Welcome to Vicinity
Vicinity is a sort of ancient forum, where we keep returning to discuss and listen to one another…
Vicinities is an open platform, available to all those from the region, or the Western Balkans, whose voice needs amplifying, and who are eager to express their critical perspective, fresh ideas and points of view on current affairs in writing, video, or other formats.
This is a creative space for both talented young individuals as well as established professionals coming from our vicinities – from Belgrade, to Sarajevo, Pristina, Skopje, Podgorica, and Tirana.
Our platform has had the great success of launching the first regional television talk show (link), a brand in itself, which ran for 6 seasons on 12 television channels in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Slovenia, and Serbia.
The European Fund for the Balkans and the European Movement in Serbia now continue their mission through a similar format, in their desire to help societies in our corner of the world prepare for not only EU membership, but a true acceptance of European values.
Share the optimism: We believe in a better Vicinity
Common initiative of the European Fund for Balkans and the European Movement in Serbia
Key goals of the EFB for the next 5 years are providing means and platforms where informed and empowered citizens will take action and demand accountable institutions and democracy; improving regional cooperation among the civil society in the WB region based on solidarity and demand-driven dialogue and exchange of ideas, opinions and actions; supporting the process of affirming the political credibility of the enlargement policy across the Western Balkans region while insisting on the commitment to the principles of the Thessaloniki Agenda. Ultimate goal is contributing to vibrant democracies and liberal societies in the region through increased citizen engagement and improved regional cooperation, within the framework of a credible EU membership prospect.
The European Movement in Serbia (EMinS) is a civic organisation founded in 1992 with a desire to initiate and follow the comprehensive process of our country’s European integration.
Our vision is a Serbia founded on democratic values, the protection of human rights, solidarity, sustainable development, knowledge, and innovation. A society that preserves the good old, but also simultaneously bravely develops new, modern values, to the benefit of all of us.
For more than 25 years we have engaged in: public policy research and European integration advocacy at the local, national, regional and European level, raising citizens’ awareness of the importance of the European integration process, informing the public about all the relevant aspects of the process, creating conditions for the adequate application of European values and standards in the area of human rights protection and sustainable development of the community. All this for the purpose of building a democratic and modern Serbia in a united Europe.