On 19-20 May, EAST research fellow Andrei Yeliseyeu took part at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Western Balkans Migration Network “Migration in the Western Balkans: What do we know?”. The conference, held at the International Burch University in Sarajevo, gathered more than 60 participants from 20 countries of the Western Balkans, the EU and beyond.
Andrei Yeliseyeu presented his research on local border traffic regimes at the EU’s external borders, commissioned by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs. Other keynote speakers at the conference included Prof. Russell King (University of Sussex, UK), Prof. Aija Lulle (University of Latvia), Dr. Ferruccio Pastore (FIERI Institute, Turin), Tanja Dedovic (IOM, Vienna), Dušan Drbohlav (Charles University, Prague), and Dr Natasa Gregoric Bon (Institute of Anthropological and Spatial Studies, Ljubljana.
The Western Balkans Migration Network (WB-MIGNET) was set up in early 2015 by think tanks from 7 WB countries. The conference was supported by the Central European Initiative, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and BiH Ministry for Human Rights and Refugees.