021, under the slogan „Strengthening the resilience of the Adriatic and Ionian Region through cooperation“. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and concerns regarding the situation during this year, the 5th EUSAIR Forum will be organized as an online event.

The 5th EUSAIR Forum will be a virtual event, featuring inspiring speakers in the live programme and offering networking opportunities through a virtual conference platform. In addition, you will be able to find out more about initiatives and projects in the Adriatic and Ionian region at the virtual exhibition stands.

The Forum will bring together ministers in charge of foreign affairs and European funds, officials of the European Commission, relevant stakeholders and general public to take part in discussing the future of the Strategy and its role in addressing the key issues in our region. The annual event also aims to raise the visibility of the EUSAIR and reflect on the significant progress made in the last year within the Strategy.

Cooperation is a central concept for the post-2020 programming period. This COVID-19 pandemic appears more and more as a disruptive and changing crisis. It has become therefore even more important to join our forces and to try to find common solutions to the generational challenges.

The plenary and thematic sessions will focus on the digital and green transition, the regional response to the COVID-19 crisis, macro-regional cooperation in relation to the EU post-2020 strategic and legal framework, the new methodology for enlargement and the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans, as well as the recovery of the cultural and creative industries in the region.

You are kindly invited to join us at this great networking opportunity and contribute towards further implementation of the EUSAIR Strategy.