On 29 - 30 June we held the first LSEE-CEFTA Academic Network Workshop on International Trade, in the Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade. Dr Will Bartlett from LSE gave the keynote presentation on the Multiannual Action Plan for the Regional Economic Area. We were excited to host Ms Lee Tuthill (WTO), Mr Emir Djikic (Director, CEFTA Secretariat) and representatives of the CEFTA parties (Contact Points), who contributed with their valuable knowledge and comments to the proceedings of the workshop.
The workshop included presentations by members of the Network along 4 key themes (click below for presentations):
We were also happy to see that so many of our members were able to join us in Belgrade, representing academic communities from across the region and beyond. Facilitating exchange of ideas and dialogue among academics, as well as between the academic and policy communicates, is a key objective of our network. As we plan our next meeting (scheduled provisionally for November 2018, in Skopje), we take particular courage by how this successful exchange worked in our 1st Workshop.
Selected papers from the workshop will be published in our newly established Discussion Papers series in autumn.
We would like to specially thank Dr Ivana Prica, Network Coordinator for Services Issues, and Lazar Colic for their excellent work as local organising committee.