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Final RRPP Conference Held in Tirana

The Final conference of the SDC project RRPP (Regional Research Promotion Programme) was held in Tirana September 2-3, 2016.

Over one hundred scholars from South East Europe and beyond gathered to discuss current social, political and economic developments in the Western Balkans. The leading theme of this year’s conference was “Europe in Crisis”, looking into compelling challenges in Europe and its neighbourhood. During the two-day conference, the participants had an opportunity to network, exchange good experiences and discuss future cooperation.

The conference was inaugurated with the welcoming speeach by Swiss Ambassador to Albania, H.E. Christoph Graf, and the keynote speech by Mr Dusan Reljic, German Institute for International and Security Affairs, Head of Brussels Office.

For more information on the conference, please visit

*All photos by RRPP and University of Fribourg