Regional policy as a precondition of western Balkans accession to the European Union

Centre for Civic Education, Centre for Development of NGOs and European Movement in Montenegro with the support of the Foundation Open Society Institute, Representative Office in Montenegro, in cooperation with the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Montenegro, through the programme “Forum of European Integration Schools” organise:


Goran Svilanovic, Chair of the Working Table I, Stability Pact for SEE
Miroslav Lajcak, Director – General for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovakia

Forum will be held on Tuesday, 21 November 2006 at 18h00, in Room III at the Faculty of Political Sciences. For additional questions, please to not hesitate to contact us on 081 665 112.

Goran Svilanovic, Chair of the Working Table I in the Stability Pact for SEE. He graduated with an LL.B and LL.M at the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, and specialised at the Institute for Human Rights in Strasbourg, Faculty of Law in Saarbrucken and European Peace University in Austria. He was beneficiary of the Sasakawa Foundation fellowship for professional development. From 1989 to 1998 he worked as a teaching assistant at the Law Faculty in Belgrade, but was dismissed after he publicly opposed the controversial University law. He has published many articles and books on civil law as well as on the legal status of refugees and issues relating to citizenship. He collaborated with number of NGOs in Serbia active in promotion of peace and human rights: the Yugoslav Forum for Human Rights, Centre for Anti-war Action, Belgrade Human Rights Centre, Centre for Advancement of Law Studies, etc. Active in politics, Mr. Svilanovic held several high functions in the Civic Alliance of Serbia, including being its president. From 2000 to 2003, he was a Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia and later of Serbia and Montenegro. He is a member of the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia from 2004.

Ambassador Miroslav Lajčák, Director General for Political Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovakia. To the Montenegrin public, he is best known as the Personal Representative of EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, Mr Javier Solana, for facilitation of the Montenegrin referendum process in 2006. He graduated at the Faculty of Law of the Commenius University in Bratislava, and continued his studies at the Faculty of International Relations on the State Institute of International Relations, in Moscow. He also attended the College of International and Security Studies, as well as the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, in Germany. Since 1988, Mr. Lajčák is a member of the diplomatic corps of Slovakia (in that period still Czecho-Slovakia), in which capacity he held a position of Head of Cabinet of the Minister. After the independence of Slovakia, he served as Counsellor at the Embassy in Greece, Director of the Cabinet of the Prime Minister, Ambassador to Japan and as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Slovak Republic to the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (later Serbia and Montenegro), Republic of Albania and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and participated in other diplomatic missions and activities.