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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Besuch von jungen Politikerinnen der LDP (Kosovo) in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung waren diese Woche junge Politikerinnen der LDP aus Kosovo in Berlin. Den Teilnehmerinnen wurden Denkanstöße und Anregungen zur Verbesserung der Teilhabe von Frauen in Politik und Gesellschaft im eigenen Land vermittelt. Das Besucherprogramm wurde vom Team Inlandsprogramme organisiert und von Johannes D. Rey, Leiter des Auslandsbüros Mazedonien und Kosovo, begleitet. Verantwortlich für die Durchführung von Seiten des Teams Inlandsprogramme: Ingrid Garwels.

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Celebrating 9th May
The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), office in the Republic of Macedonia, traditionally supports the annual celebration of the 9th May –"THE EUROPE DAY” organized by the European Movement of the Republic of Macedonia.

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Одбележување на Денот на Европа, 9 мај
Фондацијата Конрад Аденауер традиционално ја поддржа манифестацијата која го одбележува 9 мај – „Денот на Европа" во организација на Европското Движење во Македонија.

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EFF delegation visited Macedonia

KAS hosted representatives of the Eduardo Frei Foundation from Netherlands (EFF). During their visit, the representatives of EFF had great number of political meetings but also they have met representatives from the NGO sector with whom they have discussed the current political situation and the future challenges for Macedonia on its path towards the EU.

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The Democrat Youth Community of Europe, a host in Skopje
The international umbrella organization of the youth wings of Christian-Democratic, Conservative and like-minded parties of Europe, DEMYC (Democrat Youth Community of Europe) was a host of the event under the title “Digital Europe: Youth Policies for Prosperity”. The event took place between 7th and 10th April in Skopje, organized in cooperation with the Youth Forces of VMRO DPMNE, supported by Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Wilfred Martens Centre for European Studies.

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Демократската заедница на Европа, домаќин во Скопје
Интернационалната чадор организација на младинските ограноци на демохристијански, конзервативни истомисленички партии во Европа (Демократската младинска заедница на Европа DEMYC) во соработка со Унијата на млади сили на ВМРО-ДПМНЕ, а со поддршка на Фондацијата Конрад Аденауер и Вилфред Мартенс Центарот за Европски студии од 7ми до 10ти април во Скопје беше домаќин на настанот со наслов „Дигитална Европа: Младински политики за напредок’’.

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It is our pleasure to publish the first drawings from two young artists, Jana Jakimovska and Anyla Berisha from the competition for cartoons/short comic strips.

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Studien- und Dialogprogramm für Politiker und Parlamentarier aus der Republik Mazedonien

Auf Einladung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung sind in dieser Woche Politiker und Parlamentarier aus der Republik Mazedonien zu Gast in Berlin. Zur Förderung einer kultivierten politischen Auseinandersetzung und Streitkultur in Mazedonien soll über die Wichtigkeit des politischen Dialogs, politischer Kultur und Kommunikation gesprochen werden. Das Besucherprogramm wurde vom Team Inlandsprogramme organisiert und wird von Johannes Rey, Leiter des Auslandsbüros Mazedonien und Kosovo, begleitet. Verantwortlich für die Durchführung von Seiten des Teams Inlandsprogramme: Ingrid Garwels.

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Christian Kremer visited Macedonia

KAS hosted Mr. Christian Kremer, Deputy Secretary General of the European People's Party. During his visit, Mr. Kremer met with high officials and important stakeholders with whom he discussed the current political situation and the future challenges for Macedonia on its path towards the EU.

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Macedonian–German Forum

Equal partnership is a key for successful cooperation
On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the foundation in Macedonia, KAS organized the first Macedonian–German Forum under the topic “Political education as the basis of democracy: 15 years Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Macedonia”. The KAS office was pleased with the presence of Michael Thielen, the Secretary General of KAS who was the guest of honor at the celebration of the anniversary.