BOOST Launch Conference Report

The International Conference “BOOST: Balkans for Optimising Opportunities, Sustainability, and Transformation of Civil Society” was held on April 29-30, 2024, in Tirana, Albania. This report offers a summary and insights into the event which marked the launch of the BOOST initiative, aimed at promoting democratic, economic, and social development in the Western Balkans.

Coordinated by ALDA and funded by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD), the conference brought together over sixty participants, including CSO representatives, government officials, diplomats, and experts from the region.

The report highlights the key messages of speakers including Ms. Anuela Ristani, Deputy Mayor of Tirana, Ms. Marie Augouy, Programme Manager of the EU Delegation to Albania, and Mr. Troccaz Renè, Special envoy for the Western Balkans of France, who discussed strategies for regional cooperation and sustainability.