“Europeanization of the Western Balkans and Its Role in Growth and Development” Summer School at IUS


Assistant Professor Dr. Dženita Šiljak and Assistant Professor Dr. Kristian L. Nielsen from the Faculty of Business and Administration (FBA)  organized a summer school at the International University of Sarajevo (IUS) between June 27 and July 1, 2022, as part of the project “Europeanization of the Western Balkans and Its Role in Growth and Development” funded by the Ministry of Science, Higher Education and Youth of Sarajevo Canton.

Students from both inside and outside IUS participated and learned extensively about Europeanization from both political and economic perspectives. During the summer school several IUS professors and associates from different disciplines participated, giving presentations within their areas of expertise: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Joseph J. Kaminski, Asst. Prof. Dr. Edib Smolo, Asst. Prof. Dr. Jahja Muhasilović, Asst. Prof. Dr. Ena Kazić-Cakar, and project member and publication editor Sally Heier. Attendees had an opportunity to meet Prof. Dr. Viktoria Endrodi-Kovacs, from Corvinus University Budapest, who lectured on the integration of CEE countries, and the lessons to be drawn for the Western Balkans.

The summer school will conclude with students writing essays on their views of the opportunities, problems, and obstacles the Western Balkan states have been facing on their path towards EU membership. More information can be found at www.ewb.ba.