21st Working group on the Western Balkans  
One of the key objectives of the working group is to provide effective political inputs for the European CoR's overall consultative work. Regarding enlargement policy, the group's members will debate with the CoR rapporteur on the European Commission's annual "Enlargement Package". These views can contribute to the CoR internal political debate, namely by forwarding political recommendations to the Bureau, CIVEX and CoR opinions. Furthermore, the group members will foster permanent dialogue with political representatives from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Kosovo, and observe the reform process in these countries, and in particular the specific reforms related to decentralisation and the negotiation of chapters related to local/regional authorities.

Organizer: Committee of the Regions