Open lecture: “Western Balkans and EU assistance: The Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA3)”

Venue: Institute of European Studies, University of Tirana (and online on Zoom link)

Time: 16:30 – 18:00

On April 19th 2022, an open lecture will be organised in the framework of the Jean Monnet Chair project (OwnEU) at the Institute of European Studies. The main topic of the lecture is EU assistance in the Western Balkans, with a particular focus on the Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA3). Our guest lecturer for the event will be Dr. Aleksandar Andrija Pejović, former Chief Negotiator of Montenegro (2011-2018) and former National Coordinator for IPA (2012-2018).

After a first introductory part from the Jean Monnet chair of the project on main aspects of EU assistance in the region, from a historical perspective, the presentation of Dr. Pejović will be focused on IPA3, the new programme for the upcoming years. The lecture will discuss characteristics and changes with previous instruments, and explain its expected impact in the Western Balkans. Participants will be informed and will have the opportunity to ask and discuss regarding IPA3, especially in relation to its significance for the EU accession process of Albania.

The event is open to everyone interested. To join the meeting online, please use this link.

If you wish to attend the event in person, please write to for confirmation.