Seminar

Visions and Wishes for Europe

Simulation game

Simulation game for young people aged 16 - 20 years on Europe, its institutions and functioning. The seminar is organized in cooperation with CIVIC Institute for international education.

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THURSDAY |19. APRIL 2012

until 16.00

Arrival of the participants in Prizren

17.00 – 17.30

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE SEMINAR

Anja Czymmeck, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Walter Happel SJ, Director of the Loyola-Gymnasium, Priz-ren

Holger – Michael Arndt, CIVIC - Institute for International Education

Patrick Schmelcher, EU Liasion Office Prishtina (tbi)

Introduction speech on

KOSOVO AS A PART OF EUROPE

Dardan Sardiu, Former IPS Scholar of the German Bundestag

17.30 – 20.30

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.

Holger – Michael Arndt, CIVIC - Institute for International Education

Dr. Alexander Burka, CIVIC - Institute for International Education

Questions and discussion

20.30 – 21.30

Dinner

FRIDAY | 20. APRIL 2012

08.00 – 08.30

Breakfast

09.00 – 10.00

INTERACTIVE ADVENTURE TOUR: “HISTORY, INSTITUTIONS AND DECISION MAKING PROCESSES – BASIC FACTS ON EUROPEAN UNION”

Holger – Michael Arndt, CIVIC - Institute for International Education

Dr. Alexander Burka, CIVIC - Institute for International Education

10.00 – 10.30

A VISIT IN BRUSSELS: ALL ABOUT EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS

Dr. Alexander Burka, CIVIC - Institute for International Education

10.30 – 11.00

INTRODUCTION TO THE EUROPEAN ENLARGEMENT PROCESS

Holger-Michael Arndt, CIVIC – Institute for International Education

11.00 – 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 – 12.00

INTRODUCTION TO THE ROLE PLAY

“WISHES AND VISIONS – FOCUS BALKAN”

Holger-Michael Arndt, CIVIC - Institute

Dr. Alexander Burka, CIVIC - Institute

12.00 – 13.00

DISTRUBUTION OF ROLES / QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS / IDTRODUCTURY READING

13.30 – 14.30

Lunch

14.30

START OF THE SIMULATION

14.30 – 15.00

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

15.30 – 16.00

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

CLARIFICATION OF POSITIONS

16.00 – 16.30

PRESS CONFERENCE, QUESTIONS BY THE MEDIA

16.30 – 17.00

Coffee break

17.00 – 19.00

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

PART I

19.00 – 19.30

PRESS CONFERENCE, QUESTIONS BY THE MEDIA

20.00

Departure for Prizren

21.30 – 23.00

Dinner in Prizren or evening programme at the ALG

SATURDAY | 21. APRIL 2012

08.00 – 08.30

Breakfast

09.00 – 10.30

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

PART II

10.30 – 11.00

TV AND PRESS REPORTS INTERVIEWS AND REPORTS PREPARED BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE MEDIA

11.00 – 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 – 12.15

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

12.15 – 13.00

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

PART I

13.00 – 14.00

Lunch

14.00 – 15.30

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

PART II

15.30 – 15.45

TV AND PRESS REPORTS

15.45 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 – 17.00

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

17.00 – 18.00

SIGNING OF THE ACCESSION TREATIES FOLLOWS

SPEECHES BY REPRESENTATIVES OF THE EU-COMMISSION, THE PRESIDENCY OF THE COUNCIL, THE EP AND THE CANDIDATE COUNTRIES

18.00 – 18.30

TV AND PRESS REPORTS

END OF THE SIMULATION

18.30

EVALUATION OF AND REFLECTION ON THE RESULTS OF THE SIMULATION

Holger-Michael Arndt, CIVIC - Institute

Dr. Alexander Burka, CIVIC - Institute

AWARD OF CERTIFICATES AND FINAL REMARKS

Anja Czymmeck, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Skopje

Walter Happel, ALG

19.00 – 21.00

Dinner in Prizren or evening programme at the ALG

SUNDAY | 22. APRIL 2012

08.30 – 09.30

Breakfast

09.30

DEPARTURE TO SKOPJE

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Venue

Prizren, Kosovo, Loyola Gymnasium

Participants Shaping the Future of Europe