NALAS 13th General Assembly, that took place in the Brdo Congress Centre, Slovenia, on 18 April 2018, adopted NALAS Position Paper: EU Strategy for the Western Balkans.

The NALAS Position Paper underlines the unequivocal advocacy in favour of local government involvement in the enlargement process in order to be sustainable and inclusive. Local government participation is in fact absolutely essential. The success of the EU’s enlargement to the Western Balkans will heavily depend on local and regional government extended engagement in the accession process. For EU integration to be successful in time a BOTTOM-UP APPROACH is required for the region. Change processes can only be sustainable and generate the desired impact if they are supported from the local level upwards.

To download the full Position Paper:

NALAS Position Paper on the EU Strategy for the Western Balkans