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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High school students from SUGS "Nikola Karev" created their own model of School council

This pilot project is implemented by Konrad Adenauer Foundation in partnership with Youth Can and it aims to build the capacity of the high school students to create their own sustainable council within the school system and act as multipliers.

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“Migration and the EU - What is happening in Europe?”
The Konrad Adenauer Foundation, the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies, the “Iustinianus Primus” Faculty of Law and the “Max van der Stoel” Institute at the South East European University organized a series of lectures under the common title “Cathedra Adenauer 2015” throughout the year.

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The 7th training simulation “Visions and Wishes for Europe” was held

The Konrad Adenauer Foundation in cooperation with the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies and CIVIC Institute, carried out the 7th training simulation “Visions and Wishes for Europe” in the high school “Vanco Prke” – Vinica from 16-18 October.

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EDS Council Meeting “Youth for Growth: Strengthening Generation E”

EDS organized its first Council meeting in Skopje
Together with EDS (European Democratic Students), the official student organization of the European People’s Party, the Youth Forces Union of VMRO-DPMNE co-hosted the first Council Meeting of the working year 2015/2016 under the title “Youth for Growth: Strengthening Generation E”. The event was held in Skopje from September 29th until October 4th with the financial and organizational support of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Skopje and the Wilfred Martens Center for European Studies.

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High School Students from Ohrid Express their Visions and Wishes for Europe

One of the main goals of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation is the promotion of the EU's values and the integration of Macedonia into the union. Drawing upon these targets, the KAS organized the simulation game “Visions and Wishes for Europe” for 37 high-school students from OSU “Kliment Ohridski” in Ohrid during 25-27 of September.

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Mittelschüler aus Ohrid formulierten ihre Visionen und Vorstellungen von Europa

Prioritäre Ziele der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung sind die Förderung europäischer Werte und die Integration Mazedoniens in die EU. Vor diesem Hintergrund organisierte die KAS vom 25. bis 27. September das Planspiel „Visionen und Vorstellungen von Europa“ in Ohrid, an dem 37 Schülerinnen und Schüler der Mittelschule „Kliment Ohridski“ teilnahmen.

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Implementation of the project “Strengthening the student council in SUGS Nikola Karev”

The Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation, in partnership with Youth Can launched the first pilot project of its kind with the aim to build capacity for the current student council in the Nikola Karev High School in Skopje. The goal of the project is to empower students so they can develop their own functional and sustainable model of a fully student-led council that can be used as a model for other High Schools in the country.

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Promotion of the Publication "Political Dialogue"

In the course of the current political crisis in Macedonia, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and the Institute for Democracy "Societas Civilis" organized a discussion on the topic: "Political culture and lack of political dialogue in the Republic of Macedonia" at Hotel Stone Bridge in Skopje on 17 September.

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Summer European Academy 2015

Current challenges of European Integration – civic participation in best practice
Young people from the Western Balkans gatheredto discuss current challenges of European Integration

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Summer School “Religion, Ethnicity and Nationalism”