Seminar

Visions and Wishes for Europe

Simulation game

Simulation game on Europe, its institutions and functioning with young party members from the Western Balkans. The event is organized in cooperation with the Centre for European Studies, Brussels, and the CIVIC Institute for international education.

Details

SATURTDAY | 21. APRIL 2012

until 19.00

Arrival of the participants in Ohrid

20.30

WELCOME DINNER IN THE HOTEL PELA

Anja Czymmeck, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Skopje

Dr. Vasko Naumovski, former Deputy Prime Minister of European Affairs, docent at the Law Faculty “Iustinianus Primus”

Dr. Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic, Centre for European Studies (CES)

SUNDAY | 22. APRIL 2012

10.00

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE SEMINAR

Anja Czymmeck, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Skopje

Holger – Michael Arndt, CIVIC - Institute for Interna-tional Education

Dr. Alexander Burka, CIVIC - Institute for International Education

10.30

TITEL OF THE SPEECH

Dr. Lucia Vesnic-Alujevic, Centre for European Studies (CES)

QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION

Representative of the Secretariat for European Integration

12.00

INTERACTIVE OVERVIEW: SEQUENCE, METHODS AND AIMS OF THE SEMINAR PRESENTATION OF THE PROGRAMME “OUR PICTURE OF EUROPE” FIRST APPROACH TO THE TOPIC OF EUROPE AND EUROPEAN UNION.

Trainers CIVIC - Institute

13.30

Lunch

14.30

A BRIEF OVERVIEW: HISTORY, INSTITUTIONS AND DECISION MAKING PROCESSES – BASIC FACTS ON THE EUROPEAN UNION”

CIVIC - Institute

15.00

STEPS TO THE EUROPEAN ENLARGEMENT PROCESS

CIVIC – Institute

16.00

Coffee break

16.15

INTRODUCTION TO THE ROLE PLAY

“WISHES AND VISIONS FOR EUROPE – FOCUS BALKAN”

CIVIC - Institute

17.00

DISTRIBUTION OF ROLES / QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

INTRODUCTION READING

18.30

START OF THE SIMULATION

19.30

SPEECH OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOLLOWED BY INFORMAL TALKS OF THE ACTORS

21.00

Dinner in Ohrid

MONDAY | 23. APRIL 2012

9.00

FIRST ROUND TABLE OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

CLARIFICATION OF POSITIONS

10.30

PRESS CONFERENCE, QUESTIONS BY THE MEDIA

10.45

Coffee break

11.00

PRESENTATION OF THE ACCESSION APPLICATIONS BY THE CANDIDATE COUNTRIES TO THE EU-COMMISSION, THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT N

13.00

TV AND PRESS REPORTS INTERVIEWS AND RE-PORTS PREPARED BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

13.30

Lunch

14.30

NEGOTIATIONS OF THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT;

FORMAL STATEMENT AND RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE EU-COMMISSION: COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (UNANIMOUSLY) AND EP STATEMENT (WITH ABSOLUTE MAJORITY) DECIDE ON A FORMAL STATEMENT; INSTRUCTION TO THE EU-COMMISSION AND THE PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL TO START THE ACCESSION NEGOTIATIONS

16.30

Coffee break

16.45

NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE CANDIDATE COUNTRIES IN CLOSE CO-OPERATION WITH THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

PART I

18.15

BREAKING NEWS: TV AND PRESS REPORTS

18.30

NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE CANDIDATE COUNTRIES IN CLOSE CO-OPERATION WITH THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

PART II

20.00

PRESS CONFERENCE, QUESTIONS BY THE MEDIA

TV AND PRESS REPORTS

20.30

DINNER AT THE HOTEL

TUESDAY | 24. APRIL 2012

10.00

VOTE ON THE NEGOTIATED ACCESSION TREATIES BY THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS (UNANIMOUSLY) AND EP STATEMENT (WITH ABSOLUTE MAJORITY)

10.30

SIGNING OF THE ACCESSION TREATIES FOLLOWS SPEECHES BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EU-COMMISSION, THE PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL, THE EP AND THE CANDIDATE COUN-TRIES

11.00

END OF THE SIMULATION

11.00

EVALUATION OF AND REFLECTION ON THE RESULTS OF THE SIMULATION

CIVIC - Institute

AWARD OF CERTIFICATES

Anja Czymmeck, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Skopje

11.30

Lunch

12.30

END OF THE SEMINAR AND DEPARTURE OF GUESTS

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Venue

Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia