Events - North Macedonia Office
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Strengthening the capacities of High School Teachers
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation together with the NGO LEAD is organising a three month program for Strengthening the capacities of High School Teachers. The program is approved by the Ministry of science and education of Republic of North Macedonia.
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Hurdling on 3, 6 and 9. Towards an unconditional recommendation?
Monitoring the implementation of the second three months of the 3-6-9 Plan
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Institute of Democracy "Societas Civilis" - Skopje follows the implementation of the reform plan 3-6-9. The second report is intended for the second three months of the implementation of the plan and was publicly presented on the 5th of March.
SUPPORT FOR RESOLVING THE NAME ISSUE
Macedonian delegation received by Hans-Gert Pöttering
On February 21st, Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering, former Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and former President of the European Parliament, received Macedonian Deputy Prime Minister Bujar Osmani and Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Dimitrov for confidential talks.
ETHICAL NORMS IN JOURNALISM
Konrad Adenauer Foundation in partnership with The Association of Journalists of Macedonia held a two-day training between the 8th and 10th of February, titled: “The Practice of the European Court of Human Rights and the Public Prosecution of Macedonia with cases of media freedom“.
REFORMS IN THE JUDICIARY SYSTEM IN THE REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
Promotion of Publication
Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Institute for Democracy "Societas Civilis" - Skopje (IDSCS) promoted two publications "Judicial reforms in the Republic of Macedonia: changes without reforms? and "The Constitutional Court Lost in the Judicial Reforms".
On 18th December 20, the second Inter-religious classroom took place for the students from the Orthodox Faculty and Faculty of Islamic Sciences on the topic of “The use of religion in the political campaigns”
THE PRESENCE OF RELIGION IN POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS
On 18th of December in Skopje, KAS in cooperation with the Institute for Political Research-Skopje and the web-portal Religija.mk promoted the research for the use of religion in political campaigns.
YOUNG LEADERS ACADEMY
From 14-17 December in Skopje, KAS in cooperation EDS (European Democratic Students), the official student organization of the European People’s Party, the Youth Forces Union of VMRO-DPMNE, the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies organized the Young Leaders Academy under the title “The role of the dialogue in building stronger societies”.
CELEBRATION OF 25 YEARS MACEDONIAN-GERMAN COOPERATION
On the 6th of December 2017 under the patronage of the German Embassy in Skopje a special event was organized to mark the 25th anniversary of successful cooperation between Macedonia and Germany.
Fostering dialogue and cooperation
Inter-religious classroom for the second generation of theology students from the Orthodox Faculty and the Faculty for Islamic Science was organized on November 27th in Skopje.
STRENGTHENING THE STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING PROCESSES
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with Association LEAD on 20.11.2017 organized the Conference for strengthening the student participation in decision making in the secondary schools in Macedonia.
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