Euro-Atlantic integration

European integration in the Western Balkans remains one of the last challenges for building a democratic and united Europe. The prospect of integration into the EU and NATO is a powerful driver of reforms, economic prosperity and rule of law. They represent participation in European decision-making table and guarantees for security.

CEDEM is recognized as an organization strongly promoting Euro-Atlantic values. One of its activities in this area is writing policy proposals and policy briefs on the processs of Montenegro's integration with NATO. In cooperation with foundations Konrad Adenauer (Germany) and Robert Schuman (France), CEDEM organizes an annual regional conference, "European integration of Western Balkan countries - challenges and constraints", which is attended by high-ranking officials, representatives of international organizations and diplomatic corps and the academic community, civil society and media. Representatives of CEDEM are organizers or participants in many panel discussions, presentations and public debates on this topic. Through this department, CEDEM is successfully implementing an educational program on the EU, designed for the best students of the social science faculties in Montenegro.


OtvorenoNATOExecutive Director of CEDEM, Nenad Koprivica, spoke at the conference "Open NATO", organized by the Government of Montenegro on 28 - 30 March in Budva. The conference brought together a significant number of participants from CSOs and the media, as well as distinguished speakers who spoke about current issues related to NATO.

fokusDanijelaCEDEM organized citizens' taskforce meeting aimed on gathering and summarizing citizens' attitudes and opinions with regard to the process of accessing Montenegro to the EU., within the project Enlargement and Citizenship – Looking to the Future.

rose-rothThe 85th Rose-Roth seminar was held in Sarajevo on 18 - 20 March 2014 within the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. This year's seminar's main topic was focused on "security and democratization in the Western Balkans: enhancing stability and promoting reforms."

natoCEDEM representative, Ms. Dženita Brčvak, attended a meeting with Mr. Laurie Walker, Officer for Montenegro in NATO Department of Political Affairs and Security Policy, who will be staying in Montenegro from 10 to 14 March as part of the visit of the  MAP Assessment Team.