FoRLED 2023

5th Edition of the Western Balkans Forum for Regional and Local Economic Development

ON December 15, 2023, CRLDS-Center for European Policy Studies for Regional and Local Development in cooperation with Vlora District Council, Vlora Municipality, Ismail Qemali University of Vlora as well as the European Academy of Regions will organize the "Conference: Green Transition and Digital in the countries of the Western Balkans". The role of regions and cities. Green Agenda for the Western Balkans", which will be organized in cooperation with the EU4GREEN project as part of the 5th Edition of the Western Balkans Forum for Regional and Local Economic Development.

The purpose of the Forum is to bring together researchers, academics, the private sector, civil society and policy makers from the Western Balkans in order to create knowledge exchange and discussion of issues surrounding regional and local development research and policies, to challenge models and existing discourses of regional and local economic development, to address current challenges and offer solutions for the better.

If anyone is interested in attending, we would be delighted to have you as a part of FoRLED 2023.

If anyone would like to attend as a speaker or panelist, the plenary sessions of the conference (in person, online or recorded) or if you have cases of good practices from Municipalities, the private sector, academia or civil society in the field of digital and green developments in any sector, including public administration at the local level, to be promoted in the FoRLED column: "Be inspired by their work!", you can write to us at

As a participant you can register directly on the site:

Your participation would affect the quality of the forum discussion.

Thank you for considering this open invitation and please let us know your decision. 

FoRLED 2023