The establishment of the Western Balkans Fund, in the framework of the Berlin Process, is considered as an important political decision, and a significant positive mark of the new cooperation spirit taking roots in the Balkans. Through it, the WB countries give another clear demonstration of their political will for strengthening the good neighborly relations, the spirit of cooperation in the region and towards the European integration processes. The Fund’s main objective is to boost cooperation between member states, strengthen relations, advance integration into the European Union, and by promoting common values among citizens, civil society and regional actors, providing a concrete approach at “people-to-people” level. The Western Balkans Fund is expected to announce its first Call for Projects by beginning of 2017. More information is available here.
Source: Albanian Daily News