Regional Workshop “Migration and Development in the Western Balkans”

Regional Workshop
“Migration and Development IN THE WESTERN BALKANS”
ACSER, Albania
Analytica, Macedonia
Cedar, Bosnia-Herzegovina

Elbasan, 16 December 2013
Hotel Univers

Working language: English

9.30 Registration of participants

10.00 Welcome Remarks
Edlira Narazani, Project Coordinator, ACSER

Merita Xhumari, University of Tirana
Employment policies and its strategic planning for 2013-2020 in Albania

Panel 1: 10.30-12.30
The RRPP Project: The Impact of Migration on Women Empowerment in Western Balkan Countries, Moderator: Teuta Saka
Edlira Narazani, ACSER
“Project Presentation”
Sanela Basic, CEDAR
Focus groups results in BiH
Zyhra Bedalli, ACSER
Focus groups results in Albania
Admir Brava, Analytica
Focus groups results in Macedonia


Panel 2: 14.30-16.30 Migration in the Balkans
Moderator: Zyhra Bedalli

Laetitia Duval, Université François-Rabelais de Tours
Longitudinal evidence on financial expectations in Albania: Do remittances matter?

Teuta Saka, ACSER
The Effects of migration on child growth in Albania and Macedonia
Lejla Kamenjas, CEDAR
The impact of remittances on poverty, inequality and self-employment in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Concluding remarks
Edlira Narazani, ACSER


Final Invitation Workshop
Supported by the the Regional Research Promotion Programme Project for the Western
Balkans (RRPP) of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, the Albanian
Centre for Socio-Economic Reasearch (ACSER) together with the Macedonian Research
Centre Analytica and the Center for Economic Development and Research (CEDAR) from
Sarajevo were granted the project “Impact of Migration on Women Empowerment in Western
Balkan Countries”. This project is coming to an end after 16 months.
On behalf of the project partners, ACSER has the pleasure to invite you to the final event
“Migration and Development in the Western Balkans“ taking place
in Elbasan, Albania on 16th December 2013
Hotel Univers

You find out more about the workshop programme in the attached Agenda.
In addition, the workshop aims to stimulate the debate on the topic of migration and
development in the Balkan region bringing together international and regional keynote
speakers who are experts and have contributed in this field.
For participants outside Elbasan, travel and accommodation costs will be covered and for
students who participate to this event certificate of attendance will be delivered. The
language of the workshop is English and interpretation English-Albanian will be provided.
Please confirm your participation by 10 December 2013 at the latest by briefly replying to
the email info@acser-albania.org.
Looking forward to your reply,
Edlira Narazani,
Project leader, ACSER

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