This year’s annual, the fifth in a series, Move. Link. Engage. Conference is organized by the Belgrade Open School, with the support of the Embassy of Sweden in Serbia. The aim of the Conference is to promote and encourage regional approach to resolving shared problems and foster cooperation among citizens and civil society organization and media. Together with that we aim to support and enhance European integration related reforms in the countries of the region through advanced role of civil society organisations and media.

The working part of the conference is divided in two days in panel and parallel sessions dealing with specific, carefully chosen topics relevant for European integration process of all accession countries. The Conference will be open with vivid debate on different aspects of fundamentals necessary for EU integration process and accession of the Western Balkan countries to the European Union. The special focus will be dedicated to discussion on much needed space for civil society in exercising their right to be involved and contribute to European integration process. Continuing, the focus will be shifted to presenting the results of "Civil Society as a Force for a Change in the Serbia's EU Accession Process– CS4EU" Programme and the role and results partners’ organisations achieved during the last three years, as agents of change. Also, within the format of parallel sessions, discussions will be dedicated to the topics dealing with regional cooperation as required fundamental for EU Accession of the Western Balkan region, the future of the Berlin process, improving policies towards future skills development, accountability and good governance together with important questions that are dealing with crucial fundamentals for quality of life of citizens – environmental protection.  Civil society in the region has contributed significantly in making impact within the European integration process of their respective countries. However, we will try to conclude on further steps and possibilities to do more, how to do it and who can be of a support in following initiatives. Working language of the Conference is English. Simultaneous translation to and from Serbian is envisaged during the entire Conference.       

Move. Link. Engage. conference is organized for the 5th time in a row. Gathering amazing experts in different areas, high representatives from domestic, regional and the EU institutions and organizations, local champions of change and decision-makers in civil, public and business sector.  Tackling the most pressing issue each year within the European accession process, the conference covers a variety of topics that correspond with BOS strategic areas. During the conference, speakers and participants are encouraged to use every opportunity to mingle and establish relations between organizations they represent, which in previous years led to successful cooperation on different projects.