1st General Assembly

Dear WBAA member,

We are happy to announce that the 1st General Assembly of the Western Balkans Alumni Association will take place in Tirana, Albania, on 15-16 March 2019, and will start with a welcome reception and dinner on 14 March at the MAK Albania Hotel.

The 1st WBAA General Assembly will bring together close to 150 of the most motivated WBAA members from across the region. Over the span of two days, you will receive an update on the current state and progress of the association and engage in various sessions and cultural activities which should help you make new connections and support WBAA in shaping its future development. More information will follow once your registration is completed.

As you have been invited to take part in the 1st General Assembly this webpage shall help you navigate through the logistical and content related parts.
All updated information on agenda, logistical details etc can be found on this page.

Presentations of General Assembly

In the following you can find and download all presentations that were shown during the General Assembly.

Thank you once again for your active participation. We are looking forward to meet you n one of the future WBAA activities.

1. Retrospective

2. Statue and Mission

3. Membership

4. First six project

5. WBAAteam Academic and Career D

6. WBAAteam Communication and IT

7. WBAAteam Research

8. Annual Agenda

9. Presentation of online community

10. Projects call and facts


Please follow the link that you received from Cecoforma.

Thank you!


1st General Assembly Programme

Download agenda (PDF)


MAK Albania Hotel
The five stars hotel offering state of the art meeting facilities and service in the city. Conveniently located in the downtown area and in close proximity to the Palace of Congresses, The Presidential Palace and the National Park.

The MAK ALBANIA HOTEL is regarded as the city’s most distinguished high profile Meeting and Congress for private companies and social events that create memories to remember for a lifetime experience.

Central Tirana can be reached within a 10-minute walk, and “Mother of Teresa” Tirana International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

Address: Sheshi Italia, Tirana, ALBANIA


Tirana – The panoramic view of the national park of Tirana and the immediate connection with the town gives the opportunity for a short stroll away from Presidential Palace, Prime Minister’s building, Archeological Museum, Art Gallery and lots of embassies.
The venuie of the General Assembly is also conveniently located in the downtown area and in close proximity to The Presidential Palace, The Palace of Congresses, Skanderbeg Square with Et’hem Bey Mosque, Clock Tower, the National Historic Museum, National Art Gallery, Bazaar, Tirana Mosaic of 3rd century AC, and the National Park and Lake of Tirana

Travel – Getting to the 1st General Assembly

For sponsored participant by EC:

Important: Private buses will be organised for the transportation of participants from Kosovo*, Montenegro and North Macedonia. The buses will leave from each capital city in the afternoon of 14 March, in order to arrive in Tirana in time for dinner at 19:00. Please select “Travel by bus” in the list of the registration form below to secure a seat. The detailed itinerary and schedule will be communicated to you after your registration.

No private buses will be organised for participants coming from other countries (namely Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia). Participants should choose their preferred travel option among the following: plane/car/train or public bus/none.

The same applies to participants coming from one of the European countries.

* 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.

For Self-funded participants:

Please note that you are responsible for making your own travel and accommodation arrangements, which will not be covered by the European Commission.

The General Assembly will take place at MAK Albania Hotel in Tirana, from 15 to 16 March 2019. It will start with dinner on Thursday 14 March at 19:00 in the restaurant of the hotel. The event will end on Saturday, 16 March around 13:30.

We recommend booking your travel arrangements accordingly.


We are excited to meet you at the 1st General Assembly in Tirana!

If you have general questions about WBAA (Western Balkans Alumni Association) and the 1st General Assembly please visit: www.western-balkans-alumni.eu or write to info@western-balkans-alumni.eu 

For logistical questions please contact cecoforma: Hibo.Ip@cecoforma.com

For questions regarding content and agenda please contact the Community Manager: service@western-balkans-alumni.eu

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