Two decades since the beginning of normalization of relations between the Dayton signatories. Two decades of the Igman Initiative.
This year marked two-round anniversaries – two decades since the beginning of the normalization of relations between the countries of the Dayton Agreement and twenty years of existence of the Igman Initiative, as the oldest regional network in the region. Both anniversaries were marked at a conference held in Belgrade on June 20, 2020. Presenting the expert report on two decades since the beginning of normalization of relations between the Dayton Four, its authors Zlatko Dizdarević and Dragan Djukanović stated that a „full circle“ was made in the relations between the four countries during that time, so regression, through the beginning of normalization, led to regression again. Within this topic, Jelica Minić spoke about the cooperation of the countries of the region during the COVID-19 pandemic and stated that despite the general situation during the pandemic, there were also bright examples of mutual cooperation and solidarity.
Within the topic „Challenges of Democracy in the Region in the Twenty Thousand and Twenties“, prof. dr Jovan Komšić, political scientist, prof. dr Dubravka Stojanović, Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade and prof. Dr. Ivan Vujacic, President of the Forum for International Relations of the European Movement in Serbia, participated as panelists.
At the end of the conference, on the occasion of marking the two decades of the Igman Initiative, the Book “A Two Decade Long March” was promoted, whose author is Aleksandar Popov, co-president of the Igman Initiative for Serbia. Beside the book promotion, the Former President of Croatia Stjepan Mesić, Foreign Policy Adviser Tomislav Jakić, Co-president of the Igman Initiative for B&H Vehid Šehić and the book author Aleksandar Popov discussed the book and the previously mentioned jubilee.