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The situation with Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in times of Health crisis and their upcoming Challenges

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I. Regional Political Women Academy – Women from the KAS Partner Parties from the Region together for Equal Representation in Politics

with participation of Ms Doris Pack, President of EPP Women
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) in cooperation with the Women Union of VMRO-DPMNE is organizing the I. Regional Political Women Academy – Women from the KAS Partner Parties from the Region together for Equal Representation in Politics.

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Political Academy 2020: Strengthening the Capacity for Successful Political Management

In organization of Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Institute for Social Research – MK91
This year Political Academy for party members is designed as a combination of civic and political education. Its main purpose is to strengthen the knowledge and roles of party members with a clear vision for the progress of the country based on the main values of freedom, justice, solidarity and subsidiarity. The Academy will bring together members of VMRO-DPMNE who strive for a democratic, transparent and efficient party policy that is close to its citizens and that wants to see the country as a member of the European family through the promotion of an efficient policy.

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Political Academy 2019: Strengthening the Capacity of Future Leaders

In organization of Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Institute for Social Research – MK91
This year Political Academy for party members is designed as a combination of civic and political education as well as training for social media and political communication. Its main purpose is to strengthen the knowledge and roles of party members with a clear vision for the progress of the country based on the main values of freedom, justice, solidarity and subsidiarity. The Academy will bring together members of the Youth Forces Union of VMRO-DPMNE who strive for a democratic, transparent and efficient party policy that is close to its citizens and that wants to see the country as a member of the European family through the promotion of an efficient policy.

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The Women Voice in the Parliamentary Group - Professionalizing the Work of Women Parliamentarians

As part of our activities to straighten the Macedonian parliamentary democracy and the pluralism, the KAS is organizing a one-day workshop for the women MPs of the VMRO-DPMNE parliamentary group. The initiative aims to support women parliamentarians in their efforts to undertake more active role in the executive governance and to introduce gender equality and women rights policies in the parliament.

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Workshop: Professionalism in Online Media - Challenges, Opportunities and Practices

Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in cooperation with the Association of Journalists of Macedonia (AJM) are organizing workshop titled “Professionalism in Online Media - Challenges, Opportunities and Practices” which will be held in Ohrid. Very important factor in the self-regulation system is the media to respect the ethical standards during their work. In this direction, the best ethical practices will be presented to participants during the workshop and through a debate the best and final criteria for selecting online media that can join the Register of professional online media will be identified. This register will be created by the AJM, the Council of Media Ethics and the Chamber of Commerce. The selected trainers for the workshop are very experienced on these topics and their knowledge in ethical reporting and media self-regulation as well as legal aspects in which media operate can help online media to improve their knowledge how to work better in this legal framework. Taking this into consideration the final goal of this workshop is to have even more professional media, to make a clear difference between professional and unprofessional media, and finally to have a better informed public. Having this in mind, the whole process should help to regain the trust of the public in the media.

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III Macedonian-German Forum

"Enlargement Prospects after the European Council? Role of the Assembly in the EU Accession Process of North Macedonia and Relations with the European Parliament"
In organization of Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis”-Skopje

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Dialogue for Cooperation in the Field of European Integration and Accession Negotiations

Considering the lack of expertise, which North Macedonia lacks in regards to the Accession Negotiations, it is of key importance that the country utilizes regional expertise. In this context country which has successfully finalized this process in more recent history is Bulgaria. Keeping in mind the new positive dynamic of the bilateral relationship between the two countries Bulgarian experts could be used to spur the process of EU integration by providing significant know-how and knowledge. The aim of this event is to open a table of dialogue which includes academia, experts, politicians, journalists and representatives of NGO’s aiming to boost North Macedonia’s capacity for negotiation once the process initiates.

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Regional School Security 2019

HYBRID THREATS AND THEIR IMPACT ON DEMOCRACY – POSSIBILITIES FOR REGIONAL COOPERATION
In cooperation with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies from Brussels (WMCES) The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together with the Faculty of Security-Skopje and the Center for Research and Policy Making organizes the Regional School Security 2019. The initiative involves students and professors from the Faculty of Security-Skopje, the Macedonia University from Thessaloniki and the Ss. Clement Ohridski University-Sofia. By tackling topics which are of common interest, the project aims to straighten cooperation and exchange between countries of the region, especially between youngsters, future experts and stakeholders. At the same time, the cooperation and exchange between the universities from North Macedonia, Bulgaria and Greece will serve as a positive example to politics and should positively reflect the bilateral and multilateral relations between the countries in the region.

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I. Regional Political Youth Academy - Challenges to European Democracy

in cooperation with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies from Brussels
There are many organizations that bring young people from the region together. However, there is no initiative that connects the leadership of the political youth organizations of the KAS partner parties in the region. It is important to understand that these people will lead the countries in the next couple of decades. Because of this they need to get to know their region in terms of economy, society, energy, security etc. The main objective of this Regional Political Youth Academy is to create contacts between the young leaders belonging to the EPP family and to encourage them to think through the prism of the whole region and in the spirit of Euro-Atlantic friendship and values. The topics discussed during the academy will refer to Challenges to European Democracy, the Future of Enlargement and Neighborhood Policy, the Future of the Transatlantic Relations and Security, Economy, Cultural Exchange, Regional Cooperation and etc.

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Besuch von mazedonischen Abgeordneten und ihrer Mitarbeiter in Berlin

by Henri Bohnet

Das Auslandsbüro Mazedonien der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung hat in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Team-Inlandsprogramme vom 5.-9. Juli ein Studien- und Dialogprogramm für konservative Parlamentsabgeordnete und ihre politischen Mitarbeiter durchgeführt. Während ihres erstmaligen Aufenthalts in Berlin konnten die mazedonischen Teilnehmer unter Führung der Fraktionsvorsitzenden der Regierungspartei VMRO-DPMNE grundlegende Einblicke in das parlamentarische System Deutschlands und in den politischen Alltag von Bundestagsabgeordneten gewinnen.

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Der Berlin-Prozess und danach

Regionale Integration und der EU-Annäherungsprozess auf dem Westbalkan
Am 12. Juli 2017 findet in Triest die 4. Konferenz zum Westlichen Balkan im Rahmen des sogenannten Berlin-Prozesses statt. Diese Konferenz wird dabei ganz unter dem Eindruck der vielfältigen innerstaatlichen und zwischenstaatlichen Herausforderungen auf dem Westbalkan stehen. Im Vorfeld des Gipfels von Triest lud die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung am 8. Mai in Berlin zu einem Westbalkan-Diskussionsforum auf Ebene der in Berlin ansässigen Botschafter der beteiligten Länder ein.

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Eine glaubwürdige Beitrittsperspektive für den Westbalkan – eine Bilanz zwischen den Gipfeltreffen in Sofia und London

Westbalkan-Botschafterkonferenz
Bereits am 17. Mai trafen die Staats- und Regierungschefs der EU auf dem Gipfel von Sofia erstmalig seit 15 Jahren wieder mit ihren Amtskollegen aus dem Westbalkan zusammen und verständigten sich auf die Erklärung von Sofia, welche die uneingeschränkte Unterstützung der EU-Staaten für die europäische Perspektive des Westbalkans bekräftigte. Am 10. Juli 2018 findet dann in London die 5. Konferenz zum Westlichen Balkan im Rahmen des sogenannten Berlin-Prozesses statt. Zwischen diesen beiden Gipfeln lud die Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung am 25. Juni in Berlin zur Westbalkan-Botschafterkonferenz ein.

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Elections and Governance

Implementing Democracy in Macedonia and in Europe
Rundtischgespräch

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EU-Finanzinstrumente – wichtig für Klein- und mittlere Unternehmen

by Henri Bohnet

An dem 12. Expertenforum tauschten politische und wirtschaftliche Entscheidungsträger Erfahrungen mit Experten aus Bildung und Wirtschaft aus. Warum EU-Finanzmittel für die kleinen und mittleren Unternehmen wichtig sind, wo die Probleme liegen und was die Unternehmer darüber denken, wurde am 29.11.2010 besprochen.

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International Conference on Protecting Human and Minority Rights in Europe held

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung organized an International conference “Protecting Human Rights and Minority Rights in Europe” on 10 September 2008 in Skopje. The exchange of ideas and different experiences from the point of view of the Ombudsman institutions from Macedonia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo, Montenegro Serbia, Croatia, Romania, as well from the representavive of the German Bundestag brought the role and challenges of these human rights „defenders“ nearer to the public. During the discussion, the participants presented the best practice models of protecting human rights and the rights of the national minorities by explaining the mandate, functions and powers of Ombudsman institutions, the status of minorities in the context of international standards and EU-integration and the experiences and challenges in the defence of human rights from the cooperation with the police and armed forces. The Vice-Prime Minister for implementation of the Framework agreement, Mr. Abdilakim Ademi and the deputy minister for Labour and Social Policy in the Republic of Macedonia, Mr. Spiro Ristovski elaborated the importance of protecting the human and minority rights as one the main responsibilities for a democratic and stable society. As an outcome of the conference several problems and challenges were identified by the participants: the integration of the Roma minorities in society, the need of a stronger parliament as a natural “ally” of the Ombudsman, better effort at preventing human rights violation through comprehensive training and education programs for state officials, police, but also for children and vulnerable groups, as well as the strengthening of the Ombudsman institutions themselves in the face of state authorities. The protection of the human and minority rights is a two-sided process, since the protected people learn how to trust the institutions, respect diversity and the State guarantees the safety of every citizen.

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Internationales KAS-Stipendiatentreffen in Ohrid

Mazedonier und Albaner, Serben und Kosovaren, Rumänen und Bulgaren diskutieren für Europa
Seit sieben Jahren führen die Auslandsbüros in Südosteuropa ein jährliches regionales Stipendiatentreffen unter Teilnahme auch deutscher KAS-Stipendiaten durch. In diesem Jahr wurde das Treffen am Ort seiner ersten Austragung in Ohrid, Mazedonien organisiert. Rund 100 KAS-Stipendiaten aus neun Ländern diskutierten aus Anlass des Jubiläums der deutschen Wiedervereinigung über Herausforderungen und Perspektiven des europäischen Einigungsprozesses in der Region des Balkan – und stärkten die persönlichen Kontakte untereinander.

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Jubiläumspublikation des KAS-Rechtsstaatsprogramm

by Stefanie Ricarda Roos

Fachgespräch zum Auftakt einer Veranstaltungsreihe
„Das Thema Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit betrifft jeden, der sich politisch engagiert“. Mit diesen Worten hat die Botschafterin der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Mazedonien, Ulrike Maria Knotz, ihr Grußwort im Rahmen des Fachgesprächs „Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit“ eröffnet, das das Rechtsstaatsprogramm Südosteuropa der KAS mit dem Verfassungsgericht der Republik Mazedonien in Skopje (Mazedonien) am 25.09.2009 ausgerichtet hat. Das Fachgespräch fand im Rahmen der von der Deutschen Botschaft und dem Goethe-Institut organisierten Deutschlandwochen statt.

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Mazedonische und griechische Studenten diskutieren

Ein Dialog abseits von politischen Konflikten ist möglich
Bereits seit fünf Jahren führt das Auslandsbüro Mazedonien der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Zusammenarbeit mit der Stiftung „Borjan Tanevski“ und dem „American College of Thessaloniki“ regelmäßig Veranstaltungen für mazedonische und griechische Studenten durch, um jenseits der politischen Auseinandersetzungen über den Namensstreit zivilgesellschaftliche Kontakte zwischen den beiden Nachbarländern zu fördern.

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Mazedonischer Außenminister zu Gast bei der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung

Am 06. September empfing der stellvertretende Generalsekretär der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Dr. Gerhard Wahlers, den mazedonischen Außenminister Nikola Dimitrov und eine hochrangige Delegation Mitarbeiter seines Ministeriums zum bilateralen Austausch.