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

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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Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in cooperation with the European Movement of Macedonia celebrated Europe Day with a series of events.

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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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Political Parties and Interest Groups

Since the opening of the representative office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in 2000, there was a significant number of activities that were aimed to contribute to further improvement of the overall circumstances in the country. In this regard, the cooperation with the academic community has been a particular imperative for us and we find this support in the publishing of this book as another step in this direction. We hope that this book will expand the knowledge of students, academics from all higher education institutions in the country, as well as all others interested in the topic.

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The toolkit for prevention of corruption in the local administration was promoted

Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Macedonian Young Lawyer Association (MYLA) in cooperation with the Ministry of Information Society and Administration developed a toolkit for prevention of corruption in the local administration which was promoted on 19.04.2017 in the public.

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The European Union sixty years after the Treaty of Rome: Is Macedonia on the right way?

On the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the European Movement of Macedonia in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation organized the Panel discussion posing the question: Is Macedonia on the right road?

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Regional Winter School for Security 2017

The KAS together with the Faculty of Security-Skopje and the Center for Research and Policy Making organized the Regional Winter School Security 2017. The project was as well supported by our partner from Brussels, the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies.

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The second Interreligious classroom took place among the students from the Faculties of Orthodox Theology and Islamic Sc

On 14.03.2017 in h. Marriott in Skopje the second Inter-religious classroom took place on the topic: The perception of the citizens about religion and its role in the multi religious societies.

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Promotion of research of the public opinion about the EU

On the 17th of February the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation in cooperation with the Institute for Democracy “Societas Civilis” held a press conference for promoting two public opinion researches

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Self regulation as a basic precondition for a free media

From the 2nd until 4th of March in hotel Sirius – Strumica the workshop for self-regulation as a basic precondition for free media was held.

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“Climate Change and Green Economy – How should the Education System Adapt?”

International Conference
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung together with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies from Brussels and the environmental NGO Go Green Skopje organized an international conference on the topic “Climate Change and Green Economy – How should the Education System Adapt?”.