Co-organized by the European Commission, the Albanian Presidency of EUSAIR will welcome stakeholders at the Maritime Hotel Plaza from 16 to 18 May 2022 in the European Youth Capital 2022, Tirana. With this happy coincidence, it was obvious to have the Municipality of Tirana on board and as part of the Forum program to meet the current and future needs of young people.
On 16 May, Klajdi Kaziu, member of the Youth Manifesto Core Group, will share his views and youthful expectations during a debate on the EU enlargement process for the Western Balkans and how EUSAIR can facilitate this process for Albania and the other four non-member countries. EU countries, participating in EUSAIR.
In addition to the traditional pillar sessions, the Sustainable Tourism pillar will host a special discussion on the role of tourism and culture in the upcoming review of the EUSAIR Action Plan. After eight years of existence, EUSAIR is preparing its revision to rethink the current priorities, include the new objectives and include its new members, North Macedonia and San Marino, in the governance structure. Related to this, stakeholders will have the opportunity to submit their thoughts on the review process in the Speaker’s Corner, a booth that will be located in the networking lounge and will feed into the stakeholder consultation that will be launched soon.
Alongside the Forum, EUSAIR POPRI Youth will select and crown the best projects of young innovators, presenting their new ideas during a two-day competition for a more inclusive, greener and sustainable Adriatic and Ionian region.
Side events on May 18
On May 18, 2022, side events will complete the 7e Annual EUSAIR Forum focusing on European Green Deal, Tourism and Culture organized by Interreg ADRION, Ionian Adriatic Forum and Chambers of Commerce.
Separate registration will be required for the morning session Explore synergies between the Interreg IPA and IPA-IPA programs, organized by Interact and the European Commission. Given that the Interreg IPA and IPA-IPA programs are both supported by the pre-accession instrument, the session aims to establish complementarities between the different cooperation programs in the Western Balkans while examining different initiatives and investments to strengthen the process. enlargement so that it is more effective and impactful.
7e The annual EUSAIR forum offers many opportunities for stakeholders to reconnect in person and focus discussions in order to give new impetus to the development of the Adriatic-Ionian region. Remote attendees will also get their money’s worth through Swapcard, providing digital exhibits and networking spaces for a realistic experience.
Registrations are open until May 11, 2022.