"Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Ways forward in analyzing External Actors' Influence"
The successful continuation of the third round of the project was officially introduced by a two-day workshop with the project team's regional experts, which was held in Prague on October 7-8, 2022. The focus was placed on external actors' influence, democratic backsliding and current challenges, including the ongoing war in Ukraine. The Balkan experts and PSSI shared the current status of their research and project activities and the main priorities for the upcoming months. All of the 7 team's researchers and the scientific advisor were present.