Thursday, 05 June 2014 09:56

Balkan Regional Chevening Forum 2014

The first Balkan Regional Chevening Forum ‘Knowledge Shaping the Region’ in Montenegro will take place in Splendid Hotel, Budva, 26-28 September. H.E. Mr Ranko Krivokapić, President of the Parliament of Montenegro, as one of the most prominent British scholars in Montenegro, and H.E. Ambassador Ian Whitting, British Ambassador to Montenegro, will open the Conference.

The UK Alumni Association of Montenegro (MAUK) organises this Forum to mark the celebration of the 30th Chevening Anniversary world-wide and 20th Anniversary in Montenegro. The Regional Chevening Forum is an opportunity to gather regional UK alumni experience and knowledge with the aim of exchanging opinions Anniversary on various challenges and barriers that Western Balkans is facing, such as brain drain,visa regime barriers for our region, limited business exchange with the UK, and the need to improve cultural and social ties between the region and the UK.

At the same time, it represents an opportunity to promote and highlight all the benefits that the Chevening Scholarship programme provides, which is one of the central activities within MAUK mission. One of the main aims of this Forum is to create a strong and valuable regional Chevening alumni network.