The panel on EU Enlargement, Cooperation with the Western Balkans and Redefinition of Schengen Area featured an intruction by Profs. Gaspare Dalia e Anna Oriolo as well as relations by Prof. Teresa Russo (EU-Western Balkans Cooperation, Enlargement and Security: Challenges and Perspectives), Prof. Ana Nikodinovska Krstevska (L’allargamento dell’UE nei Balcani occidentali: un’equazione a due incognite/EU Enlargement in the Western Balkans: An Equation with Two Unknowns), Prof. Valentina Ranaldi (Gli accordi sullo status tra l’Unione europea e i Paesi dei Balcani occidentali per le azioni dell’Agenzia europea della guardia di frontiera e costiera/The Status Agreements Between the European Union and the Western Balkans Countries on Actions Carried out by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency) and Anna Brambilla (L’attuale situazione dell’Area Schengen ed il rispetto dei diritti umani nei controlli alla frontiera terrestre/The State of Play of the Schengen Area and the Respect of Human Rights in Land Border Control).

We feel thankful towards our speakers for their excellent contribution in the discussion concerning the EU enlargement linked to the cooperation with the Western Balkans and the redefinition of Schengen area!