14.30 – 14.45 Welcome Remarks

  • Irini Vantaraki, Chair, Greek House Davos
  • Konstantinos Foutzopoulos, Executive Director, Thessaloniki Regional Forum


14.45 – 15.00 Opening Keynote Speech

  • Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission, Promoting the European Way of Life


15.00 – 16.15 EU values and lasting, in-depth and irreversible reforms: Rule of law as driving force for stability and economic growth in the Western Balkans.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Albin Kurti, Prime Minister of Kosovo **
  • Ivo Josipovic, f. President, Republic of Croatia
  • Mladen Ivanic, f. Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina
  • Catalin Predoiu, f. Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Romania
  • Dora Bakoyannis, f. Minister of Foreign Affairs, MP, Greece
  • Teuta Vodo, f. Deputy Minister of Justice, Albania
  • Jovan Ratkovic, Senior Fellow, Agora Strategy Institute, Brussels

Moderator: Vassilis Ntousias, Senior International Relations Policy Advisor, Foundation for European Progressive Studies; Academy Associate at Chatham House


16.15 – 16.30 Keynote Video Speech

  • Edi Rama, Prime Minister of Albania


16.30 – 18.00 Working together to facilitate post-Covid economic recovery: How can innovative ecosystems, public-private partnerships and bold investments boost the region’s competitiveness?

Keynote Speakers:

  • Lilyana Pavlova, Vice – President, European Investment Bank
  • Costas Fragogiannis, Deputy Minister for Economic Diplomacy and Openness, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece
  • Ambassador Georgette Mosbacher, Co-Chair, Three Seas Programming, Europe Center, Atlantic Council; f. US Ambassador
  • Barbara Kolm, Vice President, Central Bank of Austria
  • Miloš Cvetanović, State Secretary, Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications, Serbia
  • Leonidas Christopoulos, Secretary General of Digital Governance and Simplification of Procedures, Greece

Moderator: Basil Gavalas, Executive Advisor, Greek House Davos 


18.00 – 20.00 Rebooting the Euro-Atlantic integration of the Balkans: The next steps for a renewed strategic relationship and an effective multilateral cooperation to tackle together today’s regional challenges.

Keynote Speakers:

  • Nikola Dimitrov, Deputy Prime Minister for European Integration, Republic of North Macedonia
  • Djordje Radulovic, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Montenegro
  • Matthew Palmer, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European andEurasian Affairs, US Department of State, USA
  • Ioannis Smyrlis, Secretary General for International Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Greece
  • Vessela Tcherneva, Deputy Director, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), Head of ECFR Sofia
  • Odeta Barbullushi, Advisor to the Prime Minister & National Coordinator for Regional Economic Area, Albania
  • Milica Ristovic Krstic, Ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina to Greece
  • Alexandros Mallias, f. Ambassador of Greece to the USA

Moderator: Sofia Beretanou, journalist, GHD Council member



**: This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244(1999) and the ICJ
Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence