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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Visit of the Youth Organisation of the CSU party from the Upper Franconia region in Bavaria, Germany

The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung was a host of the Youth Organisation of the CSU party from the Upper Franconia region in Bavaria, Germany.

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Mr.Thorsten Frei visited Macedonia

The Member of the German Bundestag from the CDU party, Mr. Thorsten Frei visited Macedonia, at the invitation of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Office in Skopje.

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Meeting with members of the German Bundestag

Mr. Johannes D. Rey met with two members of the German Bundestag, Mr. Jürgen Klimke and Mr. Alois Karl who were attending the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Autumn Meeting in Skopje.

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Florian Feyerabend visited Macedonia

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation Office in Macedonia hosted the Desk Officer for Western Balkans and South Eastern Europe at KAS headquarters in Berlin, Mr. Florian Feyerabend.

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“Religion, Ethnicity and Nationalism”

Regional Summer School
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the University ”Euro-Balkan” - Skopje and the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies organized the third summer school “Religion, Ethnicity and Nationalism” from 12.-16. September in Struga, Macedonia.

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"European Values and Security Challenges in the Migration and Refugee Crisis – A Perspective from the Civil Society"

international conference
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, together with its partner, the European Movement in the Republic of Macedonia and in cooperation with the Institute for Geostrategic Research and Foreign Policy (IGRFP) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia and the Central European Initiative (CEI) Cooperation Fund supported the organization of the International Conference.

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“Effects of global terrorism and radicalism for Macedonia and the region”

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation from 22-24th July in Ohrid organized a seminar titled “Effects of global terrorism and radicalism for Macedonia and the region”.

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Life is not only black or white, leave space for colors!

Интервју на официјалниот претставник на Фондацијата Конрад Аденауер за Р.Македонија, г-дин Јоханес Д.Раи
Interview of the official representative of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation for Macedonia, Mr. Johannes D.Rey

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"Migration on the Balkans: Common Security Challenges and Ways to Cope with the Prolonged Crisis"

Regional Student Conference
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation together with the Faculty of Security – Skopje from 3rd to 5th June hosted the regional student conference on the topic: “Migration on the Balkans: Common Security Challenges and Ways to Cope with the Prolonged Crisis” in Skopje and Gevgelija. About 50 participants from both Macedonia and Greece attended the conference which was organized in cooperation with two universities from Greece: "University Aristoteles" (Aristotelian University of Thessaloniki) and "Sheffield University - City College of Thessaloniki" (University of Sheffield) from Thessaloniki.

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“Cathedra Adenauer: Quo Vadis, Europe?”

thinking without borders
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies from 3-5th June in Krushevo organized a seminar titled "Cathedra Adenauer: Quo vadis, Europe?". The weekend seminar was attended by around 40 participants from different universities in the country.