It is our pleasure to inform you that on the 14th and 15th of November, the Regional Conference "Regional Cooperation to Improve EU Law Teaching in the Western Balkans" which was held at the Faculty of Law in Niš . The Conference was organized by the SEELS Network under the project Education4Progres: Regional Cooperation to Improve EU Law Teaching in the Western Balkans. The Conference was attended by scholars from the Law Faculties of Zagreb, Osijek, Skopje, Shtip, Belgrade, Niš, Zenica, Sarajevo and Tirana, as well as two representatives from the Centre for SEELS. The opening of the Conference started with a welcome speech by the Vice Dean for Education of the Faculty of Law in Niš, Prof.Dr. Maja Nastič, and an introductory speech on information on the project and activities by our Project Coordinator, Ms. Tamara Bustreska. The first session was moderated by Dr.Sci. Ivana Kanceljak, an expert from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb, which focused on EU Law Teaching in higher legal education (Basic Courses, Specialized Coursed, Graduate programs). In this session, the participants were presented with the findings of the questionnaires, which followed with sharing experiences and fruitful discussion on the findings. The second session was moderated by prof. dr. Tunjica Petrašević, an expert from the Faculty of Law in Osijek, which tackled with the topic "Non-formal and Continuous Education in EU Law – role of the Law Faculties". Many models and ideas for improvement of the inclusion of the Law Faculties in the non-formal and continuous education in EU-Law were discussed, from which conclusions were drawn for future steps and activities. The topic of the third session was the "Harmonisation of EU Law teaching in WB: models and mechanisms, role of regional and international cooperation", under which the participants had the opportunity to compare the current models of EU Law teaching and discuss ideas on future harmonisation. On the second day of the Conference, a Workshop session was held for conclusions and further activities plan.
Education4Progress provides for intensified regional collaboration among Law Faculties in further development of the curricula in EU Law. The project is financed by the Western Balkans Fund (www.westernbalkansfund.org).
We would like to express our appereciation to all the participants and our host Faculty for their involvement in this project!